October 5, 2022

A Better Way To Communicate With Your Care Team

MyChart is Coming Soon to Lowell Community Health Center!

All your health information in one place

See your medications, test results, upcoming appointments, medical bills, update your personal information, and more all in one place – even if you’ve been seen at multiple healthcare organizations.

Connect with your provider and care team

Send a message, request prescription refills, or arrange to follow up with your provider and care team from anywhere.

Quickly request appointments

Request appointments at your convenience; complete pre-visit tasks from home.

Manage a loved one’s care

Stay on top of everyone’s appointments and check in on family members who need extra help, all from your account.

MyChart is available in English and Spanish at this time.

September 1, 2022

Announcing New Clinical Leadership

We are pleased to announce the appointment of three important new clinical leadership roles supporting our ongoing efforts to improve the quality of care and patient and staff experience.  

Today’s appointees are:

  • Shaun Farraher, MD – Chief of Family Medicine
  • Sarah Greenlaw-Quinton, DMD – Chief of Dentistry
  • Natalie Bowen, MD – Associate Chief of Pediatrics

Drs. Farraher, Greenlaw-Quinton, and Bowen bring a breadth of experience and expertise to their roles. 

Dr. Shaun Farraher

Dr. Shaun Farraher is board certified in Family Medicine and has practiced at Lowell CHC since 2013. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean and completed his Family Medicine Residency at University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Farraher enjoys providing primary care for all members of the family, regardless of age. He lives in Greater Lowell and is motivated to improve the health of the community. Dr. Farraher has an interest in substance use disorder and is the Medical Director of Lowell Community Health Center Office Based Addiction Treatment Services (OBAT). In his free time, he enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking, mystery novels, and spending time with family.

Dr. Sarah Greenlaw-Quinton

Dr. Sarah Greenlaw-Quinton began working at Lowell CHC as a general dentist in February 2018 and has served as the Interim Dental Director since December 2021. She has always had a passion for increasing access to dental care in underserved communities. Dr. Greenlaw-Quinton completed her dental training at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2013, followed by a General Practice Residency focused on community health through Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. She previously worked at North Shore Community Health, where she discovered a love of teaching while mentoring dental student interns. In the past, she volunteered with Project Stretch as the Lead Dentist on a pediatric dental mission trip to Teacapan, Mexico, and as co-director of the Wampanoag Project, a multi-disciplinary collaboration treating the underserved Wampanoag Tribe of Martha’s Vineyard. To better communicate with and serve her patients, she has been learning Spanish and Portuguese. When not working, Dr. Greenlaw-Quinton enjoys baking, yoga, biking, and exploring the outdoors with her husband, their son, and their dog.

Dr. Natalie Bowen

Dr. Natalie Bowen has been working at Lowell CHC as a full-time primary care pediatrician since March 2020. Originally from Boulder, Colorado, she fell in love with mentorship and teaching early on through her experiences in coaching, research, and advocacy. This included a leadership role directing volunteer services for the eXtraordinarY Kids Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Bowen graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Afterwards, she spent several years serving as a Locum Tenens physician, which gave her the privilege of serving in a variety of clinical and cultural settings and insight into models of team-based care across practices. It was her passion for working with culturally diverse communities and reducing health disparities that brought her to Lowell CHC, where she is excited to provide comprehensive primary care to her patients. Her specific interests include optimizing the medical home model and long-term management of chronic diseases with care coordination between specialists and care-team members. When not at work, she enjoys gardening, reading, traveling, and spending time outdoors with her husband Aaron, daughter Claire, and lab mix Luna.

October 22, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Information

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Lowell Community Health Center is currently NOT offering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.  

COVID-19 vaccine booster shots may be available at some local pharmacies, checking the websites or calling ahead is recommended. 

If you have questions about your vaccine eligibility, please speak to your provider by calling 978-937-9700.

Click Here for More Information about COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters.

September 14, 2021

Announcement: Changes for Out-of-State Virtual Care Appointments

Virtual Care Appointments became a strong way to connect patients of Lowell Community Health Center with providers during the Covid-19 pandemic. For a time, some state and federal agencies waived requirements for virtual care appointments across state lines.

However, due to changes in those previously waived requirements — effective immediately Lowell Community Health Center will no longer be able to schedule Virtual Care appointments (video or phone) for patients located outside of Massachusetts.

Patients with questions regarding their care should contact Lowell CHC at 978-937-9700.

August 23, 2021

FDA grants full approval to Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

“The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older. This is the first coronavirus vaccine approved by the FDA, and is expected to open the door to more vaccine mandates.”

May 26, 2021

Patients: Share Your Feedback

We are expanding our patient experience surveys. Your feedback matters! If you have a telehealth appointment, you will receive a link to the new and improved survey by text after your appointment. Starting June 1, we will be launching a survey for in-person visits as well. Please share your thoughts so we can continue to improve your care. 

May 18, 2021

Mass. To Ease Mask Mandate, Lift All Other COVID Restrictions May 29; End State Of Emergency June 15

While masks will still need to be worn in healthcare facilities, like Lowell CHC, most other COVID restrictions will be lifted at the end of the month.

“Never mind Aug. 1. The Saturday of Memorial Day weekend — May 29 — is the new target date for the end of nearly all remaining COVID-19 restrictions in Massachusetts.”

May 11, 2021

Free COVID-19 Testing Returns to Lowell

Free COVID-19 testing returns to Lowell May 12 through the state’s “Stop the Spread” program. Testing will be offered in the parking lot of Cawley Memorial Stadium, 424 Douglas Road, available seven days a week:
Monday 8am-2pm, Tuesday 12pm-6pm, Wednesday 8am-2pm, Thursday 12pm-6pm, Friday 8am-2pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, Sunday 10am-2pm. All Massachusetts residents, including those who are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, are eligible to be tested. Walk-ups will also be accepted.

May 11, 2021

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Available

Beginning May 12, residents may begin applying for the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program, which provides a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

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May 10, 2021

Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Now Available

Beginning on Wednesday, May 12, walk-in appointments are available for the COVID-19 vaccine for Lowell CHC patients. Patients can walk in to the health center at 161 Jackson Street in Lowell from 8:00am-1:30pm, Monday through Friday, to receive a vaccine. Patients who have a scheduled appointment will remain on the schedule for that day and time.