Archived News


  • May 18, 2020

Whittier Street Health Center is operating an EMERGENCY CHILD CARE PROGRAM for children 6+ years of age. For more information, please contact Keith Abbott, VP of HR & Facilities at 617 989 3228 Please complete the attached enrollment form and return to Keith Abbott


Coronavirus testing expands to 12 community health centers

  • April 25, 2020

Coronavirus testing expands to 12 community health centers in Massachusetts, governor says:   By Steph Solis | Twelve community health centers will receive COVID-19 test kits from the state to expand testing in historically underserved communities in Eastern and Central Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker said on Wednesday. Baker announced the launch of an initiative with […]



  • April 23, 2020

WHITTIER STREET HEALTH CENTER LAUNCHED COVID-19 TESTING SITES AT ITS MAIN SITE ON 1290 TREMONT STREET, ROXBURY ON APRIL 13th, 2020: Early data suggests that the Covid19 virus disproportionately affects people of color in Boston, and that they have a much higher risk of contracting and dying from the virus. The data also suggest that […]


COVID-19 Testing Update-4/20/2020

  • April 20, 2020

COVID19 Flyer Latest 4.20.20- English COVID19 Flyer Latest 4.20.20- Spanish Following CDC guidance, we recommend testing if you have a Fever of 100°F or higher Cough Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath Or if you have any of the following medical conditions? Asthma or chronic lung disease Serious heart condition, such as congestive heart failure […]


Drive-thru coronavirus testing begins in Roxbury

  • April 14, 2020

By adamg on Mon, 04/13/2020 – 10:24am The Whittier Street Health Center, 1290 Tremont St., in Roxbury, was scheduled to start drive-thru coronavirus testing this morning – for both its patients and others. An appointment is required for the free testing, which is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. People seeking testing need to be […]


Boston Mayor Walsh Announces First Tests For General Public

  • April 14, 2020

With Surge Of Infections Underway, Boston Mayor Walsh Announces First Tests For General Public Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said Monday that testing for the novel coronavirus is now being offered to all Boston residents. The Whittier Street Health Center, in Roxbury, is offering scheduled rapid testing for the general public, Mondays through Saturdays. The clinic […]


COVID19 News:

  • April 12, 2020

W Whittier Street Health Center: COVID-19 update – Effective April 13th, 2020, Whittier will provide scheduled COVID19  Testing to all. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in our area, Please call to schedule your COVID19 testing. The COVID19  Testing will be provided from 9 am to 5 pm on Monday to Friday and Saturday from 9 […]


PLEASE READ: Emergency Letter to Gov. Baker About the Future of Whittier & All Health Center’s in MA

  • March 19, 2020

Governor Baker, Community health centers are in current financial peril and require immediate and substantial financial relief in order to avoid a partial or complete collapse of the state’s largest primary care network and, most urgently, a vitally important part of the Commonwealth’s response to this public health crisis. On many occasions you have recognized […]


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).