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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Lymphedema Treatment Program

Harrington is proud to offer a full service Lymphedema Treatment Clinic as part of its Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Department.

What is Lymphedema?
Lymphedema often begins with swelling in the hands or feet. If you notice persistent swelling in an extremity, it is very important that you seek immediate medical advice. Early diagnosis and treatment improves both the prognosis and the condition. When lymphedema remains untreated, the limb becomes more edematous and the skin hardens, losing its elasticity (fibrosis). Moreover, untreated lymphedema leads to infection and, sometimes, irreversible complications.

What causes Lymphedema?
Lymphedema occurs as a result of damage to, or structural problems within the lymphatic system. Because the normal flow of lymphatic fluid throughout the body is blocked, swelling occurs. Sometimes people develop lymphedema for no obvious reason.


Lymphedema Treatment
The certified lymphedema treatment specialistat Harrington will provide a comprehensive treatment program that will reduce the swelling, will assist in the restorationof proper skin integrity, and – mostimportantly – will enable the personbeing treated to continue to manage their lymphedema at home. This is done using a method called Complete Decongestive Therapy which consists of:

1. Manual Lymphatic Drainage –
2. Proper Skin Care
3. Compression Bandaging/Custom Fit Garments
4. Decongestive exercises
5. Instruction/Ongoing Care

Harrington’s Lymphedema Program is offered at 20 Southbridge Road in Charlton, as well as Harrington HealthCare at Webster (340 Thompson Road, Webster).

For more information, please call 508-949-9124 or view our brochure here.


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.