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Whittier Street Health Center’s blog on health and wellness in the community.

National Children’s Dental Health Month

  • February 21, 2024

Importance of oral health for children As we recognize February s National Children’s Dental Health Month it is important to recognize the maintenance of oral health for children. Cavities are the most common chronic disease suffered by children yet are preventable. Poor oral health is impactful to multiple aspects of a child’s life. According to […]

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National Cancer Prevention Month

  • February 20, 2024

Whittier Street Health Center recognizes February as National Cancer Prevention Month. According to Whittier’s partner in cancer care, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, minorities are often diagnosed and treated at a later stage, leading to higher mortality rates. A historical disparity in access to regular screenings, education, diagnosis and follow-up contributes to the unequal status quo. […]

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American Heart Month

  • February 5, 2024

February is American Heart Month, and while heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States across all ages, genders, and ethnicities, the highest risk of a cardiovascular event falls within minority populations. According to most recent statistics, one person dies every 33 seconds in the USA from heart (coronary artery disease, […]

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Black History Month

Whittier Street Health Center Celebrates Black History Month February is designated as Black History Month, a yearly commemoration of the accomplishments of African Americans. It serves as a period to acknowledge the challenges and hardships faced in the Black American experience within the United States, as well as appreciating and honoring its significant contribution to […]

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Racism and Racial Inequality in Healthcare

  • January 23, 2024

    Whittier Bridges the Gap in Racial Inequality and Health Disparities in Healthcare While numerous strides have been made to address racial inequities in Boston, many disparities are still persistent. Discrimination is still rooted into the fabric of the city, with Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities in the Greater Boston area […]

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Thyroid Awareness Month

  • January 17, 2024

  Understanding thyroid disorders and their symptoms January is National Thyroid Awareness Month.  According to the American Thyroid Association, 1 in 10 people suffer from a thyroid condition; however, 60 % of people are unaware of it. Therefore, it is important to recognize and spread awareness about a condition plaguing so many. The thyroid is […]

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

  • January 10, 2024

As we observe Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in January, the urgency to spread awareness about early detection intensifies, as it remains pivotal in preventing and treating this disease. Once a leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States, the impact of cervical cancer has significantly diminished due to effective screening and prompt […]

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Martin Luther King Day

  • January 10, 2024

Please join us for Whittier Street Health Center’s 2024 celebration of Martin Luther King Day on January 12th, 2024 from noon to 2 p.m. in our Community Education Room at 1290 Tremont Street, Roxbury. Martin Luther King Day is an annual federal holiday that encourages people around the country to reflect on the achievements and […]

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Looking after Mental Health over the holidays

  • December 15, 2023

Whilst the holidays are traditionally seen as a time of celebration, festivities, and indulgence, we must also make time to focus on maintaining our mental health. Many people experience high levels of stress and anxiety during this period, whether it be from added financial pressure, extra demands on already-limited time, or reawakened memories of difficult […]

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Whittier Street Health Center Earns Prestigious Recognition from American Heart Association

  • December 4, 2023

  We are thrilled to announce that Whittier Street Health Center has been awarded the Target: BP Silver Certificate of Recognition; Target: Type 2 Diabetes Gold Certificate of Recognition and the Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol Gold Certificate of Recognition by the American Heart Association for our outstanding efforts to improve the overall health of our diverse patient population. The American Heart […]

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A note about Whittier and COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in our area, we ask all clients and patients to call ahead before coming to any of our sites. We are working to take care of most clients/patients via phone/video encounter so we can meet your ongoing healthcare needs. This is for your safety and so we can provide the highest quality of care to you while following CDC guidance for COVID-19. Please call 617-427-1000 for any questions or concerns.

Whittier will provide COVID-19 testing from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday to Friday. Following CDC guidance, we recommend testing if you have a fever AND one of the following three symptoms: cough OR shortness of breath OR sore throat. Please bring your picture identification and your insurance card (if you have insurance).