The Advantages of Breastfeeding Sponsored by the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee, the month of August has been designated as National Breastfeeding Month, with the last week recognized as Black Breastfeeding Week. While the merits of breastfeeding for women and babies of all color, race, and ethnicity have been recognized – including emotional connection, accelerated […]More
Keeping an Eye on Your Child’s Vision Health With kids preparing to head back to school, there is no better time than the month of August to observe Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. The annual observance aims to raise awareness about the importance of taking care of children’s eyes and how critical […]More
Let’s Take the Sting Out of Vaccines August is National Immunization Awareness Month, an annual observance to highlight the importance of routine vaccinations for all age groups – and the benefits of regular immunizations cannot be over emphasized. Vaccines work by stimulating the body’s immune system to safely provide protection against the viruses or […]More
Mark Your Calendars for Our Back to School BBQ It’s fun, festive, and free for Whittier Street Health Center patients – our annual Back to School BBQ. Scheduled from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 11th at our 1290 Tremont Street, Roxbury address, this event is always a hit with the Whittier […]More
3-D Printer Technology Expands Oral Health Services Department Technology is amazing! Just ask patients who have taken advantage of a recently purchased 3-D printer for our Oral Health Services department. The 3-D printer allows the oral health services staff to produce occlusal mouth guards on site at a steeply discounted rate to patients. […]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).