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Meet our newest provider!
Manet is pleased to welcome a new provider to our Family Medicine team in Hull!
Kristen Spain, FNP - Family Medicine, Hull
Kristen Spain, FNP, is now seeing patients of all ages at Manet's practice location in Hull.
Kristen is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, as well as her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Regis College in Weston, MA. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Pre-Med from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is a member of hje Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners.
She has extensive nursing experience serving patients in the community health center setting and enjoys caring for families.
To make an appointment with Kristen, call (781) 925-4550 or sign in to the
Manet Patient Portal.
Thanks for stopping in!
Posted October 18, 2019
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 Attleboro communities. He heard from Manet's Board President Bob Griffin, CEO Cynthia Sierra, staff and patients, as well as from Michael Curry, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs & Public Policy and General Counsel for the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, who weighed in on the importance of congressional support for a long-term funding solution for community health centers. Congressman Kennedy acknowledged the difficulties that uncertainty around funding presents for health centers and pledged his continuing support.
Also joining the discussion were Taunton Mayor Tom Hoye, Rep. Shaunna O'Connell, Rep. Jim Hawkins, District Director for Sen. Marc Pacheco Louis Loura, Superintendent of Schools John Cabral, Community Counseling of Bristol County CEO Phil Shea and COO Andy Dawley and CEO of Community VNA Rey Spadoni. Thanks to all for joining us!
Get ready for open enrollment
Posted October 18, 2019
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 plan or change their current plan. If your employer doesn’t offer health insurance or you cannot afford the plan offered by your employer, you can apply for insurance through the Massachusetts Health Connector.
Even if you already have health insurance, it’s still a good idea to confirm that your information is correct and to compare your options during the Open Enrollment period.
Manet's Certified Navigators are at the ready to answer questions and assist with finding a plan that's right for you. Call the Manet Navigation Hotline 857-403-1557 to book an appointment.
Health Center Advocacy
Posted October 18, 2019
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 Service Corps and the Teaching Health Centers program. For now, Congress provided a two-month extension for all three programs through November 21.
Health Centers are asking for five years of extended funding, with increases over time to allow for growth and essential workforce programs. This funding would ensure health centers’ ability to plan for the future, secure bank loans, recruit staff and expand services for patients. A five-year plan eliminates the uncertainty caused by year-to-year, and now month-to-month, renewals of this critical investment in access to care.
We are very grateful to our Massachusetts delegation for their previous work and support, including the most recent bipartisan extension. Please join us in thanking them and urging their Congressional colleagues to work together to finalize long-term funding.
Take Action Now by sending a message to your Congressional leaders using the simple form from the Health Center Advocacy Network -- and don't forget to select Manet as your health center! Thank you for your support!
Kevin Silva Returns to Manet as Senior Director of Operations
Posted September 1, 2019
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.
"Kevin is a welcomed colleague who brings with him a profound respect for health centers. This is an inspiring time to collaborate with Kevin in this senior position as we are readying for the launch of our new strategic roadmap," says Cynthia Sierra, Chief Executive Officer.
As senior director of operations, Kevin assumes leadership for the many broad elements affecting the practice experience, such as scheduling, the check-in and check-out process, front desk operations, HIT/IT and facilities. While his office is situated in North Quincy, he will be present and available at all the sites to ensure operational support and excellence across all five Manet practice locations in Quincy, Hull and Taunton.
A lifelong resident of the South Shore, Kevin's history with Manet began more than a decade ago, when he worked at the health center while attending Suffolk University, where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree. During that time, he also completed a Certificate Program in Community Health and Community Health Center Management in partnership with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and the Suffolk University/Sawyer Business School/Moakley Center for Public Management. He went on to served as Manager of Patient and Community Services at North Shore Community Health Center and as a Practice Manager at Health Express for four years before returning to Manet as Practice Manager and Director from 2016 to 2018. He also served as a paramedic and firefighter for the Cohasset Fire Department for more than seven years.
Please join us in welcoming Kevin back! He can be reached at 617-404-4104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early detection and treatment are key to saving sight. Schedule your eye exam!
Posted September 1, 2019
While vision loss is not a normal part of aging, older adults are at higher risk for cerbtain eye diseases and conditions, including:
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Dry eye
- Low vision
Eye diseases often have no early symptoms, but they can be detected during a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Call Manet's Vision Center today to schedule your appointment. Call 617-376-3000 or use the Manet Patient Portal .
Led by optometrist Dr. Jeanne Hopkins, Manet's Vision Center in North Quincy is open to the community and offers comprehensive eye care for patients age 4 and older.
Flu Season is Coming!
Get your flu shot!
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 your flu shot appointment today or use the Manet Patient Portal to request an appointment online.
Fair Foods at Manet NQ
Every other Wednesday. Upcoming dates:
October 30, 2019
November 13 & 27, 2019
December 11, 2019, 2019
Manet Community Health Center
110 West Squantum Street, North Quincy
Fair Foods comes to Manet every other week with an assortment of fruits, vegetables and other produce. A full bag is $2. Some $1 items available.
Creating Healthier South Shore
Manet has earned
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.
No one will be denied access to services due to an inability to pay.
There are discounts available based on family size and income.
This health center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Approximately $3,040,125 (16%) of funding for medical and behavioral health programs are federally funded. Non-federal support is approximately $15,464,393 (84%) of total annual support of $18,504,518. The contents of this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.
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Our North Quincy, Hull and Taunton sites are open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All Manet sites offer evening hours. Call 617-376-3000 for an appointment or schedule a visit via the Manet Patient Portal.
No one will be denied access to services at Manet Community Health Center due to inability to pay. Here is our Credit and Collection policy and our sliding fee schedule.