Effective at 7PM, 03/17/20, Charlton Urgent Care is closed until further notice. All patients must call the Oxford UCE number prior to arrival: 508-499-1760

Coronavirus Hotline: 508.765.8191 (intended for questions or concerns related to COVID-19 only)
Our staff is available from 8am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, where callers may speak with clinical experts for answers to questions.

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Diabetes Management

The diabetes education department at Harrington Physician Services has been awarded recognition by the American Diabetes Association in accordance with the national standards for diabetes self-management education programs.

We help people with diabetes take charge of their own health and well-being, offering individual and group education programs to give patients the tools they need to avoid diabetes complications and maintain better health throughout their lives

Topics that we will cover include:

  • Diabetes disease process and treatment plan
  • Incorporating nutritional management into your lifestyle
  • Incorporating physical activity into your lifestyle
  • Using medications safely
  • Monitoring blood glucose, interpreting and using results
  • Prevention, detection and treatment of acute complications
  • Prevention, detection and treatment of chronic complications
  • Developing strategies to address psychosocial issues
  • Developing strategies to promote health and behavior change
  • Gestational diabetes management
  • Insulin pump and continuous glucose sensor evaluation and training

We have Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE’s) and registered dietitians who can meet with you either individually or in a group setting.

Most insurance companies will cover the cost of these meetings. Contact your insurance company for more information about your specific plan benefits and coverage.

All patients will meet individually with one of our educators and then may be able to join one of the group classes that we run multiple times per year. These classes are held at Harrington’s main hospital campus in Southbridge on Thursday evenings from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Registration is required for these sessions.

Soon, we are planning to offer a support group for all persons with diabetes every other month.

What can I eat when I have diabetes?
Do I have to prick my finger to test my blood sugar?
Is exercise important for someone with diabetes?
How do I sign up for diabetes classes?

Do you have an upcoming appointment? CALL FIRST

If you have an upcoming appointment at any Harrington HealthCare System facility and have the following symptoms, fever, or cough, please call your doctor prior to arriving to your appointment.

Our top priority is to protect you, our patients, communities, and healthcare workers.

Current Visitor Policy

For the health and safety of our patients and employees, the following policy is in effect as of Monday, March 30

There will be NO visitors allowed in any inpatient or outpatient services (this includes the Emergency Department, Harrington Physician Services offices, and all other Harrington HealthCare Facilities)

Please note that the Main Lobby at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge will be closed at 7pm. All patients who need to enter the hospital after that time should come in through the ED.

The implementation of this policy is in an effort to limit the spread of potential illnesses that could be harmful to you, our patients, community, and staff. Thank you for your cooperation.

Coronavirus Hotline: 508.765.8191

This hotline is intended for questions or concerns related to COVID-19. For all other inquiries, please use our regular number.