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.  Our diabetes program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). A team member is always available to assist our patients with questions about their health.

Integrated Substance Use Recovery Program:

The HealthFirst O.A.R (Opioid Addiction Recovery) program is an innovative office-based addiction treatment program utilizing medication for addiction treatment (MAT) available to our primary care patients. In partnership with each patient, our highly experienced multi-disciplinary staff also examine and address the related medical, psychiatric and social barriers to sustained recovery. While the primary diagnostic focus is on opioid dependence, with or without related psychiatric disorders, patients seeking MAT for alcohol dependence may also be referred. Click here for Español, or Português.

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.

Interpreter Services and Community Initiatives:

HealthFirst Family Care Center Inc. is committed to providing linguistically and culturally appropriate services to our patients, families and providers. Our trained on-site interpreters speak English, Spanish, Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole. For other language needs we offer Telephonic or Video Remote Interpretation. When necessary we make arrangements for an in-person American Sign Language interpreter from the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Interpreter services bridge linguistic and cultural gaps and these services are provided free of charge.

Patient Benefits:

HealthFirst accepts many private insurance plans including state sponsored health insurance plans such as Mass Health Limited,Children’s Medical Security Plan, and Health Safety Net.

If you are Massachusetts residents and would like to apply for health insurance coverage, you should speak with one of our Navigators/ Patient Benefits Counselors before your visit with your medical or dental provider here at HealthFirst. Our Navigators/Patient Benefits Counselors would be happy to help you with the application process and determine your eligibility for an affordable health insurance plan that provides the right coverage for you and your family.

Insurance application information for Massachusetts residents can be found below:

Sliding Fee discounts are also available based on family size and income. Click preferred language below for more information about our sliding fee program:

No one will be denied access to HealthFirst services due to an inability to pay.

If you have any questions, please call a Benefits counselor at 774-627-1238.

Specialty Referrals:

    Cardiology – Specialists from Internal Medicine and Cardiology Associates are here twice a month to provide cardiology services for our patients.

    Gastroenterology – Dr. Marvin Berman from the Southcoast Physicians Group is here twice a month to provide services for our patients.

    OB/GYN – Services provided by referral. Please call the health center for more information.

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. For more information on the services provided by Southcoast Radiology Imaging Services or the Southcoast Laboratory Services, Click Here.