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Circle Health North Billerica

Posted: Jan 12, 2017 12:41 PM EST

COMING SOON! We are pleased to announce that Circle Health North Billerica will open in February 2017. The new outpatient facility will offer key services including Circle Health Urgent Care, a Lowell General Patient Service Center and primary care services. Address Treble Cove Plaza 199 Boston Road North Billerica, MA 01862 Check out Circle Health Billerica for more information. 

Extended 3D Mammogram Screening Hours

Posted: Jan 4, 2017 4:07 PM EST

We have extended the operating hours for our mammography screening services at the locations noted below. We also offer online scheduling .  Please note: Lowell General will cover the cost of 3D mammography for all insured patients. If their insurance does not cover 3D mammography, we will waive the cost of the specific 3D charge. Annual screening mammograms are recommended starting at age 40. Circle Health North Andover … more

January is Cervical Cancer Screening Month

Posted: Jan 1, 2017 1:41 AM EST

For over 50 years, routine use of the Pap test to screen for cervical cancer has reduced deaths from the disease by more than 70%. A Pap test is a standard way healthcare providers can check to see if there are any changes in the cervix that might cause concern. The Pap test involves looking at a sample of cells from the cervix under a microscope to see if there are any that are abnormal. It is a good test for finding not only cancer, but … more

January is National Birth Defect Prevention Month

Posted: Jan 1, 2017 1:35 AM EST

Not all birth defects can be prevented. But, there are things that a woman can do before and during pregnancy to increase her chance of having a healthy baby: Take 400 mcg of folic acid every day, starting at least one month before getting pregnant. Don't drink alcohol, smoke, or use "street" drugs. Talk to a health care provider about taking any medications, including prescription and over-the-counter medications and dietary or herbal … more

January is National Blood Donor Month

Posted: Jan 1, 2017 1:17 AM EST

Blood is traditionally in short supply during the winter months, especially January, due to the holidays, travel schedules, inclement weather and illness. A reduction in turnout can put our nation’s blood inventory at a critical low. January has been designated as National Blood Donor Month to encourage donors to give or pledge to give blood. You don't need a special reason to give blood. You just need your own reason. Some of us give … more

January 19th: FREE Healthy Habits for Families class

Posted: Dec 29, 2016 1:52 AM EST

Join Us January 19, 2017 6:00pm-7:00pm Greater Lowell Family YMCA 35 YMCA Drive Lowell MA *You do not need to be a YMCA member to attend* Parents, guardians, grandparents, childcare providers, kids and adults who care for children are all invited to join Registered Dietitian, Liz Dahlgren, from Lowell General Hospital's Center for Weight Management, to learn about making healthy lifestyle changes in the New Year. Learn about: reading … more

Lowell General Hospital Report to the Community

Posted: Dec 28, 2016 1:04 AM EST

in this special Report to Our Community , we spotlight some of the important ways contributions by our community members have helped Lowell General Hospital’s dedicated employees and physicians provide Complete connected care . This support — whether it is the contribution of time, funds or resources — has allowed us to expand and strengthen our programs and services and make key investments in technology, while … more

Hallmark Health Joins Wellforce

Posted: Dec 22, 2016 11:31 AM EST

Hallmark Health Board of Trustees approves final agreement to officially join Tufts Medical Center and Circle Health as an equal founding member The Board of Trustees of Hallmark Health, the parent company of Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, today voted unanimously to finalize and approve the proposed  affiliation agreement with Wellforce, the parent company of Tufts Medical Center and Circle Health … more

Holiday Hours for Urgent Care

Posted: Dec 21, 2016 12:00 PM EST

Circle Health's Urgent Care centers provide walk-in, urgent care for non-life threatening conditions and other ailments that require prompt medical attention. Circle Health Urgent Care  located at 198 Littleton Road in Westford and Lowell General Hospital Urgent Care  located at 1230 Bridge Street in Lowell will be open on these days and times through the holidays: 12/23/16  8:00am - 8:00pm 12/24/16  8:00am - 4:00pm … more

The holiday season is a time of excitement and wonder. In the midst of enjoying our festivities, let's take a moment to remember those dear to us, give thanks for our many blessings and look forward to the promise of a new year. Let us stop to aid those less fortunate who may be in need of kindness and support, especially at this time. Let us give thanks to the police, firefighters, emergency and healthcare workers who make a difference all … more

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Circle Health is a progressive collaboration of physicians, hospitals, other health providers and organizations with a shared vision for empowering people and communities to be healthier.

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