November 24, 2020 - COVID-19 Update
Due to the current surge of cases in the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought you may find it helpful for Mill City Medical to put forth some recommendations in regards to who needs to be tested and who does not.
1) Any person experiencing fever, sore throat, cough, chest congestion or chills that last more than a day and do not improve simply with rest and OTC analgesics such as Tylenol or Advil.
2) Any person with knowledge of DIRECT exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. DIRECT exposure is defined as DIRECT contact with that person for at least 15 minutes and at a distance of six feet or less.
We have been getting a number of calls about secondary exposure... meaning for instance, someone tested positive at your child's school. We would advise your child to be tested if, again, they came in direct contact with this person. However, you as the parent, are a secondary contact. Unless your child were to become positive or exhibit symptoms, you yourself, do not need to be tested. The same holds true for a spouse or co-worker who may have been exposed. Unless they themselves are positive, you as the secondary exposure, does not need to be tested. Due to the surge, we are finding it more difficult for patients that need to be tested, to obtain COVID-19 testing; resources are becoming limited. We ask for that reason, if there is any question, to call us and we can advise if you need testing.
Sadly, we cannot at this time offer testing for travel related issues, such as traveling out of state or children returning from college. For this, we would advise you look on the Mass DPH website to seek advice for other testing facilities in the area. Also, patients that have been directed by an employer to have a COVID-19 test before returning to work should seek their own testing as well. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. However, with this, we are hoping to facilitate testing and reserve it for those who really need it. Sadly, our testing resources right now are compromised; a situation we all hope will improve over the next few weeks.
As a reminder, Mill City Medical has a physician on call 24 hours a day to answer any questions you may have. Have a safe and socially distanced Thanksgiving.
November 12, 2020 - LGH Office Closed
As of November 12, 2020, our Riverwalk Office at 595 Pawtucket Blvd is now open! Any patients who had appointments at our Lowell General Office are being moved to the Riverwalk Office and are being contacted. If you have any questions, please call us at 978-970-1607!
As you may have heard by now, we have some exciting changes coming to Mill City Medical Group! Here they are:
1. We have absorbed the Beth Israel Lahey Primary Care Group following the retirement of Dr. O'Brien.
2. Our Lowell General Hospital Office will be closing and we will be seeing patients at our new Riverwalk Office location at 595 Pawtucket Blvd.
3. Our Palmer Street Office will be closing towards the end of the year and we will be moving to our new Thorndike Office at 165 Thorndike Street.
Q. Is Mill City Medical now a part of Beth Israel Lahey?
A. Nope! We are still affiliated with Lowell General Hospital and Circle Health.
Q. So much moving! Is there a third office location?
A. Nope! Just 2. Our NEW office addresses will be 595 Pawtucket Blvd and 165 Thorndike Street.
Q. When is all of this happening?
A. On November 12th, we will start seeing patients at our Riverwalk Office (595 Pawtucket Blvd.). Patients who are scheduled at LGH are being contacted and moved to the Riverwalk Office. Our Palmer Street Office will be closed and moved into 165 Thorndike Street by the end of December!
Q. How is the parking at both locations?
A. It's good at both locations! At 165 Thorndike Street there will be reserved spots in the lot for Mill City Medical. At 595 Pawtucket Blvd. there is a lot with many spots available!
Q. Is 165 Thorndike Street where the old Thorndike Factory Outlet was?
A. Yes! It was an old mill and then it was refurbished.
Q. Where exactly on Thorndike Street is the office?
A. It is directly located in front of the train/bus station, across from South Common. Very easy access from the Lowell Connector.
Mill City Medical offers DOT physicals for our current patients. Schedule yours today with our certified NP, Jessica Ames!