Coronavirus outbreak

  • March 9, 2020

We want to a take a moment to let you know that Whittier Street Health Center is continuing to provide services to our patients during the Coronavirus outbreak. Every employee and patient will be screened at the reception area of our building – 1290 Tremont Street and 279 Blue Hill Ave by our Infection Control team. All events will be canceled until after May 1st, 2020. Your health and well-being is our top priority. If there are any changes in our service delivery and planned events, we will update this notice.

We have posted information at the health center for our patients. If you are a patient and have any questions or concerns, please contact your care delivery team for guidance and information.

These are the best sites for reliable information:

 The best source for accurate information is the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC has a section dedicated to coronavirus that includes regularly updated information on:

    • the disease: how it spreads, symptoms, treatment, etc.
    • the situation: in the U.S. and abroad, how the U.S. is responding, and what may happen next.
    • Guidance for businesses and employers. This page includes strategies for employers to use now, and information about planning for a potential U.S. outbreak.

State & Local Government

  • The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has an information page on coronavirus. Data on statewide flu cases and coronavirus is reported in the state’s Weekly Flu Report.
  • The City of Boston also has an information page on coronavirus and it includes links to fact sheets in multiple languages.

Last updated: March 9, 2020

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).