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Southcoast Health announces Southcoast CARES Program, part of community health, wellness department

Emphasis on overall community health and wellbeing by focusing on Southcoast CARES initiatives that extend beyond clinical care. Southcoast Health is proud to announce its Southcoast CARES program, part of the newly rebranded Community Health and Wellness department formerly known as Community Benefits. This title change reflects the department’s expanded …

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New Bedford Public Schools to make masks optional, March 7

New Bedford Public Schools will be updating its COVID-19 protocols including making masks optional starting Monday, March 7, 2022 for students and staff, as well as aligning COVID-19 testing procedures more closely with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Department of Public Health, Superintendent Thomas Anderson announced …

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Massachusetts Cases of Salmonella Linked to Dog Treats

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is advising consumers who have any Dog Gone Dog Treats to dispose of them. There have been three cases of salmonellosis (infection with the Salmonella bacteria) linked to individuals handling these dog treats. The cases include two adults in their 70s and a …

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Upcoming New Bedford COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Free, walk-up COVID-19 clinics in New Bedford offer CDC-approved booster shots, in addition to first- and second-dose vaccines and, at most locations, pediatric vaccines and boosters for teens 12-17. Please bring your vaccination card when getting a booster. Visit vaxnb.com for updated schedules of local COVID-19 vaccination and testing locations. …

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FREE upcoming walk-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics, boosters for New Bedford

Free, walk-up COVID-19 clinics in New Bedford offer CDC-approved booster shots, in addition to first- and second-dose vaccines and, at most locations, pediatric vaccines and boosters for teens 12-17. Please bring your vaccination card when getting a booster. Visit vaxnb.com for updated schedules of local COVID-19 vaccination and testing locations. …

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Upcoming COVID-19 testing sites for New Bedford; how to order FREE at home test kits

Project Beacon’s appointment-based COVID-19 testing at New Bedford Regional Airport—part of the state’s Stop the Spread program—is scheduled for its regular dates next week, Sunday through Thursday. Appointments for free COVID-19 tests can be made at beacontesting.com. Airport officials ask that people reach the site via the airport’s side entrance …

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Southcoast Health Urgent Care Centers Demonstrate Highest Standard of Excellence

Southcoast Health announced today its Urgent Care Center locations in Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, Lakeville, Seekonk, Wareham and Middletown, Rhode Island have been reaccredited by the Urgent Care Association and received the Accredited Urgent Care designation. “This accomplishment represents Southcoast’s commitment to providing high-quality care to patients in our community,” …

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