Greater Lawrence Family Health Center offers primary healthcare for children and adults, including prenatal care, obstetrics, pediatrics, elderly care, gynecology, internal medicine, disease prevention and health education, nutrition counseling, and group health visits.
GLFHC offers programs and services designed to give the best care for your growing children, including our Centering Pregnancy Program, to give your child the very best start in life, and Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Program, funded by the MA Department of Public Health.
GLFHC offers care for patients 65 and older. We offer services that help you coordinate Care Planning, Post-hospitalization Care Planning, Memory loss/Dementia, Medication Use, Surgical Intervention Decisions, Displacement in the Community and Advance Directives and Healthcare Proxies.
We’re here when you need us! Anytime GLFHC is open, patients can use the following services:
- Walk-in care appointments
- Minor wound care
- Same-day prescriptions
- Laboratory services
School-Based Health Centers
GLFHC operates two SBHC at Lawrence High School and Greater Lawrence Technical School. This isn’t the school nurse — this is a full office where you can schedule a full medical appointment for a checkup, sports physical or health issue. The health centers are located inside the schools to help keep students in school and parents at work! [Click here]
We have a range of services that have made people just like you feel better through life’s toughest moments — including relationship problems, the loss of a loved one, or just feeling down for seemingly no reason. [Click here]
Women’s health services include Gynecology, Obstetrics, Low Risk and High Risk OB, as well as a Centering Pregnancy program for expectant moms. GLFHC also sponsors the only Spanish cancer support group in the Merrimack Valley: Fuente de Esperanza, or “Fountain of Hope.” [Click here]
GLFHC provides medical care and gender supportive services that are sensitive to the needs of people on the trans spectrum. Transgender Care services are only available to patients who are or become patients of GLFHC and designate a GLFHC clinician as their Primary Care Provider (PCP). [ Click here ]
HIV Care Management
GLFHC provides access to coordinated, comprehensive, culturally and linguistically competent counseling, testing, primary and specialty care for individuals living with HIV, including HIV Medical Case Management and PrEP Medication which provides protection from HIV. [Click here]
Healthcare for the Homeless
GLFHC provides health care to the homeless at community-based sites on a regularly scheduled basis by bringing our Mobile Health Unit to more than a dozen designated sites in the Merrimack Valley. Our medical team provides primary healthcare directly to this patient population at shelters, drop in centers, and soup kitchens. [Click here]
Office-Based Addiction Treatment
The Office-Based Addiction Treatment program at GLFHC offers comprehensive, judgment-free care for those struggling with opioid use disorder. Benefits include rapid intake process – same-day appointments frequently available, Suboxone and vivitrol treatment integrated with primary care, as well as ongoing nurse case manager support. [Click here]
Community health workers staff our 100 Water St. location, where confidential testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV, and Viral Hepatitis is offered, at no cost to you, along with Opioid Prevention, Education, and Naloxone Distribution Program, Prevention, Integrated Counseling, Screening and Referral (PICSR), Syringe Service Program (SSP), and general Outreach and Enrollment to the community. [Click here]
Whether you’re looking for nutrition counseling to improve your eating habits, weight management to start working down toward your ideal, healthy weight, or holistic and alternative approaches to medicine that can complement traditional medicine, GLFHC has you covered.
Merrimack Valley AHEC
For nearly 40 years, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC) has been serving the health needs of Hispanic and Latinx people in the Merrimack Valley. Meeting these needs means speaking their language — not simply traditional Spanish, but the specific dialect and manner of speaking that has emerged from the rich culture of this specific population in this specific location. [ Click here ]