Drinking Alcohol: Not Good for Your Heart or Health By Carolyn Reynolds, Associate Director of Behavioral Health-Adult and Substance Use Services, WSHC For years having a glass of wine, a beer, or a cocktail was considered a harmless way to unwind. Recent data shows that drinking alcohol is not as harmless to our […]More
Our Mission Is To… Serve as a center of excellence that provides high quality, and accessible health care and social services that achieve health equity, social justice, and the economic well-being of our diverse patient populations. Whittier is committed to promote wellness and eliminate health and social disparities regardless of patients’ differences and their […]More
April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM) Submitted by: Christine Pajarillo, LICSW, VP of Programs and Social Services and Carolyn Reynolds, MS, Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services, Whittier Street Health Center. As April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM), a time to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect people from […]More
By Kate Willbur, RD,LD/N, Registered Dietitian, WSHC Whittier Street Health Center’s (WSHC) multicultural community has a bounty of many different dishes that can be incorporated into a heart-healthy eating plan. Try these tips to enjoy a world of flavors at home! Eat a variety of nutritious foods Enjoy your favorite foods, like mangu, […]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).