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Group Medical Visits

Codman believes that patients can learn from peers as well as their medical providers. They can also gain support from peers and community members who share certain experiences. That’s why we believe so strongly in group medical visits.

Group medical visits are different from support groups, because medical providers can do many things that they do in medical visits (for example: blood pressure checks, blood sugar monitoring, etc.) However, in addition to those  aspects of a medical visit, patients can benefit from the support of other patients experiencing similar conditions and get to spend more time with their providers in a casual, supportive, and relaxed atmosphere.

Codman has group medical visits for:

Well-Child Visits

The group well-child visits are very popular, as parents with babies have the benefit of ample time with which they can speak to medical providers, as well as being able to learn from and share with peers who have children the same age.

Diabetes

The Diabasics group teaches people who are newly diagnosed with diabetes how to manage the condition, with a focus on nutrition, exercise, and monitoring glucose levels.
You’ll have the opportunity to learn from providers and other experts, as well as the support and input from community members who are learning about the same new lifestyle changes

Hypertension

Patients with hypertension often have to manage medications, diet, exercise, and other changes to their lives. A group medical visit will enable you to speak with your medical provider privately, as well as in a group of others who are also working to manage hypertension.

Weight Loss

The Don’t Weight program, led by nutritionists and a nurse practitioner, gives participants the knowledge, support, and space to lead a healthy lifestyle, lose weight, and reach their goals.

Mind Body Medicine

Codman’s Mind Body Medicine groups address different topics each month that educate participants about how they can employ certain mind body medicine techniques. Past topics include: Hunger, Hydration, and Health and Relaxation Techniques.

Adults seated in a circle in a group care session

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Frequently Asked Questions

Patient statements are issued on a weekly basis for any new patient responsibilities that have been identified within the previous week. For accounts with balances less than $25.00, additional statements are issued every five weeks. For accounts with balances of $25.00 or more, if the patient has not paid the balance by the time the next statement is due, the account is referred to our reminder agency, which then begins a series of letters and calls reminding them that their balance is overdue.  No additional statements are sent out.

Have questions about your bill? Call (617) 822-8257.

Your provider can send an electronic prescription to the pharmacy located on the ground floor of the Health Center. You can pick up your prescription prior to leaving the Health Center. You can also get your prescription called in to an outside pharmacy as long as you bring the phone number with you.

Check with your insurance company to see if your prescriptions are covered by your policy. If they are, you may be restricted to certain pharmacies and you may need to make a co-payment.

We also have a prescription refill phone line you can call for refills: (617) 822-8371.

Visit our Health Insurance page to see a full list of all the Health Insurance Providers we accept.

Codman Square Health Center is an independent facility managed by a community Board of Directors. This allows our community to make the decisions regarding the services we offer.

Our hours of operation may vary between departments, but our standard hours can be found here and at the bottom of your screen.

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At Codman Square Health Center, you get exceptional, personal care from a specialized, multilingual care team. Our convenient resources include an extensive list of primary, specialty, and preventive care services. Call our Patient Service Center at 617-825-9660.

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