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Lowell CHC receives $50,000 grant for chronic conditions care

The Lowell Community Health Center has received a $50,000 grant from the Commonwealth Care Alliance to provide care for individuals with chronic conditions.

Walk-In Flu Vaccine Clinic

On Saturday, January 9, 2021 and Saturday, January 23, 2021, we will be accepting walk-in flu vaccines for 18 years and older from 9am-2pm at the Health Center (161 Jackson Street, Lowell). No appointment needed.

Lowell CHC leading effort to inform and vaccinate residents

“Community health organizations, including Lowell Community Health Center, Greater Lowell Health Alliance, and Lowell General Hospital, are working with trusted community aid organizations in a unified effort to distribute timely and accurate information about the vaccine rollout.”

Pediatric Walk-In Vaccine Clinics

Walk-in vaccine clinics for children 4-18yrs old will be held on Saturday 12/5 and Saturday 12/19 from 9 am to 1:30 pm. Make sure your children have the vaccines required for school. No appointment needed!

Flu Vaccine Clinic for Lowell CHC Patients

We urge everyone to get the flu vaccine! A walk-up, outdoor flu vaccine clinic for Lowell CHC patients ages 6 months and up will be taking place at our 161 Jackson Street location on specific days and times during the month of October. No appointment needed.

Thursday, 11/5 from 12:30-4:00pm

Friday, 11/6 from 10:00am-4:00pm

Monday, 11/9 from 10:00am-4:00pm

Tuesday, 11/10 from 10:00am-4:00pm

Please be aware that all of these dates are weather permitting.

Note: If you have an appointment at the health center, you will receive a vaccine during your appointment.

Listen to Lowell CHC’s Chief of Pediatrics, Dr. Rajesh and Senior Director of Nursing, Colette McKenna talk about the clinic on LTC!

Helping Patients Breathe Easier

“When you visit someone’s home, you never know what you’re going to find,” says Carla Caraballo, one of Lowell CHC’s Lead Community Health Workers (CHWs). “Maybe they need food, or help taking their medicine. Maybe they just need someone to listen.”

At Lowell Community Health Center, one of the biggest obstacles our patients face is just getting here. Between lack of transportation, cultural barriers, work schedules, and other constraints, just making it to the exam room can be a challenge.

Plus, there’s a lot you can’t see in a 20-minute appointment. That...

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Joint Commission Accreditation

Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its rigorous, nationally recognized standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality reflecting the health center’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Uptick in HIV tied to Opioid Crisis

Lowell CHC was among the first to sound the alarm about a rise in HIV diagnosis, which are tied to the opioid crisis.

HIV Uptick

As two cities in Massachusetts struggle with an outbreak, the powerful synthetic fentanyl may be mostly to blame.

HIV clusters among people who inject drugs are back, this time in Massachusetts, despite its reputation as the nation’s gold standard for public health and health care access.

Ahmed returns to school. A heartwarming story.

See what happens when the entire community comes together to welcome Ahmed, a young boy battling brain cancer, back to school!

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