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Sharewood Project

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The Sharewood Project is a free health education program that provides limited health care services. Sharewood is led by volunteer medical students and physicians affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine and Cambridge Health Alliance, with help from other health professional students and translators from Tufts University.

Students educate clients about healthy lifestyle, nutrition, exercise, and the importance of medical wellness. Under the supervision of physicians and other healthcare providers, students also provide such services as school physicals, oral cancer screenings, confidential STD/HIV testing, and blood pressure screenings. A major focus of the Sharewood Project is its case management services, which connect clients with primary care physicians, MassHealth, and other social services that they may need.

All services are open to everyone, including the uninsured, and no appointment is necessary.

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In light of the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and the progressively increasing risk in Middlesex County as monitored by the Department of Public Health, Sharewood will be closing until further notice.

If you need medical care while Sharewood is closed, we are referring all patients to the Cambridge Health Alliance at Malden (CHA Malden Family Medicine Center) located at 195 Canal St, Malden MA 02148 and reachable at 781-338-0500.

Please be advised that if you are feeling any flu-like symptoms, in particular fever, shortness of breath, severe coughing, and pneumonia, seek immediate medical treatment. We thank you for your understanding and hope that Sharewood can be back up and running soon.