Notice to our patients about COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic, Hawthorn Medical has been committed to safe patient care, testing and caring for patients with suspected COVID, and now vaccinating staff and patients. Safety: 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. We are also limiting the number of visitors who can accompany patients to appointments. If this is a concern, please call your doctor’s office.

Testing: Patients having COVID-related symptoms will be directed to our Urgent Care Center. The patient will be evaluated at a visit with 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 reasons 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: Initial shipments of COVID vaccines are being administered to our frontline clinical staff. As more vaccines are received, we will continue to follow the DPH Phased Vaccination Plan.

When we reach Phase Two, patients will be notified by telephone, with additional information on our web and social media sites, when their vaccinations can take place. We are starting a regular information campaign that will update patients on a regular basis as well as posting up-to-date information on this site. We appreciate your patience.

More information »


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

When Can I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Myths and Facts About the Vaccine

CDC Vaccine Facts

CDC Medical Conditions

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

Dr. Earl Potts discusses COVID vaccine

Urgent Care hours

  • Monday–Friday: 7 am to 7 pm
  • Saturday–Sunday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day: 8 am to 2 pm

Steward CONNECT Patient Portal

Hawthorn's patient portal—Steward CONNECT—allows patients to connect securely with their doctor and medical team online, and view and verify health information. Log In or Activate an Account. For Technical Support, call 833-727-2498. Frequently Asked Questions

About us

Hawthorn Medical congratulates retiring physicians

Three of our physicians are retiring this month. We thank them for their tireless work, extensive medical knowledge, and the kindness they have shown to patients. Congratulations on your retirement and best wishes for the future.

Hanumaa Chowdri, MD, Infectious Disease, 1979–2020
Jack Howard, MD, Cardiology, 2007–2020
Robert Sawyer, MD, Internal Medicine, 1995–2020

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
Accepting new patients for primary care