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Roxbury Center Targets Health Disparities In Boston’s Poorest Neighborhoods

  • July 27, 2015

  90.9 wbur By Marina Renton CommonHealth Intern July 24, 2015   When it comes to health in Boston, it’s hard to deny there’s a great divide across neighborhoods. Need proof? A 2013 Boston Public Health Commission report found that, from 2000 to 2009, the average life expectancy for Boston residents was 77.9 years. But in […]


Community Health Centers Marry Fitness Centers for the Sake of the Patients

  • July 20, 2015

July 14, 2015; WGBH Most of us understand that our health is deeply affected by the ability to exercise safely and eat fresh food that won’t poison our systems over time. But, what do you do if your neighborhood is unconducive to such stuff? In Roxbury, a relatively low-income Boston neighborhood, the Whittier Street Health […]


At Roxbury Health Center, A New Approach To Fitness

  • July 15, 2015

6:19 PM – TUE JULY 14, 2015 / WGBH NEWS /   A medical center with a new gym in Roxbury is changing the way doctors approach healthcare. Patients at Whittier Street Health Center get prescriptions for medicine — and exercise. The health center director believes adding exercise to a daily regimen will change lives… Bob […]


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).