Notice to our patients about COVID-19

Hawthorn is committed to providing care for our patients in an environment that is safe.

All patients coming into the building must wear a mask/face covering. Patients will be screened before entering our facilities. They will be asked about symptoms and have their temperature checked. Anyone reporting symptoms will be further evaluated by a member of our COVID nurse response team.

Testing: Patients having COVID-related symptoms will be directed to our Urgent Care Center. The patient will be evaluated by a provider before COVID testing is done. The Urgent Care does not perform COVID testing on asymptomatic individuals.

Patients who do not have any symptoms and are requesting COVID testing due to exposure or travel should contact their Hawthorn PCP to be scheduled for testing in our drive-through Medical Garage. All testing done in the garage is by appointment only.

Vaccinations: Hawthorn Medical has been notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that the majority of the State’s vaccine doses will be going to their mass vaccination sites that include Gillette Stadium and the former Circuit City site in Dartmouth. We continue to work with the State to get vaccines and we periodically receive a small supply. When we do, patients on our waiting list are contacted.

Due to the uncertainty of the vaccine supply, we are no longer able to accept patients on our wait list and we encourage patients to schedule an appointment where there is availability.

As of April 19, anyone age 16 years and older is eligible for a vaccine. Information about sites, eligibility, pre-registration for an appointment, and setting up an appointment can be found on the State’s web site at In addition to this online resource, the State has set up a call center to help individuals with making an appointment. You can call 2 1 1 for assistance.

More information »


Roundtable discussion on COVID-19 for New Bedford Public Access TV

Myths and Facts About the Vaccine

CDC Vaccine Facts

CDC Medical Conditions

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

COVID Compounded: Patients Delaying Routine Exams – Dr. Clark speaks with The Standard Times

Help for Managing Symptoms and Recovery – information developed by Homerton University Hospital, London

COVID vaccination for pregnant and breastfeeding women

Urgent Care hours

  • Monday–Friday: 7 am to 7 pm
  • Saturday–Sunday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Easter Sunday, April 4: 8 am to 2 pm

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About us

Hawthorn Pediatrics and Family Medicine now have an express clinic for sick visits by appointment only. Call the office at 508-996-3991 to make an appointment. Children having symptoms including fever, sore throat, congestion, cough, diarrhea, etc. will use a new separate entrance. This will help children and parents bypass the main entrance, elevator/stairs, registration, and waiting rooms. Read more »

Hawthorn Medical welcomes new physicians

Robert J. Caldas, DO
Family Medicine
Accepting new patients

Michelle McKenney, DO
Family Medicine
Accepting new patients

Luke Barré, MD, MPH, RhMSUS
Accepting new patients

Annalise Boisvert, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Accepting new patients

Hugo Jauregui, MD
Adult Medicine
Accepting new patients for primary care

Sirjana Parajuli, MD
Adult Medicine
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