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Extended and Weekend Hours

In response to the changing needs of our patients, extended evening and weekend hours are now available to all patients within the St. Joseph Healthcare Primary Care Network.

Evening and weekend availability allows our patients and their families to access to medical care on their terms-when it's convenient for them. Whether it's a fever that pops up unexpectedly or scheduling a simple routine physical to accommodate a challenging work schedule, the goal is to help new and returning patients gain improved access to medical attention without having to seek care in an unfamiliar setting such as urgent care centers or retail clinics.

"We're not just another urgent care center," stated Dr. Thomas Astolfi, of St. Joseph Hospital Family Medicine in Nashua, "Being available during non-traditional office hours, we are able to see patients who couldn't ordinarily find time to schedule their physicals, immunizations and health screenings due to work conflicts and other limitations. We can treat patients' ongoing problems as well as address their urgent needs."

One upside of extended hours is that our offices are staffed by the same primary care physicians and care teams that are part of our comprehensive patient centered medical home, offering more comprehensive and well-rounded medical attention to our patients than traditional emergency or urgent care physicians. Rather than explaining medical history and information to an unfamiliar provider, patients can be seen by a familiar care team who knows them, has their electronic medical record and knows their health history.

"We're available when you need us," said Dr. Astolfi. "This is an extension of our regular comprehensive care practices, and it's just another way that we're striving to meet our patients' needs." These more convenient hours are part of our mission to offer the very best access to convenient, high quality primary care medicine to both new and existing patients in the southern New Hampshire region.

Extended evening and weekend hours for all St. Joseph Hospital Family Medicine, St. Joseph Hospital Internal Medicine and St. Joseph Hospital Adult Medicine & Pediatrics patients are available at the 460 Amherst Street, Nashua location. Extended hours are until 8 PM on weekdays, and from 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays and from 9 AM to 2 PM on Sundays. All practices are currently accepting new patients.