Whittier Skilled Nursing Facilities
Port Healthcare Center
Individualized healthcare and family values
Opening the doorways to functional and fulfilling lifestyles
Newburyport’s premier skilled nursing 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:
• 72,000 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 Healthcare 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.
Our professionals work 24-hours a day to provide the highest quality care. The staff represents a wide range of specialties, including physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, and nutritionists. Together they create a restorative program suited to individual needs and then work to maximize the potential of their patients each day of their stay.
Residents may choose to have their personal physician provide their care. However, if that is not possible, for whatever reason, our facility staff will assist in selecting a physician that meets the approval of the resident and their families.
A resident’s physician, in conjunction with our interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, will develop an individual program of restorative care for each resident. It is our goal to provide all of our residents with an active and fulfilling lifestyle.
We have built our reputation on our quality nursing, medical and therapeutic team. The care and services we provide not only meet but surpass state and federal guidelines.
Where your family becomes part of our family.
• Persons with a significant change in functional status resulting from a medical problem or problems.
• Persons who are medically stable and able to participate in rehabilitation activity.
We accept admission from all healthcare facilities
• Emergency Rooms
• Physicians Office
• Acute Care Hospitals
• Wound Management
• Respiratory Therapy
• Physical Therapy
• Occupational Therapy
• Speech Language Therapy
• Medication Monitoring
• Patient Teaching
• Discharge Planning
• Nutrition Counseling
• Podiatry Services
• Dental Services
• Optometry Services
All rehabilitation programs are individually tailored to ensure success. We strive for healthy outcomes. That means using every possible form of effective therapy to accelerate and maximize every resident’s rehabilitation potential.
Rehabilitation programs range from intensive one-on-one therapy sessions to group sessions. This includes a variety of support groups which allow residents the opportunity to learn more about their condition, share experiences with others, discuss concerns and build lasting friendships.
Intravenous and 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.
How to Make a Referral
Referrals can be made by contacting Port Healthcare Center directly. Please refer to the list below for insurances accepted. If you want to confirm insurance information on Port Healthcare Center, please call the facility directly at (978) 462-7373.
Medicare and Insurances Accepted
We accept most Medicare, Medicaid, workers compensation and insurance plans, including a wide range of major HMO’s and PPO’s, including, but not limited to:
• Workers Compensation
• AETNA/US Healthcare
• Anthem BC
• Beech Street
• Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MA
• CIGNA/Healthsource MA/NH
• Commonwealth Care
• Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
• Neighborhood Health Plan
• Tufts Associated Health Plan (out of contract only)
• Unicare (GIC Indemnity)
• United Healthcare
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
From Angela to Shannon to Alexandria I couldn’t ask for better nurses to take care of my mom.
Port Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I can’t say enough about this place. My mom has been there for 2 months so far. I’m there everyday with her and watch all the employees run around all day long. These ladies are amazing at their jobs. There are a few...
My dad has been at Port Rehab for about six weeks now. I cannot say enough about the CNA‘s! They absolutely go above and beyond!!
Port Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ My dad has been at Port Rehab for about six weeks now. I cannot say enough about the CNA’s! They absolutely go above and beyond!! There is one particular CNA that I would like to mention and her name is Becca. I could...
Every time we came to visit he told us how nice the people there were.
Port Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial“To the entire staff at Port Healthcare and the hospice team from Harborside, My family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful care and compassion you showed our dad Ernie Z. Though he wasn’t with you...
…she was with people who really cared for her during a time that was very difficult for us because of the pandemic.
Port Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial“I would like to thank Betty and Lisa for the care they gave my mom Catherine over this past year. When they reached out to my sister to let us know how much they loved our mom it gave me exactly the comfort I needed to know...
Therapy is outstanding!
Port Healthcare Center Patient TestimonialMy mother has been to Port twice in the last two years, the care she receives at Port is top notch. From Administration to housekeeping, service is always with a smile and caring attitude. I would not hesitate to have my...
If I ever need rehab again I’ll come back here
Port Healthcare Center Patient TestimonialI was a patient at port rehab....my stay there was a great one...I broke my back and several bones...the rehab department was fantastic.....there very concerned and help a lot....the nursing staff was caring and very helpful...
Port Healthcare Center is run by Administrator Andrew Arcidi and an amazing team of healthcare professionals.
Andrew Arcidi, MBA, Administrator
Port Healthcare CenterAndrew Arcidi, MBA Administrator, Port Healthcare Center Andrew attended Merrimack College, graduating with his Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2019. He began working for Whittier full time three days later. In the last few years,...
Tracey Lanoue, BSN, RN, Director of Nursing
Port Healthcare CenterTracey Lanoue, BSN, RN Director of Nursing, Port Healthcare Center Tracey attended UMass Boston to obtain her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and also attended Regis College/Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Tracey has served in various...
Morgan Tolman, LPN, Admissions Nurse Liaison
Port Healthcare Center Morgan Tolman, LPN Admissions Nurse Liaison, Port Healthcare Center Morgan Tolman is a 2014 Graduate from the UCT Practical Nurse Program in Bourne, MA. She started her career with Whittier Health Network in 2009 at Nemasket Healthcare Center as...
News + Updates
Corporate Recruiter Tyler Soucy on building his skills and career path at Whittier Health Network.
Tyler Soucy is only 25 years old, but he’s already been a part of the Whittier Health Network for eight years! Originally from Rowley, Massachusetts, his career started in high school when he enrolled in Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School’s Healthcare...
Port Healthcare Center Earns a Five-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Port Healthcare Center has just received the highest rating for delivering quality care and customer satisfaction to our residents and patients — earning an Overall Five-Star rating! This overall rating is based on a nursing home's performance on 3 sources: health...
Three Whittier Health Network facilities have been rated among Best in Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report
Masconomet Healthcare Center, Port Healthcare Center, and Whittier Bradford Transitional Care Unit have all been recognized as Best Nursing Homes for short-term rehabilitation for 2022-2023 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual Best Nursing Homes ratings, now in...
Celebrating our employees and their years of service at Whittier Health Network!
At Whittier, celebrating milestones is an annual event! Every year, all of our network facilities hold Years of Service celebrations. We gather to honor and recognize our employees and thank them for their contribution and longevity with the Whittier team. Our...
Conditions and Visitation at Port Healthcare Center
As of March 27, Port Healthcare Center has 0 confirmed cases of COVID-19. In addition, Port Healthcare Center has had 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. CURRENT STATUS:All units are OPEN to...
Interview with Morgan Albritton-Tolman, Clinical Nurse Liaison at Port Healthcare Center
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Directions to Port Healthcare Center
From New Hampshire: Take Route 95 South. From 95 South take Exit 86 (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 86 (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 81 (Route 110). Once on Route 110, get on Route 95 South. From 95 South, take Exit 86 (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.
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