Welcome to our Medical Practice!
We are very proud to offer integrated care that focuses on involving the patient in their health care choices. The Community Health Center of Franklin County has two sites where you can receive your medical care, one located in Greenfield and another in Orange. We have built many partnerships and added additional services to our primary and pediatric care such as a Nutrition, Certified Diabetes Education, Sexual and Reproductive Health care and a Community Health Worker team and Recovery Coach on staff.
Read more about our additional clinical services and partnerships below.
Walk-in Medical Appointments
We are now offering walk in medical appointments to our all of our established medical patients:
Walk-in Lab Draws
CHCFC accepts walk-in lab draws for all ages
Should your provider request you have blood work done, please visit the Lab, located at 102 Main Street in Greenfield, MA anytime during the following hours listed below.
Please note if fasting labs are requested, it is required that only water be consumed for 12 hours prior to visit
Closed for Lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm
Our Community Health Workers
If you are dealing with managing diabetes, pre-diabetes, or hypertension, our Community Health Workers (CHW) can work with you in between or during provider visits to assist you with improving your health. Are you struggling with sorting out diet improvements? Really want to get the exercise you need but feel like it’s hard to get started? Are you considering reducing or quitting smoking? Our CHW's can meet with you at the Community Health Center of Franklin County in Greenfield or Orange or in your home to help you learn more and move forward. Louis is able to meet with patients being released from the Franklin County Jail, assisting with all aspects of a successful re integration into the community.
You probably already have a good idea about actions you can take to improve your health and if not we can help with education and resources.
Important to your overall health care, we will look at barriers – what’s holding you back from making healthier choices? Our CHW's can assist you with help and referrals relating to food/dietary issues, housing, applying for disability, child care, fuel assistance, mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, HIV/Hepatitis C education as well as other issues.
When you choose to work with us you will have the opportunity to develop plans and goals for real world application.
*To set up an initial appointment you can reach our CHW at 413-325-8500 ext. 190 or you may talk with your clinician during your visit.
Brionna Luchock, CHW
Virginia Thornton, CHW
Louis Freilicher, CHW
Connecticut River Valley Farmworker Health Program
The Farmworker Program is a valley-wide project of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers that pays for primary care services to qualified migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents. The program is offered through participating health centers in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Victor Almeida, CHW
Medically Assisted Treatment for Addiction
CHCFC Medicine Assisted Treatment (MAT) prescribers and other members of the CHCFC healthcare team believe that MAT can be an important tool for patients to use in their recovery process. We see it as one component of the complex recovery process. We prescribe it with the intention of helping patient stabilize their chaotic lives, decrease their risk of unintentional opiate overdoses, reduce potential criminal activity, and decrease risk of contracting infectious diseases, decrease illicit opioid use, prevent relapse, improve health, decrease risk of death, and ultimately maintain long term recovery. We understand that addiction is a disease that can involve relapses and high risk behavior. We are committed to close monitoring of our patients and keeping them accountable on MAT in order to mitigate these risks and build intentional, therapeutic relationships.
We began this program with a partnership with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office to provide ongoing Vivitrol treatment in conjunction with primary care after release from jail.
VIVITROL is a non addictive prescription medication that is injectable once-monthly. This medication is used to treat alcohol dependence and prevent relapse to opioid dependence after opioid detox. Patients should stop drinking before starting VIVITROL. Patients also must stop taking opioids or other opioid-containing medications before starting VIVITROL. VIVITROL must be used with other alcohol or drug recovery programs such as counseling. VIVITROL may not work for everyone and has not been studied in children.
"VIVITROL® Official Site | VIVITROL® (naltrexone for Extended-release Injectable Suspension)." VIVITROL®. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 May 2016.
For more information call our offices at (413) 325-8500 or (978) 544-7800
you can also visit the Vivitrol website
SUBOXONE® (buprenorphine and naloxone) Sublingual Film (CIII) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults who are addicted to (dependent on) opioid drugs (either prescription or illegal) as part of a complete treatment program that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy.