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

Alcohol Awareness Month

  • April 25, 2022

  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 […]


Together We Can Achieve Health Equity: 2022

  • April 22, 2022

  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 […]


April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM)

  • April 12, 2022

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 […]


Savoring the Many Flavors of Whittier’s Multi-Cultural Community

  • April 1, 2022

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, […]


Baker-Polito administration awards additional $13.5 million for COVID-19 vaccine equity efforts

  • January 14, 2022

BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $13.5 million to support community organizations working in the cities and towns hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Massachusetts Vaccine Equity Initiative to increase awareness, acceptance and access to the COVID-19 vaccine. These latest grants are part of the Administration’s investment of more than $46.5 million to address […]


Healthy Recipe for the Holiday Season

  • November 23, 2021

Authored by Katy Wilbur, Registered Dietitian at Whittier Street Health Center Following a heart healthy eating plan and staying active are important throughout the year and usually more challenging during the winter months. Between November 25 and January 1 there are at least 4 different holidays celebrated – that’s a lot of celebrations! In addition […]


November is National Diabetes Month

  • November 15, 2021

  Authored by Steven Wright, MD, Director of Medicine at Whittier Street Health Center November often conjures up thoughts of turkey, leaves changing and lots of foods, but it is also recognized as National Diabetes Month in order to raise awareness of a disease that is frighteningly common place. Over 10% of the US population […]


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).