Healthy Communities

We recognize that many factors contribute to our patients’ health and that some have more to do with the health of our communities than our patients’ access to doctors and hospitals. Our comprehensive model of care addresses these social factors through programming designed to help address issues like food and housing security, access to education, training, and employment, and neighborhood safety. Our programs include:

  • Food security screening
  • Food access services including Women Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC)
  • Housing Assistance
  • Youth development programs
  • Medical and Dental Assistant training
  • Violence prevention programs
  • Community Garden
  • Building Vibrant Communities in Public Housing and community-based education provided by Health Ambassadors
  • Post-Prison Release/Re-Entry Services
  • Refugee Assessment and Assistance
  • Parenting Classes

For information about how we can meet your needs, with any of the above programming, please contact a member of your care team.


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).