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Blackstone Valley Community Health Care - Pawtucket Medical Office

39 East Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860

(401) 722-0081



Blackstone Valley Community Health Care is a federally qualified, TJC accredited Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home located in Pawtucket and Central Falls, Rhode Island. A culturally diverse health center that provides a full range of services from Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Midwifery and OB/GYN as well as Dental, Optometry and Behavioral Health Services. BVCHC's main goal is to provide the highest quality, lowest cost health care possible to the patients within its community.


Pediatric: Newborns, Well Child Exams, School and Sports Physical Exams, Immunizations, Adolescent Health

Family Medicine: Annual Physical Examinations, Chronic Disease Management: Arthritis, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, High Blood Pressure and others, Connect Care Choice Program for adult patients who are on Medical Assistance

Obstetrics: Prenatal Intake, Perinatal & Postpartum Care, Midwifery, Post Partum Care, Gynecological exams, Pap smears, Colposcopy & LEEP, Mammogram referral, STD testing (HIV, Chlamydia/Gonorrhea, etc.), Birth control – reduced cost or no cost, IUD insertions, Pregnancy tests, Family Planning, Cancer Screening

Behavioral Health: Individual, couple and family therapy, Crisis intervention, case management and referral services
Stress management group, mother-infant support group, Psychiatric consultation. English, Spanish, Portuguese, Creole and French spoken. Providers Kelsey Okolowitcz, MA, LMHC - Director of Behavioral Health, Tirza Goncalves, MSW, LCSW - Behavioral Health Clinician, Carol Reinert, MA, LMHC - Behavioral Health Clinician, Sonia Gomes, MSW, LICSW - Behavioral Health Supervisor, Ana Lopez, MSW, LCSW - Behavioral Health Clinician.

BVCHC physicians are on call for afterhours care when the health center is closed.
Lifespan Lab Services Located on the first floor
OEC/FRC Insurance

Primary Services:

  • Affordable Care Act Insurance Information/Counseling  [Show Definition Details]

  • Community Clinics  [Show Definition Details]

  • Community Mental Health Agencies  [Show Definition Details]

  • Medical Care Expense Assistance  [Show Definition Details]

General Information


Medical Office: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-5:00PM
Express Health: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-5:00PM, Sat 8:00AM-4:30PM
Blackstone Valley Community Pharmacy: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-5:00PM, Sat 8:00AM-2:30PM

Intake Process:

Call 401-722-0081 to schedule an appointment

Program Fees:

Accepts most insurance including Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, and United Healthcare, RIte Care, RIte Share, Medicaid, & Medicare members. Self Pay: Sliding scale


Spanish, Portuguese, Creole, French



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