Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge sign-ups begin January 10th

Picture of the starting lanes around a running track

Get ready for the 2015 Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge, starting with our kick-off Health Fair at Kuss Middle School from 10:00am to noon on Saturday, January 10th. This free event will feature over thirty providers of health and related services as well as demonstrations by staff and participants at local fitness centers. There will also be information on the free nutrition sessions. 

Challenges of Treating Chronic Pain in HIV-infected People with Opioid Dependence

This event is jointly sponsored by the New England AIDS Education and Training Center, and the U-Mass Medical School, Office of Continuing Medical Education. 

This is a network of HIV specialists and primary care clinicians who provide collegial support and experitse to one another, enhancing and advancing care for persons with HIV disease in their communities. 

Betty Morgan, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Associate Professor Emeritus
Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

Behavioral Health State Health Resource Plan

Massachusetts Department of Public Health logo

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health invites you to provide feedback on the behavioral health state health resource plan. Please join the department at listening session held in Fall River. 

Monday, October 20
SSTAR Family Healthcare Center
386 Stanley Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Training Room (Administrator Building #2)

Visit for the most recent behavioral health analysis and presentation. 

Southcoast Health Van!

Southcoast Health Van announces May schedule for community screenings, vaccinations, and blood bank.

Screenings for:

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Cholesterol screening 
  • Teen resource information 
  • Glucose (diabetes) screenings
  • Nutritional information and education
  • Health education services
  • Medical physician referral
  • Vaccinations

Please note that screenings sponsored by the Southcoast Health Van are sometimes held at community locations and not always on the van. Look for signs when arriving at a location if you do not see the van outside.
 For more information and to schedule free screenings, please call Susan Oliveira, RN, at 508-973-8740 or email You may also check the schedule online at or subscribe to daily notices on Twitter, Facebook and RSS feeds.
Southcoast Blood Bank 
Donate in May and receive complimentary pass to YMCA Southcoast facilities
If you plan to donate, please remember to bring a proper form of identification. Southcoast Health offers the community two different ways to make a donation:
For more information or to make an appointment, call 508-973-5320. More information is also available online at
Community Blood Drives: Southcoast hosts blood drives throughout the region on the Southcoast Blood Donor Van and at local businesses. To schedule a free blood drive, please call Catherine Alegria, Southcoast Blood Donor Coordinator, at 508-993-0430 or by email at

SouthCoast Health Systems Monthly Calendar Listings

For immediate release
January 21, 2014
The following are Southcoast Monthly Calendar Listings:


Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care announces January support groups:

Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care offer the following support groups free of charge to cancer patients and their caregivers. The staff at Southcoast wants you to know that you do not have to do this alone.
The following support groups will take place during the month of January and are offered at either Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care, 206 Mill Road in Fairhaven or Southcoast Centers for Cancer, 506 Prospect Street in Fall River. Please call for dates and times:

FALL RIVER, Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care
Breast Cancer Support Group West
For patients with a breast cancer diagnosis
Call Susan Domingue, LICSW at 508-973-7810 for details
Colorectal Support Group
For patients with a diagnosis of colorectal cancer
Call Susan Domingue at 508-973-7810 for details
Lung Cancer Support Group
A support group specifically for patients with a lung cancer diagnosis
Call Susan Domingue, LICSW at 508-973-7810 for details

Support for Supporters
A support group for caregivers of patients with cancer
Call Susan Domingue, LICSW at 508-973-7810 for details
For all Southcoast locations and services, please click on the title of this article.