Urgent Care & Emergencies
For a true medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1. For a non-emergency medical issue that cannot wait until normal business hours, please call (413) 562-5173. Your message will then be relayed to the physician on-call to ensure your urgent matter is dealt with in a timely manner.
UPDATE: OUR URGENT CARE SERVICE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
Urgent care services are designed to treat those who need attention quickly. FMA has reserved times for those who need an urgent appointment or an appointment that qualifies to be made in the same day. Please call to schedule all appointments.
Generally, everyday injuries and illnesses can require Urgent Care. Family Medicine Associates can treat everything from colds, flu, and ear infections to cuts, fractures, sprains and dislocations. If you are having symptoms of a UTI, persistent fever or chills, respiratory issues, acute abdominal pain<24 hours, or a skin rash, please call our office to speak with a member of the medical staff to determine the urgency of your appointment.
- Providers at Family Medicine Associates will have access to ALL your medical records.
- The wait time will typically be shorter than a hospital emergency room.
- Your out-of-pocket cost (copay, deductible, etc.) may be significantly less than a hospital emergency room.
- Our providers are able to take care of a wider range of medical problems than some other urgent care chains.
Appointments & Referrals
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all patients need to schedule an appointment to be seen in the office.
Yes, we call patients to confirm appointments one day prior.
We have a dedicated referral line: (413) 562-5900 available 24/7 for your convenience. Our referral department will process your request during normal business hours (9am-5pm), and we will contact you with a response as soon as one is received.
Please call the office at (413) 562-5173 option 3 to cancel your scheduled appointment. Failure to cancel your appointment up to 24 hours prior will result in a charge for the visit.
CoPay, Billing & Insurances
Copays and deductibles are due at the time of service. We will bill your insurance for the services rendered at the time of your appointment. Any remaining balance is the responsibility of the patient and we will send you a bill outlining these charges. Balances over 120 days due may be sent to a collection agency unless other arrangements have been made. Please call our billing office at 413-562-7036 if you have any questions regarding our billing policy or if you have questions about a bill.
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We provide appointments for patients that are paying out of pocket (self-pay).
If you have any questions regarding insurance or billing, please call our billing office at : (413) 562-7036
Contact our office as soon as the change becomes effective to make us aware of the new information and to be sure we accept the new insurance if that is the case.
New Patient & Medical Records
Our Patient Resources page has all of the information you need! , Please download the New Patient Packet which consists of:
- Welcome to Family Medicine!
- Medical Records Disclosure Form
- Patient Attendance Policy
Please fill this out and bring with you on your first visit. In addition to filling out the New Patient Packet, please be sure to have any prior records, list of immunizations, or prior imaging sent to our office. The Medical Records Release Form is available in the patient resources for your convenience. Also, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment time.
On our Patient Resources page you will find the document Medical Records Release Form , you may print this form out and send to wherever you are requesting your records from.
On the Patient Resources page you will find the document Medical Records Release Form and you may print this form to fill out and send to our office. Once the Medical Records department receives your request, please allow 5-7 business days to process. *Depending on the request, there may be a small fee.
Meds & Prescription Refills
Please have your pharmacy contact our office for prescription refills. Or, you may do so by dialing (413) 562-5173 option 4.
EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2020: FAMILY MEDICINE ASSOCIATES WILL NO LONGER REFILL PRESCRIPTIONS FOR NARCOTICS OR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PER TELEPHONE REQUEST. ALL REQUEST MUST BE MADE BY SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR PROVIDER
The simple answer is that both an MD (Doctor of Medicine) and a DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) are doctors licensed to practice in the United States. They are similarly educated and certified, but there are differences in their training and philosophy of patient care.
A Physician Assistant is a healthcare professional who practices medicine as a part of a healthcare team with collaborating physicians and other providers. In the United States, PAs are nationally certified and state licensed to practice medicine.
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse (RN) with advanced training in diagnosing and treating illness. Nurse Practitioners prescribe medications, treat illness, and administer physical exams. NPs differ from physicians in that they focus on prevention, wellness, and education. NPs specialize in providing all encompassing individualized care. Most NPs specialize in particular areas of health care. Many NPs work in primary & acute care settings.
Phone, Email & Communication
We recommend the following methods, based on your need:
- Patient Portal Messaging
- Website contact forms
- Call 413-562-5173
Yes. Our entire website is covered by SSL/TLS encryption (HTTPS), and webform are sent with a 2nd layer of encryption(!) .
Our preferred method of Doctor-Patient communication is using Patient Portal Secure Messaging.
- If you already have a Patient Portal account, you can message any provider in our practice, or send a message to our staff.
- If you don't yet have a Patient Portal account, please fill out and submit this short form and we'll send you an email to activate your account.
- Another option is to call our office 413-562-5173 and a message will be relayed to your provider.
We strongly recommend Patient Portal Secure Messaging!
100Plus Remote Patient Monitoring
Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) involves the collection and analysis of patient physiologic data that are used to develop and manage a treatment plan related to a chronic and/or acute health illness or condition.
More simply put, Remote Patient Monitoring can be though of as using technology to record health data for review by a provider. The patient does not need to schedule an appointment and can send the data from home, or anywhere he/she has cellular connectivity.
There are no charges to our patients for the devices, shipping. or consumable refills such as blood glucose test strips. Remote patient monitoring is a covered service under Medicare. You may be subject to standard co-pay and deductible fees. You can check with our office staff to find out if there will be a co-pay.
Currently Available to qualified patients:
- Blood Pressure Cuff
- Blood Glucose Monitor
- Digital Weight Scale
100Plus devices and services are provided to Medicare patients with at least one chronic condition. The devices must be recommended by your doctor and your doctor must obtain your consent for the service.
If you would like to find out if you are eligible for a free device just call our office at: 413-562-5173 and let our staff know that you want to check your eligibility. We’ll have an answer for you the same day, and we might even be able to have your device shipped to you.. the same day!
You’ll received your device and a user manual. It’ll be pre-configured and ready to use right out of the box. All of the devices use Cellular service, so it could not get any easier!
You can get support for the device any time just by calling: 844-483-7587 .
100Plus is the largest U.S. based provider of Remote Patient Monitoring devices and works with hundreds of doctors, clinics, and other healthcare organizations of all sizes in the United States. Family Medicine Associates has contracted with 100Plus as our partner in RPM and we have a legal Business Associate Agreement with 100Plus to act as our agent in contacting our patients who qualify for RPM devices under Medicare. It's no different that being contacted by an insurance company, lab, or pharmacy who we partner with. 100Plus is who we have hired to help us roll out a new technology and service that is able to help us monitor the health of our patients, especially during the pandemic. Your patient information is secure. 100Plus handles patient information according to HIPAA rules, just as Family Medicine does. In short, 100Plus is a trusted healthcare partner.
- We post cancellations on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
- We’ll also post and tweet any information affecting office hours or our patients’ appointments to our Facebook and Twitter followers.
- Scrolling News Ticker: At the bottom of our website, you'll see a red scrolling news ticker. We post important updates here as well.
- Phone Call: If you’re scheduled for an appointment on a day when weather forces the office close, or close early, we’ll call you!
No, we do not perform labs in our office. We will refer you to a lab that is in network with your insurance plan.