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As our name Manet (in Latin it remains) implies, we remain steady and strong because of your generosity, your support and your confidence in our mission to leave no person unserved, or without equitable access to comprehensive, inclusive, health care. Thank you!

Protect Yourself from EEE

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has identified an increased risk of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in humans in certain parts of the state, including Bristol and Plymouth counties. As a result, aerial spraying of pesticides in areas known to harbor...

Masks Make a Difference!

Experts agree that wearing face masks in public settings can help reduce the spread of COVID-19, yet they are most effective when everyone uses them. The spread of COVID-19 can be reduced when masks are used along with other preventive measures, including social...

It’s Not Just Civic Duty, It’s Your Right!

It’s Not Just Civic Duty, It’s Your Right!

Important Dates to Remember Massachusetts State Primary Election:September 1, 2020 Voter Registration Deadline: Aug. 22, 2020 (Federal Election) MA General Election:Nov 3, 2020 Voter Registration Deadline: Oct 24, 2020 MA Voting & Election InformationThe 2020...

Come See Our New Space!

Take a virtual tour of our new Community Outreach and Prevention Services Office at 549 Washington Street in Quincy. Join Kim Kroeger, Manager of Manet's Prevention Services Program, as she introduces you to her team and shows you are around their new space.

Happy National Health Center Week

August 9th - 15th, 2020 It is National Health Center Week (NHCW) at Manet - a time when we would normally host a week-long line up of events at each of our sites to invite new and prospective patients and community members to stop by and learn more about Manet. This...

Stop the Spread COVID-19 Testing in Taunton

Stop the Spread COVID-19 Testing in Taunton

As part of the Commonwealth’s strategic testing program to stop the spread of COVID-19 in communities across Massachusetts, Manet Community Health Center will be offering free community COVID-19 testing at several locations in Taunton through September 16. Residents...

Independence Day Holiday Hours

Independence Day Holiday Hours

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, all Manet sites will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. Please celebrate safely! **Remember, now is the time to book your appointments for physicals, immunizations, eye exams and other important health care...

Get tested for COVID-19

Have you attended a large gathering? The Commonwealth is urging anyone who has attended a large gathering in the past two weeks to get tested for COVID-19. This testing will be provided at no cost to you. Manet is providing testing from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at our North...

Manet is open and here to help!

Manet is open and here to help!

Dear Patients, Thank you for choosing us to be your health care provider. It is our pleasure to serve you. In alignment with Governor Baker’s plans for Re-Opening, we, like other health centers, hospitals and health care organizations across the state and nation and...

#MAthanks Video from Manet

From our team to all of the essential workers out there, thank you for all you do to keep our communities safe and healthy! #MAthanks #ValueCHCs

Manet Medication Assisted Treatment (MMAT) Patient Support Group

Manet Medication Assisted Treatment (MMAT) Patient Support Group

Manet is hosting free weekly support group from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. through May 20 via Zoom for patients of the MMAT program. There is no commitment to attend all sessions—while we would love group members to build connections and see familiar faces, there is no...

Wanted!

Have you seen these? Our supply of nasopharyngeal swab test kits is running low and they are getting hard to find. Please let us know if you have any to share. Contact giving@manetchc.org.

Emotional Support

Emotional Support

During this unprecedented time, it can feel overwhelming to receive constant messages about COVID-19. Take care of your emotional health and help others do the same. If you need emotional support during these stressful times: Call 2-1-1 and choose the “CALL2TALK”...

Virtual Patient Support Groups

Virtual Patient Support Groups

We understand that this is a difficult time and that our patients may be experiencing anxiety and stress related to the pandemic. Our staff is here to help. Manet is offering a free support group for Manet patients via Zoom every Friday at 9 a.m. through May 15....

Prescriptions Delivered with No Shipping Fee

Prescriptions Delivered with No Shipping Fee

The BMC Pharmacy at Manet is open to Manet patients and the community at large. 110 West Squantum StreetNorth Quincy617-638-8140 Most patients are eligible for home delivery services from BMC’s Cornerstone Health Solutions Pharmacy. The service is quick, easy,...

Help is Needed

Help is Needed

Please keep the donations coming! (left) The Quincy Fire Department stopped by Manet's North Quincy site to share their supply of goggles, gloves and gowns and we received 3D printed face shields Stoss Landscape Urbanism (middle) and Makers Workshop (right). Your...

Manet Offers Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing/Urgent Care

Manet Offers Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing/Urgent Care

(left) The newly erected COVID-19 Drive-through Testing Tent at Manet's North Quincy site opened this week. (right) Staff getting ready for the opening.Manet this week began offering drive-through testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at our North Quincy...

Community Resources During COVID-19

Helpful Resources from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 Information Visit  https://www.mass.gov/covid19 for the latest news, case counts, and lab testing results. Call 2-1-1 with questions Text the keyword COVIDMA to 888-777 to receive...

Manet is on the front lines and ready to serve

Manet is on the front lines and ready to serve

As people across our service area are adjusting to the “new normal” of social distancing and self-isolation for the greater good of helping to flatten the impact curve of COVID-19, Manet Community Health Center remains steadfast in its mission to serving our patients...

Thank you Local 537 & ARC!

Thank you Local 537 & ARC!

A HUGE thank you to Local 537 Pipefitters Union and ARC (American Refrigeration Company) for their donation of gloves, goggles and face shields. Business agent Tom Kerr is pictured at left making a delivery of the much needed equipment to protect our patients and...

A Message to Manet Patients About Telehealth Options

Dear Manet Patients, We understand these are trying times and that you may have concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to best keep you and your family, friends and neighbors safe and healthy. Please know that our health care team, including providers who...

Fair Foods Cancelled

To all Fair Foods customers: Due to the ongoing public gathering restrictions around the Coronavirus/COVID-19 public health emergency, all Fair Foods operations are suspended as of March 16, 2020. If you need assistance with accessing food, the Massachusetts 211...

BMC Pharmacy is Coming to Manet!

BMC Pharmacy is Coming to Manet!

Manet Community Health Center's pharmacy at 110 West Squantum Street, North Quincy will become BMC Pharmacy at Manet on March 16!  Until then, our pharmacy remains open and staff are available to assist. Existing pharmacy customers should call 617-638-8140 to ensure...

Manet Community Health Center Honors Employees

Manet Community Health Center Honors Employees

Employees Recognized for Years of Service and Service Excellence At a special “All Staff” meeting held at the Tirrell Room in Quincy this month, Manet Community Health Center (Manet) bestowed five employees with its Special Thanks and Recognition (STAR) Award for...

Getting the Word Out

Getting the Word Out

Manet Prevention Specialist Jaimie Sprague took to the airways with Clayton Cheever of the Thomas Crane Public Library on QATV to promote the upcoming Narcan Training at the library on January 7 at 6:30 p.m. The training is free and open to the public.

Robert’s Story

Robert’s Story

Robert didn’t realize just how much he needed Manet when he first came in last year to seek treatment for a minor skin rash. But after talking with him, Dr. Justin Yang knew that Robert needed more than an ointment or salve, he needed help with his substance use...

We’re front page news!

We’re front page news!

Manet CEO Cynthia Sierra and Board Member Matt Littlefield went before the Hull Board of Selectmen this month to discuss ways the health center can collaborate more closely with the town and its other service agencies. "We are incredibly proud be part of the Hull...

Hats off to Caps for Kids!

Hats off to Caps for Kids!

Many thanks to Caps for Kids Beantown for delivering bag loads of beautiful handmade hats, scarves and mittens to help keep our pediatric patients warm and cozy this winter!

Take action to help ensure long-term funding for health centers!

Take action to help ensure long-term funding for health centers!

Last week, the Senate and House reached an agreement on potential offsets for a five-year extension of important public health programs, including the Community Health Centers Fund (CHCF), the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and the Teaching Health Centers...

Dr. Yang named Director of Urgent Care and Occupational Health

Dr. Yang named Director of Urgent Care and Occupational Health

Chih Chao "Justin" Yang, MD, MPH, has been named Medical Director of Manet’s new Urgent Care and Occupational Health Center, which is intended to open in the summer of 2020. Dr. Yang’s specialties include both Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine. Since joining...

Thank you from Manet’s Prevention Team

Thank you from Manet’s Prevention Team

Manet's Prevention Team is grateful to the many generous and thoughtful donors who have been helping to supply our Mobile Outreach & Prevention van with personal care items, warm blankets and winter clothing. The team distributes these items to people they...

Danielle’s Story

Danielle’s Story

MaryAnn Dakkak, MD, (left) Family Medicine/Obstetrics, and Danielle "I felt like I could breathe for the first time." Looking back, Danielle says that finding her way to Manet for her prenatal care “was the best thing that ever happened.” At the time, she was upset...

It’s Thank you Thursday!

It’s Thank you Thursday!

Thank you to all of our supporters who answered our call on GivingTuesday! Your generosity has helped kick-off our year-end campaign and has put us on track for a strong 2020! Read on to learn how your support is changing lives!

Will You Make Manet Part of Your Giving Story?

Will You Make Manet Part of Your Giving Story?

Manet will be joining the global generosity movement known as #GivingTuesday on December 3, 2019 by sharing our supporters' giving stories. Please consider making a donation and letting us know why you support Manet. We'll share your giving story on our social media...

Need Insurance Help?

Need Insurance Help?

Open Enrollment is Nov. 1, 2019 - Jan. 23, 2020 Now is the time to enroll in, make changes to or ask questions about your health insurance coverage through the Massachusetts Health Connector. Manet's certified navigators can help you with your application and answer...

Meet our newest providers!

William O'Shea, ANP-C Internal/Adult Medicine, Taunton William O'Shea, RN, MSN, AGNP-BC has joined the adult medicine team at Manet's Taunton site. If he looks familiar to you, it's no surprise. Bill has served as a registered nurse at Manet since 2016 and gained his...

Take action to help ensure long-term funding for health centers!

Health Center Advocacy

Health Center Funding Cliff Update On November 20, the president signed off on a bipartisan resolution from Congress to keep the federal government open until Friday, December 20. This spending bill also includes short-term funding for the Community Health Center...

Meet our newest providers!

Manet is pleased to welcome two new providers to our Family Medicine teams in Houghs Neck and Hull! Brian Kroener, MD, MPH - Family Medicine, Houghs Neck Dr. Kroener specializes in family medicine and sees patients of all ages at Manet’s Houghs Neck practice site. He...

Thanks for stopping in!

Thanks for stopping in!

Congressman Joseph Kennedy III stopped in to Manet's Taunton site on September 30 for what has become his annual visit with patients and staff. Making time in his busy schedule, the Congressman was eager to hear about health care issues affecting the Taunton and...

Get ready for open enrollment

Get ready for open enrollment

The Open Enrollment period for plans on the Massachusetts Health Connector is  November 1, 2019 to January 23, 2020. Our Certified navigators are here to help! Hotline: 857-403-1557 Open Enrollment is the time of the year when consumers can buy a new health insurance...

Take action to help ensure long-term funding for health centers!

Health Center Advocacy

Health Center Funding Cliff Update With more than 70% of their federal grant funding hanging in the balance, health centers across the country are urging Congress to act immediately to extend long-term funding for the Community Health Center Fund, the National Health...

September is Healthy Aging Month

Manet is teaming up with the Quincy Housing Authority to help residents stay healthy as they age Wednesday, September 25, 201911 a.m. to noon 26 Figurehead Lane, Quincy Join Kathleen Neimann, ANPC, an adult nurse practitioner at Manet Community Health Center’s Snug...

Kevin Silva Returns to Manet as Senior Director of Operations

Kevin Silva Returns to Manet as Senior Director of Operations

Who says you can't go home again? Well, author Thomas Wolfe did, but that hasn't stopped Kevin Silva from returning to his "home" at Manet. And Manet is pleased to welcome Kevin back, this time joining the senior management team as Senior Director of Operations....

Flu Season is Coming!

The best way to protect against flu and its potentially serious complications is with a flu shot. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal flu vaccine each year by the end of October. Manet Patients: Call your Manet site to schedule...

In the Community

Team Manet was out in force for International Overdose Awareness Day vigils and events in Taunton (left), Braintree (middle), and Weymouth (right). Navigator Xuan Du (right) and Prevention Specialist Charles Boateng (not...

Health Center Advocacy

Health Center Funding Alert Community Health Center Funding expires on September 30, 2019. We need you to keep health centers and health center patients at the forefront of Congressional members’ minds. Take Action Now

MEMA: Stay Safe During Extreme Heat

MEMA: Stay Safe During Extreme Heat

"MEMA urges residents to take precautions during the upcoming extreme heat. Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle, find an air-conditioned public space, cooling center, or other cool spot for relief, and watch for heat-related...

Manet Celebrates 40 Years of Caring

Manet Celebrates 40 Years of Caring

Event raises $113K for health center programs and services Despite the stormy weather that prompted a last minute venue change, Manet Community Health Center celebrated its 40th anniversary with more than 250 guests, including patients, donors, vendors, elected...

Manet On the Road

Manet On the Road

Members of Manet Community Health Center's Prevention, Behavioral Health and Medication Assisted Treatment teams attended the recent Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta to discuss with experts from across the country what’s working in prevention and...

Partnership, Program Offers Hope and is Making a Difference

Partnership, Program Offers Hope and is Making a Difference

The Boston Globe ran a front page story on the longstanding partnership between Manet and the Quincy Police Department that pairs Manet Prevention Specilaists and Community Police Officers for home visits to residences where overdoses have occured. The program has...

Congrats to our Medical Assistants!

Congrats to our Medical Assistants!

Medical Assistants from across Manet recently completed a specialized training and development program, sponsored by the Mass League of Community Health Centers, aimed at advancing the Medical Assistant role. In their true "can do" fashion,...

Thanks to our Nurses!

Thanks to our Nurses!

During National Nurses Week (May 6-12), Manet extends a special thanks to our dedicated and caring nurses who provide the highest level of quality care to our patients. Our nurses deserve special recognition for their vast contributions and the...

Introducing the MCHF Board Members

Introducing the MCHF Board Members

Joseph Reardon will serve as the chair of the MCHF Board. Reardon is the immediate past president of Manet’s Board of Directors and is Vice President at Keohane Funeral Homes. His fellow Foundation Board members include:OVE Eric Cohen, MD,...

When someone is doing something well, you should tell them…

When someone is doing something well, you should tell them…

Often, it’s the little things that matter the most. That’s what Jim Sperguiro found when he and his wife were looking for a new doctor over a dozen years ago and, at the recommendation of a friend, found themselves at Manet Community Health Center’s Hull...

When someone is doing something well, you should tell them…

A Light at the End of the Tunnel

Richard C. has endured a lot of struggles in his 33 years, starting in childhood with an unstable upbringing in the foster care system and continuing into adulthood with stints of homelessness and an addiction to opiates. Yet, Richard’s story is one of...

When someone is doing something well, you should tell them…

The Best Care for Patients of All Ages

Season of Thanks. Reasons for Giving. It's the time of year when we take stock of the people and things for which we are most thankful. For us at Manet, that means our wonderful and dedicated staff, our precious patients and our generous...

When someone is doing something well, you should tell them…

Care in the Right Place: Colleen and Savannah’s Story

Season of Thanks. Reasons for Giving. It's the time of year when we take stock of the people and things for which we are most thankful. For us at Manet, that means our wonderful and dedicated staff, our precious patients and our generous supporters new and...

When someone is doing something well, you should tell them…

I’m not alone: Allen’s Story

Season of Thanks. Reasons for Giving. It's the time of year when we take stock of the people and things for which we are most thankful. For us at Manet, that means our wonderful and dedicated staff, our precious patients and our generous...

When someone is doing something well, you should tell them…

Your Year-End Gift Will Make A Healthier New Year for Those in Need

“My situation seemed hopeless and I felt overwhelmed, starting to skip or split my pills and my anxiety and depression had worsened.” Dear Manet Friend: What if it was you or a beloved family member? What if you were facing a health problem and didn’t have...

A Message to Patients and Staff from our CEO

At Manet, we proudly serve and openly welcome patients that may have been raised here or have come to the United States from other countries around the world. As well, we are honored to employ the finest staff that have grown up locally and have come to us...

Dr. Okallo to Give Keynote at MLK Breakfast

Manet family medicine physician Joshua Okallo, MD, will be the keynote speaker for the Germantown Neighborhood Center/South Shore YMCA celebration breakfast to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King. Dr. Okallo will share some of his own experiences and messages of...

Donations Help to Spread Warmth and Cheer

As the cold weather was approaching, Manet pediatrician Charles Bell, MD worried that some of his patients wouldn't have winter coats to keep them warm, so he organized a coat drive, mobilizing Manet staff to donate new and gently used children's coats to be...

Snug Harbor Gets a Facelift

Sign of the Tide! Thanks to the Quincy Housing Authority for the beautiful new sign at our Snug Harbor site! The sign, dedicated in memory of longtime QHA staffer Deborah J. Williamson, looks even nicer alongside the wonderful art display by Carolina Aragón on loan...

Manet Welcomes New Practice Manager

Manet is pleased to welcome Kevin Silva, who has (re)joined the team to serve as Practice Manager for Manet's five sites in Quincy, Hull and Taunton. Kevin will work closely with all members of the practice team to help ensure an outstanding patient experience for all...

We’re Here to Keep You Healthy in 2017

Make your health a priority this year and  let us help! Manet has a wide range of programs and services designed to get and keep you and your family healthy throughout the year. Here are a few ideas to help start your New Year on the right foot: Get Your Eyes Examined...

Make those Resolutions Stick!

It's the start of a new year, and if you've made some New Year's Resolutions you are not alone. According Brain Statistic and Marist Poll, more than 40 percent of Americans make these annual pledges. However, only about  half of those who make resolutions end up...

It’s Open Enrollment Time and Manet is Here to Help!

We'll Get You Covered! Open Enrollment is now under way and runs through Jan. 31, 2017. During this period, those without insurance can apply for coverage and current Health Connector members can make changes to their coverage. Manet's certified Navigators are...

Snug Harbor Gets a Facelift

Sign of the Tide! Thanks to the Quincy Housing Authority for the beautiful new sign at our Snug Harbor site! The sign, dedicated in memory of longtime QHA staffer Deborah J. Williamson, looks even nicer alongside the wonderful art display by Carolina Aragón on loan...

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...

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

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...

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 Read article

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. Read...

Thanks for Celebrating National Health Center Week With Us!

Hundreds Celebrate!Hundreds of local patients, residents and community partners joined us and health centers across the country as we celebrated National Health Center Week, August 7-13.Participants enjoyed healthy activities that included a “pop-up” fresh fruit and...