At Prime Medical Associates, we accept Medicare and most major insurance plans. Please contact your insurance company or you may call our office to find out if we accept your insurance plan.
If your insurance plan requires you to pay a co-payment, co-insurance, and/or a deductible, you will need to pay at the time of your visit. For your convenience we accept cash, checks, Visa, and MasterCard.
If you have any questions about any of our medical services or would like to schedule an appointment, please call our office at the appropriate number listed below or if you would like to schedule an appointment online, click the blue tab below.
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Practice Contact Information
Regular Practice Hours
Monday thru Friday
8am – 5pm
In the event of a life-threatening medical emergency, call 911 immediately! DO NOT WAIT!
Inform the emergency room staff that you are a patient of Prime Medical Associates and they will contact us.
Urgent Medical Needs
If you have an urgent medical need and need to talk to our doctors after our regular hours. A doctor is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For internal medicine and primary care call 508-997-1100.
For neurology call 508-993-9730.
INTERNAL MEDICINE: If one of our doctors suggests a specialist evaluation or diagnostic testing that requires a referral, we will make every effort to provide this for you as soon as possible. Some referrals require insurance preauthorization and cannot be processed immediately. Insurance guidelines prohibit us from backdating referrals. We require three business days for the processing of routine referrals.
NEUROLOGY/SLEEP MEDICINE: If your insurance is an HMO/managed care plan and you are required to obtain a referral from your primary care physician, the referral must be obtained before you can be seen for an office visit. Please coordinate this with your primary care physician in advance. Appointments will be rescheduled if required referrals are not received in the office by the time of your visit.
PHYSICAL THERAPY: You will need a referral from your physician or medical provider (primary care doctor, nurse practitioner, orthopedic surgeon, podiatrist, chiropractor, etc.) for insurance to pay for your physical therapy treatment.
Prime Medical Associates will accept an initial referral by fax, by phone, or by email from your provider, and we will obtain the needed signed prescription within days of your referral, or you may bring the signed referral form with you to our office.
We are affiliated with the following local area hospitals.
St. Luke’s Hospital located in New Bedford, MA
St. Anne’s Hospital located in Fall River, MA
Prime Medical Associates
237 State Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747