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Whittier Street Health Center’s blog on health and wellness in the community.

National Foot Health Awareness Month

  • April 12, 2024

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month. This annual public education campaign, led by the American Podiatric Medical Association (AMPA), aims to promote good foot health and to raise awareness about practices and underlying conditions that can damage our feet. With 26 bones – about a quarter of all our bones– connected by 33 joints, […]

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National Kidney Month 2024

  • March 15, 2024

In recognition of National Kidney Month this March, Whittier invites you to learn about your kidney health.  The Kidney are two bean shaped a vital organs located in your lower back.   Kidneys filter waste from your blood out of your body.  Kidneys are crucial for maintaining healthy blood pressure and healthy bones. Some basic facts […]

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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

  • March 11, 2024

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths nationally with more than 52,000 dying from it in 2023. Colorectal cancer disproportionately impacts Black Americans who have the 2nd highest mortality and incidence of colorectal cancer.  Some risk factors associated with colorectal cancer include: Family history of […]

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National Nutrition Month

  • March 6, 2024

Join Whittier Street Health Center in celebrating National Nutrition Month.  Diet and nutrition are inextricably linked to bodily function, fitness and overall health.  It is imperative to be conscious of what we consume daily as it impacts performance throughout the day. The Journal of American Medical Association found that more that 50% of deaths from […]

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Sliding Fee Discount Program

  • March 5, 2024

No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay; and there is discounted / sliding fee schedule available based on family income; in accordance with the NHSC Site Agreement item #2e.  

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Women’s History Month

  • March 1, 2024

“I raise up my voice – not so that I can shout, but so that those without voice can be heard.” Malala Yousafzai Each year March is designated as National Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate, honor and recognize the contributions of Women to American history.  Since 1995, Presidents have issued annual proclamations designating […]

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

  • February 21, 2024

Importance of oral health for children As we recognize February s National Children’s Dental Health Month it is important to recognize the maintenance of oral health for children. Cavities are the most common chronic disease suffered by children yet are preventable. Poor oral health is impactful to multiple aspects of a child’s life. According to […]

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National Cancer Prevention Month

  • February 20, 2024

Whittier Street Health Center recognizes February as National Cancer Prevention Month. According to Whittier’s partner in cancer care, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, minorities are often diagnosed and treated at a later stage, leading to higher mortality rates. A historical disparity in access to regular screenings, education, diagnosis and follow-up contributes to the unequal status quo. […]

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American Heart Month

  • February 5, 2024

February is American Heart Month, and while heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States across all ages, genders, and ethnicities, the highest risk of a cardiovascular event falls within minority populations. According to most recent statistics, one person dies every 33 seconds in the USA from heart (coronary artery disease, […]

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Black History Month

Whittier Street Health Center Celebrates Black History Month February is designated as Black History Month, a yearly commemoration of the accomplishments of African Americans. It serves as a period to acknowledge the challenges and hardships faced in the Black American experience within the United States, as well as appreciating and honoring its significant contribution to […]

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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).