HealthFirst Family Care Center, Inc.  began as a Model Cities Program in 1971 in response to a need for accessible medical and dental care expressed by residents.  The City of Fall River provided strong support for this program and its name was subsequently changed to the Community Development Service Center.

The Center has served three generations of families.  HealthFirst’s service area has grown over the past 50 years to include the Portuguese, Hispanic, Cambodian, African American and Brazilian Portuguese populations. Accordingly, our staff members reflect the various cultures we serve, ensuring easy access for all patients regardless of language, income or cultural barriers to care. HealthFirst has always been a resource for people struggling through difficult times, whether unemployed, a single parent or a recent immigrant.  Federal assistance means you are assured of the highest quality care.  We greet anyone in need with open arms.  We accept most types of insurance.  To see the kinds of insurance we accept, please click here.

HealthFirst’s Board of Directors is comprised of a group of professionals who generously volunteer their time in support of our mission of service to the people of the Greater Fall River community.

Board Members

Board President, Mr. Roger A. Cabral

Board Vice President, Ms. Carmen Aguilar

Board Treasurer, Mr. Patrick Lynch

Board Secretary, Mr. Michael Moran

Mr. Frank Baptista

Ms. Tess Curran

Attorney Robert Marchand

Mr. David Simons

Ms. Anna Thomas

Ms. Carol Weber

Mr. Julius Rodrigues (Member Emeritus)

Ms. Julie Almond, CEO (Non-Voting, Ex-Officio)

We invite you to contact us or call HFFCC at 508-679-8111 with any questions you may have.

Memorial to Past Board of Directors Member, Marin Vat