Port Healthcare Center

To all of you... You are all so incredibly special people and our family can’t thank you all enough for looking after our Mom these last 3 years. We were always made to feel welcome at Masconomet, and we find ourselves missing everyone already! Bless you all! You are fantastic each and every one of you! We’re all so grateful that Mom had such a lovely place...right here in her beloved Topsfield...with such caring people. Many thanks & Much love, The family of Joanne W. Diana, Joanne, Cathy, Roger & Gary

Masconomet Healthcare Center

Welcome to Newburyport's newest
premier skilled nursing center - 
Port Healthcare Center

With construction on our multi-million dollar new building completed in late 2017, Port Healthcare Center is a comfortable, state-of-the-art facility for long-term residents and short-term physical rehabilitation patients.

Our new facility offers:
• 62,000 square feet of luxurious hotel-like accommodations 
• Home-like comfort & qualities
• Private & semi-private rooms with private baths and scenic views
• Library, music room & private dining rooms available
• Expansive physical therapy space
• Cutting-edge technology focused on resident wellness

Port Healthcare Center is a special place where virtually every healthcare need and desire is met. The atmosphere at Port Healtcare Center is warm and family like. Port is a place that is easy to call “home.”

The professionals at Port are dedicated to providing high quality long-term nursing and subacute care. It is our goal to open the doorways to a functional and fulfilling lifestyle for each and every one of our residents.

The facility is situated on lovely grounds in Newburyport, Massachusetts and offers elegant dining, social rooms and finely decorated living accommodations. In addition, the nursing and therapeutic services are second to none. Programs are comprehensive, offering residents the most modern, innovative therapies available.


» Available Services

» Rehabilitation Program

» Intravenous & Central Line Program


Residents are always busy, if they choose to be. A representative from the activities department greets each resident at the time of admission to discuss personal interests and hobbies. While at the facility, patients can be involved in their favorite pastimes, and meet others with similar interests.

Arts and crafts, physical fitness programs and discussion groups are all coordinated through the activities department. There are also wine and cheese parties, ice cream socials and cookouts. Outings away from the facility are also scheduled.

» Admission Criteria

» How to Make a Referral

» Medicare and Insurances Accepted

Religious Services & Support Groups

We recognize that the spiritual needs of our residents are very important. Religious services are held on-site and clergy of different faiths visit regularly.

Support meetings are available for family members of residents. These group discussions and activities allow families to share thoughts and feelings and learn from  others who have loved ones in similar situations.

Patient support groups are also held regularly. Here residents can learn more about their disability, discuss concerns, share experiences and more.

Directions to Port Healthcare Center

From New Hampshire: Take Route 95 South. From 95 South take Exit 57 (Route 113). At the bottom of the ramp go left. Once on Route 113, take your second right, this is Low Street. Go approximately two miles and Port Healthcare will be on your right at the corner of Low and Hale Streets.
From Boston or Danvers Area: Route 95 North take Exit 57 (Route 113). At the bottom of the ramp go right. Once on Route 113 take your first right, this is Low Street. Go approximately two miles and Port Healthcare will be on your right at the corner of Low and Hale Streets.
From Lawrence or Lowell Area: Route 495 North take Exit 55 (Route 110). Once on Route 110, get on Route 95 South. From 95 South, take Exit 57 (Route 113). At the bottom of the ramp go left. Once on Route 113, take your second right, this is Low Street. Go approximately two miles and Port Healthcare will be on your right at the corner of Low and Hale Streets.


Since May 8, 2020, Port Healthcare Center has had 3 confirmed cases of COVID-19. In addition, Port has had 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. 

Here is a more detailed update regarding the prevalence of COVID-19 in Port. On July 9, 2020: 

• 0 residents or staff have confirmed COVID-19. When a resident tests positive, we notify residents and their representative(s) of their condition and implement protocols for their care and treatment. We also follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), including return to work guidance, for staff who test positive.
• 2 residents and staff have recovered from COVID-19.
• 219 residents and staff have tested negative for COVID-19.  
• It has been 55 days since a new resident or staff member has tested positive.

Mitigating actions that Port Healthcare Center is taking to prevent/reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 include the following: altering or suspending normal operations of the facility pursuant to CMS/CDC/DPH guidelines, including limitation of visitors and social distancing and separation of residents; screening employees every shift; requiring employees to use PPE as indicated, including N95 and regular facemasks, gowns, face shields, gloves, and droplet precautions equipment; increasing cleaning and sanitizing, including sanitizing with Clean Republic Hypochlorous Acid Disinfectant; providing new admissions with cloth masks and providing education to them on the use of the masks, hand hygiene and cough etiquette; distancing of residents; limiting residents’ movements outside their rooms; and separating COVID-19 positive residents from other residents.

Whittier Health Network performed COVID-19 testing for residents and employees at the Facility in May of 2020.

There is a nationwide shortage of PPE, however there is currently adequate PPE in this facility.

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Port Healthcare Center

113 Low Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone: (978) 462-7373
Fax: (978) 462-6510
123-Bed Skilled Nursing Center
Joint Commission Accredited,
Medicare Certified