Lowell CHC offers outpatient services for our patients seeking assistance with substance use disorders through our office-based addiction treatment program (OBAT), with an emphasis on both medication-assisted treatment with the medications Suboxone (buprenorphine-naloxone) or Vivitrol (naltrexone).
Programs & Services
Comprehensive behavioral health services are available for people of all ages. Our wide-range of services are designed to provide care and promote wellness for those who are concerned about mental health issues and/or addiction.
The Community Health Education Center (CHEC) is the centerpiece for public health education in the Northeast Region of Massachusetts. Training and Educational Services Include:
Lowell Community Health Center’s Teen Building Leadership Opportunities in the Community (BLOCK) supports the healthy development of young people and empowers them to become leaders in the community. Programs include: ADAM Project
Lowell Community Health Center offers comprehensive in-school services for adolescents attending public school in Lowell. Centers are located at Lowell High School and Stoklosa Middle School.
Family medicine physicians are trained in all major medical areas. They diagnose and treat a full range of health concerns in patients of all ages. Primary medical services offered at Adult and Pediatric Medicine are also available at Family Medicine. Family Medicine differs from Adult and Pediatric Medicine because your entire family can consult Family Medicine physicians. Family Medicine is located at 161 Jackson Street, Lowell, MA 01852
Pediatric Medicine: Children and adolescents will receive quality primary care services from Lowell Community Health Center. Compassionate, culturally competent physicians and nurse practitioners are qualified to meet the medical needs of all their patients. For babies and children up to age 17.
Adults will receive quality primary care services from Lowell Community Health Center. Compassionate, culturally competent physicians and nurse practitioners are qualified to meet the medical needs of all their patients. Services for adults include:
Lowell Community Health Center offers a variety of community outreach programs designed to serve the many diverse communities of Greater Lowell. The Community Outreach and Health Promotion Department focuses on Brazilian, Latino, Cambodian, African and newly arrived refeugees and immigrants, as well as others who do not have health insurance, are not regular users of primary care or are in need of mental health services.
One of the nation’s first fully integrated East Meets West health care facilities, Metta Health Center focuses on Lowell’s Southeast Asian and other refugee populations. “Metta” means loving kindness in the Buddhist Pali language. Services include primary medical care for all ages using a family medicine model, chronic disease management, nutrition counseling, mental health services, traditional healing advice, acupuncture, massage therapy, social services, meditation, health education and referrals.
Lowell Community Health Center provides quality, affordable and confidential reproductive health care services for both male and female adults and adolescents. Family nurse practitioners and health educators provide services that include gynecological exams, birth control services, testing and treatment of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), HIV counseling and testing, testing and treatment of urinary tract infections, colposcopy and breast exams.
Lowell Community Health Center offers comprehensive HIV services including counseling, testing, treatment, social support and advocacy for those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Appointments are available, and walk-ins are welcome during regular business hours. HIV Services Include:
Full OB/GYN services are offered at Lowell Community Health Center including prenatal and postpartum care. Patients may choose an obstetrician, family medicine physician, or Certified Nurse Midwife for their care during pregnancy. Certified Nurse Midwives provide care that focuses on the specific needs of women. They are highly educated independent professionals who also work in collaboration with physicians. Additional services include:
The pharmacy located at Lowell Community Health Center is open to all patients and staff of the Health Center. As a 340b pharmacy, patients covered by Masshealth and state subsidized insurance plans are eligible for affordable prescriptions. The pharmacy also will provide medications at a very competitive price for people who have private insurance plans.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of disability. Almost 700,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S. each year. Heart disease is a term that includes several more specific heart conditions. The most common heart disease in the United States is coronary heart disease, which can lead to heart attack.
As a nation, two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese; that is now widely recognized as a public health crisis. Many more children are overweight today than kids ten years ago. Even small lifestyle changes can save our own health and the health of our families.
Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes is a mystery, but both genetics and environmental factors (your surroundings) such as obesity (being overweight) and lack of exercise appear to play roles.
A depressive disorder is an illness that involves the body, mood and thoughts. It affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself and the way one thinks about things. Depression is not the same as a passing sad mood. People who are depressed cannot merely “pull themselves together” and get better. Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months or years.