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Fair Foods is coming to Manet!

Manet is partnering with Fair Foods to offer affordable fresh fruits and vegetables to our patients, employees and the community.
Starting this Wednesday, October 19, Fair Foods will be selling $2.00 bags of fruits and veggies twice a month at our North Quincy site.

Dates (all at 2:30-3:30 pm):

  • October 19
  • November 2, 16, 30
  • December 14 and 28

Location: 110 West Squantum Street, North Quincy

You can find out more about the great work that Fair Foods is doing by visiting their website

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Breast Cancer Awareness Information Tables

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Manet is stepping up our efforts to encourage patients to get regular mammograms. We’ll be hosting information tables with lots of great take-aways at each of our sites from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Friday, October 21 – Taunton
  • Monday, October 24 – Hull
  • Monday, October 31 – Snug Harbor

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Mammography Screening

The Dana Farber Mammography Van will be at Manet from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 27 - North Quincy
  • Thursday November 3 - Hull
  • Thursday December 1 - Snug Harbor

Manet patients or individuals who do not have a primary care provider, call Andrea Scott at 617-690-6365 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

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Flu Clinics

It’s flu season again and the best way to prevent the flu is to get your flu shot. To make this more convenient for our patients, Manet will be holding flu shot clinics for our patients throughout October and November. The clinics will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to the following schedule:

  • Thursday, October 13 – Houghs Neck
  • Wednesday, October 26 – North Quincy
  • Thursday, November 3 – Snug Harbor
  • Thursday, November 10 - Taunton
  • Thursday November 17 – Hull

In addition, we’ll be hosting community flu clinics at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, October 18 - Taunton Council on Aging, 9:00 to 11:00 am
  • Friday, October 21 – Germantown Neighborhood Center, 8:30 to 11:00 am (in partnership with Walgreens)
  • Thursday, November 17 – Quincy Housing Authority, 10 – 11:30 a.m. (in partnership with Walgreens)

Don't miss your opportunity to vote!

The last day to register to vote in the November 8 election is October 19. Register online at or stop in to a Manet site and our staff will help you.

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Become a Health Center Advocate

Manet has been a strong advocate on behalf of our nation's health centers since our inception nearly 37 years ago. Please consider becoming a Health Center Advocate, too. Sign up and become an advocate! Be sure to select Manet Community Health Center as your health center and indicate your connection (Employee, Board Member, Patient, Volunteer, Community Partner, etc.).

Nice work team!

Thanks to the diligent work of our Performance Improvement and Clinical Leadership teams, Manet received HRSA Health Center Quality Improvement Grant Awards totaling $132,695. Manet ranked in the highest 25% of the nation’s health centers in 9 of 15 measures.


We love our veterans!

Quincy's outpatient clinic for military veterans will remain at its current North Quincy location for six more months, and perhaps even longer.

By Patrick Ronan
The Patriot Ledger

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Meet Our Newest Manet Providers!

Kathleen Cooney, RN, MSN, AGCPNP-BC, joins Manet, Snug Harbor.

Manet Community Health Center is pleased to welcome Kathleen Cooney, RN, MSN, AGCPNP-BC to our primary care provider team in Snug Harbor!

A certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Kathleen earned her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Connecticut.

She has experience as a registered nurse in a variety of inpatient hospital settings and sees the switch to a community health center as "a great opportunity to learn a lot and help people who need it the most." To schedule an appointment with Kathleen, call 617-471-4715.

Kathleen Cooney, RN, MSN, AGCPNP-BC

Kathleen McDevitt, FNP, joins Manet, North Quincy.

Kathleen McDevitt is a certified family nurse practitioner and sees patients of all ages at Manet’s North Quincy site. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Program and she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Simmons College in Boston.

Kathleen is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is certified in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Her clinical interests are Family Medicine and Adolescent Health.

Kathleen McDevitt

Charles Bell, MD, pediatrics specialist, joins Manet, Hull and North Quincy.

Charles Bell, MD, joined the Manet team in February 2016. Dr. Bell specializes in pediatrics and sees patients from newborn to age 23 at Manet’s Hull and North Quincy sites.

Dr. Bell earned his medical degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. He completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at George W. Hubbard Hospital, also in Nashville. He was the recipient of a four-year National Health Service Corps scholarship and has experience working with diverse populations. He has a special interest in adolescent medicine, obesity in children and screening for teen depression.

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Gregory Smith, MD, joins Manet, Hull.

Dr. Smith specializes in internal medicine and has been practicing on the South Shore since 1987. He earned his Medical Degree at the University of Rome in Rome, Italy and completed his internship and residency at St. Michael's Medical Center in New Jersey. Active in his community, Dr. Smith plays ice hockey with the South Coastal Men's Hockey League and is a member of Friends of Hanover Music, which supports music education in the Hanover school system. His personal interests include international travel, history, science and technology. He speaks fluent Italian and understands Spanish and Danish.

He is accepting new adult patients in Hull. To book an appointment, call 781-925-4550.

Jennifer Denton, MD, MPH

Jennifer Sabir, MD Now Seeing Patients at Houghs Neck and Snug Harbor

Jennifer Sabir

Jennifer Sabir, MD, has relocated from Manet, Hull and is now seeing patients at Manet's Houghs Neck and Snug Harbor practice sites in Quincy, where she began her career at Manet in 2005. Dr. Sabir specializes in Family Medicine and sees patients of all ages. To make an appointment, call 617-471-8683 or 617-471-4715.




Meals on Wheels—A Lifeline for Seniors

Do you know someone who could benefit this holiday season?

Meal preparation is something most of us do every day without much thought or effort, but for some seniors it can be a difficult or impossible chore, particularly for those who are recovering from surgery or illness or who can't get to the market on a regular basis.

Manet Community Health Center, in partnership with South Shore Elder Services, offers a vital Meals on Wheels and catered lunch program to help support seniors in need.

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Health Insurance Help

Need help finding affordable health coverage that fits you and your family's needs? Ask us. We can help! It's free, confidential and we speak your language. For more information, call the Manet Navigation Hotline at 857-403-1557 or email

Our Navigators are also offering assistance out in community settings during enrollment season.

Workshops Offered by the Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative

Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative  

The Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative offers a variety of free wellness programs for residents of Quincy and Weymouth—focusing on hypertension, falls in the elderly, tobacco use and substance abuse. These programs are conducted by trained experts and are held in a multitude of clinical and community settings in Quincy and Weymouth.

Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund, these programs are conducted by trained experts in clinical and community settings in Quincy and Weymouth. And now you have more ways to stay connected and find out about these great programs! Visit our new website,, and our Facebook page

In Their Own Words

Hear what Manet providers, staff and patients have to say about Manet’s unparalleled compassionate care.

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Luiz & Elizete

Dr. Shiner & Lea

Lily Yung, MD, and the Manet Adult medicine practice team were presented with The Barbara A. Morris Award for Distinguished Service for their commitment to Manet and the communities it serves. Patient Gwendolyn Franks explains why Dr. Yung and her team earned the honor.

Ready to Quit Smoking?

Manet Offers New Tobacco Cessation Services

Counseling and nicotine replacement therapy can double your odds of success at quitting smoking. Meet with our Wellness/Tobacco Counselor, Jennifer Turpel, to get started. Appointments are available for registered Manet patients at these locations and times:

We're launching a new Tobacco Cessation Support Group at Manet North Quincy in January 2015. Watch for details here and on Manet's Facebook page.

Creating Healthier South Shore Communities for 36 Years

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Manet has earned
The Joint Commission's
Gold Seal of Approval™

Manet Community Health Center serves the broad preventive and primary care needs of the residents of the South Shore region through pediatrics, family medicine, and internal medicine. Founded in 1979, Manet has five practice sites and a diverse staff who are committed to ensuring that our patients enjoy access to all levels of the health care system. One of our priorities is providing services for the medically underserved.

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and deemed under the Federal Tort Claims Act.


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Here When You Need Us!

Manet offers urgent and routine medical appointments on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in our North Quincy and Hull locations. Dr. Karla Talledo is available to see patients in North Quincy and Dr. Vandana Bijoor is available in Hull. Nurse appointments are also available. All of our Quincy and Hull sites also offer evening hours. Call 617-376-3000 for an appointment.

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Manet Community Health Center, Inc. • Administrative Offices
2 Granite Avenue, Suite 101• Milton, MA 02186
Phone: (617) 690-6400 • Central Registration TTY Phone: (857) 403-1567• Fax: (617) 690-6904

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b,
and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

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