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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Speech and Swallowing Therapy

Our licensed speech-language pathologists diagnose and treat individuals of all ages who have disorders in communication and problems with swallowing.

Communication encompasses speech, language, reading, writing, voice, cognition, and nonverbal communication. Communication disorders result when deficits in articulation/pronunciation, voice, fluency, language, cognition, or nonverbal communication interfere with a person’s ability to interpret information and/or exchange information with others.

Swallowing disorders interfere with individuals’ ability to consume food and liquids. People with impaired swallowing may describe food “sticking” in their throat, may repeatedly clear their throat, or cough or choke while eating or drinking.

Speech-language and swallowing therapy services offered at Harrington’s main campus in Southbridge includes an evaluation and treatment for:

  • Adult speech disorders (e.g., stuttering, laryngectomy)
  • Childhood speech delays/disorders
  • Childhood language delays/disorders
  • Neurologically-based communication disorders
  • Cognitive aspects of communication (e.g., attention, memory, and reasoning)
  • Neuromuscular, oral/facial impairment (e.g., Bell’s Palsy)
  • Swallowing disorders

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.