Primary Healthcare

Located at 400 Stanley St in Fall River, the Family HealthCare Center at SSTAR has expanded to a family medicine model, serving all people from infancy through adulthood. Most of our patients have encountered obstacles to care or personal situations that have required supportive services. We provide primary healthcare, preventative medicine, education and supportive services for all individuals. Our specialized services include infectious diseases including the treatment of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. Services are provided regardless of an ability to pay. Bi-lingual staff is available.

“We offer same day appointments please click Schedule An Appointment to schedule an appointment with a provider. We now offer Telemedicine appointments.

 Please help with our Cancer Screening Survey

Por favor ayuda con nuestra encuesta de detección de cáncer

The Family Healthcare Center at SSTAR would like to ask for your help in gathering information about the needs and concerns of our patients in regards to testing for colon cancer. 

Completing this survey is voluntary.  You may skip any question or choose not to complete this survey. No names are collected and no one will know these answers are from you. The information gathered through this survey will be shared with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to help improve cancer screening services in the state.

Your care providers at the health center appreciate your participation in this survey. Please click on the link below.  Thank you.

After Hours Care

The Family HealthCare Center at SSTAR provides 24/7 access to care for our patients. Simply call our main number, 508-675-1054, to be connected to our on-call answering service. They will carefully listen to your concerns and contact the appropriate provider who can help you get the medical care you need. This 24/7 service is for illness and medical concerns. Refills requests must be sent to your pharmacy, as this after hours provider cannot do refills.

Do you live in the South End or Central Fall River? We also have offices located conveniently on 1010 South Main St. Click here to visit our South End Services page for more details. or call 508-675-1054.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm

Sliding Scale Fee

Notice to Patients

This practice serves all patients regardless of inability to pay. Discounts for primary care services are offered based on family size and income. For more information call (508)675-1054

Aviso Para Pacientes

Esta practica sirve a todos los pacientes, independientemente de la incapacidad de pago. Descuentos par los servicios esenciales son ofrecidos dependiendo de tamono de la familia y de los ingresos. Usted puede solicitar un descuento por el telefono (508)675-1054

 Specialized Programs

Enhanced Medical Management Services

This Program at SSTAR’s Family Health Care Center, provides ‘Access to Care and Treatment’ for HIV and Hepatitis C clients. Case Management Services are available to assist clients with individual needs.

Post Exposure Prophylaxis (P.E.P.)

For individuals who have been in contact with potentially infected body fluids in an exposure event. For example, needle-stick injuries or contact with blood-to-blood events.

Health Access Program

The Health Access Program has Certified Application Counselors to assist you in finding an affordable health insurance that fits you and your family needs. Contact us or stop by if you need to know more about available insurances or assistance in completion of applications. We are here for you!!

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Nutritional Counseling

The Nutritional Counseling program at SSTAR’s Family HealthCare Center provides individual nutritional counseling and assessment services for everyone concerned about their dietary lifestyle. Emphasis is provided to support specialized nutritional needs including diabetes, obesity, cholesterol, HIV and hypertension. Pediatric consultations are also available.

Sexually Transmitted Disease (S.T.I.) Clinic

SSTAR offers an STI Clinic staffed by an RN and a trained professional. Our services include: Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, risk reduction counseling, education and referral for primary medical care. All services are confidential and are available to everyone regardless of citizenship status. Early intervention is critical to maintaining one’s reproductive health. All STDs are treatable and many are curable.

Buprenorphine/Suboxone Program

Treatment for opiate addiction including medical detox and maintenance in a clinical setting provided by the primary care physician and nurses. This program offers relapse prevention group therapy and individual counseling incorporated into primary health care.

Chronic Disease Management Program – RN Case Manager for Diabetes, Asthma, and High Blood Pressure

Diabetes Case Management Program provides nursing intervention and counseling to clients with Diabetes. Services include blood sugar monitoring, medical management, foot care and preventative services. Bi-lingual Community Health Workers are available for case management and home visits.

Confidential Services for Adolescents

Staff is available to assist adolescents in making informed choices about their health for confidential issues, such as pregnancy and substance use. Testing, treatment, education and support is available without parental consent, although involvement of concerned parents or guardians is always a goal. Services are not charged to parents/guardian’s health insurance.

Click here for:
SSTAR Family HealthCare Center Provider Information

SSTAR Family HealthCare Center Brochure

NextMD Patient Portal

Urgent Care Centers and Minute Clinics

HRSA Announcement: Notice for FTCA Deemed Community Health Centers

SSTAR Family HealthCare Center 2016 HSN Credit and Collection Policy

Medical Care Notice English

Medical Care Notice Spanish

Medical Care Notice Portuguese