Primary Care Services at Community Healthlink offer easily accessible, coordinated, recovery-oriented primary health care on-site, for people who have difficulty accessing their Primary Care Provider, or who are not receiving their primary health care elsewhere.
Because Primary Care Services are integrated with Community Healthlink’s other outpatient clinic services, clients can access primary health care while receiving mental health treatment, case management or other services.
Primary and behavioral health care management offered by clinic staff accommodates individual client needs. Every client receives care coordination, and care support for practical and social needs. For those with more complex, high-risk needs, Primary Care Services will provide intensive care management.
Primary Care Services include:
• Annual well visits
• Physical exams
• Gynecological care, PAP smears, birth control
• Sick visits and walk-in urgent care
• Medication prescribing and refills
• Preventive screenings
• Diabetes management
• Lab tests and blood draws
• EKGs, hearing and vision screening
• Referrals to specialists
• Wellness Services
• Homeless Services
As part of Primary Care Clinics, Wellness Services offers wellness groups, education and treatment for:
• Healthy Diet and Nutrition
• Weight Loss
• Stress Reduction
• Diabetes Management
• Smoking Cessation
• Chronic Illness Self-Management
In addition, CHL’s Primary Care Services provides outreach to clients and case management, as well as home and group home visits.
Community Healthlink Primary Care Services provides primary care and wellness services at two sites:
Queen Street Clinic
12 Queen Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Chandler Street Clinic
162 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01610
The Primary Behavioral Health Care Integration initiative at Community Healthlink is funded in part by grants from SAMHSA and the Fairlawn Foundation.