Back-to-School BBQ

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Whittier Street Health Center held a Back-to-School BBQ on Friday, August 23, to celebrate the new school year. Almost 800 people from the community came to enjoy the foods on the grill, the popcorn, and the shaved ice treats. Children flocked to the bouncy castle, bouncy playground, and inflatable basketball hoops.

After a talent show competition, students and their parents received bags from our generous sponsors. Cradles to Crayons donated 200 backpacks for the kids, and GE gave over 300 gym bags. GE also sent volunteers for the popular event.

Thank you to our staff, sponsors, and volunteers, and best of luck to students in the upcoming year!

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).