Archived News

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 […]



  • March 18, 2020

DENTAL AND EYE CARE SERVICES: Based on the advisory from the American Optometric Association (Urgent Patient Care Advisory for Doctors of Optometry from the CDC March 17, 2020—5:50 p.m. ET, it was recommended that optometrist postpone routine dental and eye care visits). The Massachusetts Dental Society Issued Guidance on COVID-19: As the facts and situation around […]


Fitness Center is CLOSED until further notice

  • March 17, 2020

The fitness center at 1290 Tremont St will be closed until further notice.  We have taken this step to ensure the health and safety of our members and staff.   We will be freezing all memberships and you will NOT be charged until we reopen.  We apologize for the inconvenience and we look forward to opening […]


Whittier Street Health Center to Expand Community Mobile Van Services With Grant From the Cigna Foundation

  • March 13, 2020

Whittier Street Health Center to Expand Community Mobile Van Services With Grant From the Cigna Foundation The expansion of the Mobile Outreach Van will include medical screenings, dental services, diabetic testing and behavioral health services to Boston’s low-income and vulnerable residents   PRESS RELEASE  MAR 16, 2020 10:00 EDT   ROXBURY, Mass., March 16, 2020 […]


Coronavirus Concerns for People Living with HIV

  • March 13, 2020

Coronavirus Concerns for People Living with HIV FROM:   Cyril Ubiem, PhD, VP of Programs & Services at WSHC Our greatest concern at the moment is making sure that people living with HIV take the necessary precautions to protect themselves.  For more in-depth information please visit this article from POZ magazine, “What People With HIV Need […]


Whittier’s Valery Joseph, NP will appear on “CityLine” on WCVB Channel 5 this Sunday at noon to discuss Coronavirus in Boston

  • March 11, 2020

Make sure to watch Whittier’s own  Valery Joseph, NP, on CitytLine on WCVB-TV (CHANNEL 5) AT NOON this upcoming Sunday MARCH 15TH.  Valery will be discussing the impact of Coronavirus on people of color in Boston – and provide critical information you need to know to stay safe and healthy!


Coronavirus outbreak

  • March 9, 2020

We want to a take a moment to let you know that Whittier Street Health Center is continuing to provide services to our patients during the Coronavirus outbreak. Every employee and patient will be screened at the reception area of our building – 1290 Tremont Street and 279 Blue Hill Ave by our Infection Control […]


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).