November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, an annual observation that bring attention to the disease. Lung cancer has been identified as the second most common cancer and is known as the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women worldwide. The disease is particularly insidious since many people don’t experience symptoms until the cancer […]More
Stay Healthy – Get Your Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines at Whittier Street Health Center. The Centers for Disease Control recommends getting a flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine at the same visit if you are eligible and the timing for each vaccine is right. Studies conducted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic supported the safety of getting a […]More
November is National Diabetes Month, an annual observation that bring attention to the disease. It’s a heartbreaking statement but the Boston Public Health Commission in its “Health of Boston: Diabetes Among City of Boston Residents 2015-2021” acknowledges racism’s role, pointing to inequities in employment, education, housing status, and access to health care as significant factors. […]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).