Whittier Street Health Center Announces Expansion of Onsite Pharmacy

  • July 21, 2023


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Whittier Street Health Center Announces Expansion of Onsite Pharmacy

Now open to patients and offering broad range of services and free medication delivery


BOSTON, MA, ISSUED JULY 21, 2023…It is with great excitement that Whittier Street Health Center, a community health center with a mission 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 a diverse patient population, announces the expansion of its onsite pharmacy at 1290 Tremont Street in Roxbury.

Now open for patients, the pharmacy, which is owned and operated by Whittier Street Health Center, offers a wide spectrum of services including medication therapy management and free home delivery.

Whittier’s pharmacists are available to help manage patients’ prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and other supplements. The pharmacy participates in the 340B Drug Discount Program, a US federal government program that requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible health care organizations and other entities at significantly reduced prices.

“In addition to medication therapy management, our clinical pharmacists participate on clinical teams including diabetes, pediatric asthma, hypertension, transition of care, and Hepatitis C, all in an effort to improve the safety and health outcomes of our patients,” said Dr. Sabya AbdulRauf, Pharmacy Manager at Whittier Street Health Center.


“Pharmacies have become vital points of care for essential health services, yet there exists a lack of pharmacies in minority communities, despite documented evidence that many diseases disproportionately impact minority populations,” said Frederica M. Williams, president and CEO of Whittier Street Health Center. “We are committed to providing the care that goes far beyond filling prescriptions by offering information, support, and most importantly access to individualized medication therapy management.”


The Whittier Street Health Pharmacy hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Sunday.


For more information, contact the pharmacy at 617-606-3777.



About Whittier Street Health Center

Whittier Street Health Center is an independently licensed community health care center with a mission of providing high quality, reliable and accessible primary healthcare for diverse populations while promoting wellness and eliminating health and social disparities. A champion of equitable access to high quality, patient-focused care, social justice and economic equity, Whittier Street Health Center is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and recognized by the NCQA for its Behavioral Health Integration. Through its locations in Roxbury and North Dorchester, and its Mobile Health Van program, Whittier Street Health Center serves more than 30,000 patients and 20,000 community outreach visits annually; its ethnically and racially diverse patient base is primarily made up of individuals from Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, the South End and greater Boston. Approximately 28% of Whittier’s patients are uninsured. Whittier Street Health Center provides a comprehensive array of 40 healthcare programs and services designed to meet the primary health care, behavioral health, and social needs of the community. For more information, please visit as well as Facebook (, Twitter (@Whittier_Boston), or LinkedIn (, or call 617-989-3221.

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).