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 and will be screened before entering our facilities.

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: The Governor of Massachusetts has announced that four of the State’s mass vaccination sites will be phased out by the end of June and replaced with smaller scale operations that are more convenient and accessible. In our area there are several pharmacies in Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River and New Bedford that are providing vaccinations. The former Circuit City site in Dartmouth remains open at this time. Details about sites and setting up an appointment can be found on the State’s web site at You can call 2 1 1 for assistance.

Hawthorn Medical periodically receives a supply of vaccines. When available, vaccines can be given to patients while they are here for an appointment or they can be scheduled for one of our vaccine clinics. For more information about availability and scheduling, patients can call their doctor’s office.

More information »


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

Myths and Facts About the Vaccine

CDC Vaccine Facts

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
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 31: 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 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

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