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Mayor Walsh announces new COVID-19 enforcement measures in Boston

  • October 17, 2020

https://www.wcvb.com/article/boston-covid-19-update-mayor-marty-walsh-october-15-2020/34381991 Walsh’s administration announced on Wednesday a new partnership with Whittier Street Health Center, which added a second team to the city’s COVID-19 mobile testing capacity. The new testing site will be located in Nubian Square, in the Blair Parking Lot on Palmer Street and Harrison Avenue.

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Addressing Health Equity During the Pandemic – Substance Use Disorders and COVID-19 – Raising Awareness About the Impact of Substance Use Disorders and Sharing Prevention Strategies During Substance Abuse Prevention Month

  • October 9, 2020

During these uncertain times, the stress of social isolation and other COVID-19-related life changes has led to or worsened substance use and misuse in vulnerable communities leading to health risks, mental illnesses and trauma. Whittier Street Health Center will be conducting events throughout the month of October promoting its efforts to stop the opioid epidemic […]

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New Mental Health Programs Offer a Safe Space, Support Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic and Systemic Racism, Expanded Staff and Saturday Sessions Offer Help to ‘Communities That Are Struggling’

  • October 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racial inequality have created a one-two punch to the psyche of the region’s black communities, leading to grief, trauma, and a strain on their mental health. Now, the Whittier Street Health Center is answering the call to action. The support groups, which will be provided at no cost to patients, […]

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THE DIVAS: A New Whittier Support Group for Women of Color

  • October 8, 2020

THE DIVAS: Through Healing and Everlasting Determination, Inspiration, Validation and Affirmation we are Stronger THE DIVAS- 2020 dates A New Whittier Support Group for Women of Color THE DIVAS aims to repair the wounds of complex trauma and reinforce autonomy, strength, individual and collective identity by restoring healthy boundaries, developing social skills, building trust, and […]

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Addressing Health Equity During the Pandemic

  • October 8, 2020

Addressing Health Equity During the Pandemic- Substance Use Disorders and COVID-19 -Raising Awareness About the Impact of Substance Use Disorders and Sharing Prevention Strategies During Substance Abuse Prevention Month  Boston, MA (October 1st, 2020): During these uncertain times, the stress of social isolation and other COVID-19 related life changes has led to or worsen substance […]

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Building Relationships that are Understanding, Healthy and Supportive

  • October 8, 2020

Introducing a new Whittier support group for men of color. The BRUHS Initiative: Building Relationships that are Understanding, Healthy and Supportive Click here: BRUHS- 2020 dates   BRUHS is a healing space for men of color that is rooted in authentic, solution-, and growth-focused communication. The BRUHS is a group for men to discuss issues related to their physical and […]

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NEW MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS OFFER A SAFE SPACE, SUPPORT AMIDST COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND SYSTEMIC RACISM

  • October 8, 2020

Expanded staff and Saturday sessions offer help to “communities that are struggling”  Boston, MA (October 1, 2020): The COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racial inequality have created a one-two punch to the psyche of the region’s black communities, leading to grief, trauma, and a strain on their mental health. Now, the Whittier Street Health Center is […]

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Whittier Street Health Center Strengthens Its Capacity to Address Health Equity: Strengthening Its Social Services Leadership Team and Programs to Address Systemic Racism and the Social Determinants of Health

  • October 5, 2020

To proactively address issues of systemic racism which have been exacerbated by the current COVID-19 pandemic for historically marginalized and vulnerable populations, Whittier Street Health Center has expanded its Programs and Social Services Department to highlight the organization’s commitment to promoting wellness and eliminating health disparities and social inequities. The culturally diverse team and culturally sensitive and […]

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Frederica deeply admired the Congressman John Lewis, a key role model in Whittier’s fight for equitable access to healthcare.

  • July 22, 2020

The late Congressman John Lewis pictured with Whittier Street Health Center’s President & CEO, Frederica M. Williams Frederica deeply admired the Congressman John Lewis, and he is a key role model in Whittier’s fight for equitable access to healthcare, social justice and economic equity. “You are a light. You are the light. Never let anyone […]

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Jamaica Plain Native Honored with WSHC President’s Award

  • July 13, 2020

Jamaica Plain Native Honored with WSHC President’s Award Boston, MA | Patch | 3d Melissa Leaston, who knew at an early age she wanted to become a nurse but had to overcome difficult circumstances to do so, has won the 2020 Whittier Street Health Center President’s Award. The honor, the result of a peer nomination process and organization-wide […]

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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).