Incubators of Innovation: Our Nation’s Community Health Centers
One of the most effective primary care provider networks in America’s healthcare system, community health centers started over 50 years ago right here in Massachusetts as a pilot project during President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. Today, over 1,300 health centers across the country have a significant record of success: Producing $24 billion in annual […]More
National Health Center Week: August 7th to August 13th, 2016
National Health Center Week: August 7th to August 13th, 2016 New Data Collection Effort by Health Centers to Inform Better Care, Cross-Sector Collaboration Has your physician asked you about stress, or how close you feel to your neighbors and community? About how stable your housing is? Or whether lack of transportation has kept […]More
Breast feeding has distinct benefits for both mother and infant
By Dr. Laura B. Holland, MD Obstetrics & Gynecology Benefits to babies: Breast milk contains the perfect combination of nutrients for infants. Not only does it contain antibodies that help keep babies from getting infections, it also is easily digestible and contains everything a baby needs to grow. It is a fact that babies who are […]More
Children’s Eye Health and Safety
Children’s Eye Health and Safety July 18, 2016 Tags: eye care, optometry, back to school, eyes, children By Stephanie K. LeSage, O.D., Optometrist With school right around the corner and summer coming to an end, many people start thinking about the health of their childrens’ eyes. Though many schools and pediatricians provide vision screenings, […]More
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).