It Takes A Village: Opioid Abuse Campaign

  • October 17, 2017

WSHC is launching a campaign to address high rates of opioid abuse in our community on Wednesday, October 18th with a patient/family/provider lunch from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. We will convene stakeholders including elected officials, HRSA representatives, patients and community to develop strategies to combat this public health emergency.

Opioid abuse is creating one of the largest public health crises in the nation’s history affecting virtually every community. And while addiction knows no boundaries, unequal access to treatment creates real disparities in disease outcomes among groups who struggle to obtain basic health care. Whittier’s Behavioral Health Department is committed to eliminating those disparities. We offer individual and group therapy, walk-in services, and medication assisted treatment (Suboxone and the Vivitrol injection) for patients who need this support to achieve and maintain sobriety.

For more information, please contact Christine Pajarillo, LICSW at (617)989-3212

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).