Services

Services

Adult Medicine:

Our medical staff has been specially trained in Family Medicine to handle a wide range of health needs.  Telephone coverage is provided 24 hours per day by calling our main number at (508) 679-8111.

Pediatric Medicine:

We offer complete medical care for children from ages Newborn to 21. Our Pediatric staff help keep adolescents and young adults healthy by providing excellent treatment for acute illness, as well as immunizations, checkups and routine screenings.

Dental Care:

HealthFirst’s Dental Center offers examinations, routine cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, fillings, extractions, selective root canal treatment and crowns for front teeth only, partials and complete dentures.
Our state of the art facility houses nine operatories with digital x-ray units; a panoramic digital x-ray unit, and electronic dental records.

In addition our center includes many talented dentists and dental hygienists educated at some of the most prestigious dental schools around the country, a diverse group of exceptional dental assistants, a professional front desk team, and a seasoned dental outreach coordinator.

Healthy Smiles Dental Outreach Program

Our experienced Healthy Smiles team includes Massachusetts licensed dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and outreach coordinator. The Outreach services address the need for increased access to quality dental health care to children in Fall River Public Schools, pre schools, and other outreach programs. Families will receive notification of these services through your child’s school or other outreach program one to two times each year. A letter will be sent home with your child on the day of the appointment informing you of the services that were provided. If future treatment is necessary, you will receive a follow-up letter noting the treatment that is being recommended for your child.

It is recommended to see a dentist twice a year for a routine exam and cleaning.

Care Management of Chronic Diseases:

As part of a holistic approach to treating chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease, our team of registered nurses, physicians and our Certified Diabetes Educators assist patients in developing treatment plans and goals.  A team member is always available to assist our patients with questions about their health.

Nutrition Counseling:

A registered dietitian works with physicians, patients and medical case managers to develop nutrition goals and healthy eating strategies that work well with our patients’ lifestyles.

Medical Interpreter Services:

Our multi-lingual Medical Interpreters assist providers and patients in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.  Patients may request an interpreter at the time of appointment registration.  In addition, our culturally diverse employees provide a welcoming experience to all of HealthFirst’s patients.

Patient Benefits:

Our experienced Patient Advocates confidentially work with you to determine your eligibility in the following programs.

  • State-Sponsored Health Insurance Plans
  • Sliding Fee Discount Program,    English           Español           Português  
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food Stamps
  • Project Bread
  • Patient Credit and Collection Policy,    English

Fall River WIC Program:

The state-recognized Women Infant Children (WIC) Nutrition Program provides nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify.

Laboratory Services:

Southcoast Health System now offers both radiology and laboratory services at HealthFirst Family Care Center. Southcoast Radiology Services provides comprehensive outpatient radiology testing including digital mammography, X-ray, ultrasound, and bone density scanning. Also located at the site is Southcoast Laboratory Services which offers full service diagnostic laboratory testing with extended hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday; and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. For more information on the services provided by Southcoast Radiology Imaging Services or the Southcoast Laboratory Services, Click Here.