Whittier Street Health Center – awarded $750,000 to support a new clinic site in North Dorchester

  • May 11, 2016

Good news!

HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced over $260 million in funding to 290 health centers in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico for facility renovation, expansion, or construction. Health centers will use this funding to increase their patient capacity and to provide additional comprehensive primary and preventive health services to medically underserved populations.

“Health centers are cornerstones of the communities they serve,” said Secretary Burwell.  “Today’s awards will empower health centers to build more capacity and provide needed health care to hundreds of thousands of additional individuals and their families.”

Whittier Street Health Center is one of three Boston health centers to be funded under this program. We were awarded $750,000 to support a new clinic site in North Dorchester.

The new clinic will include urgent care, primary care, dental, lab and WIC services. The funding is to build out the space in a senior housing building owned by a community developer.


We hope to open the new site in the fall of 2016.



Frederica M. Williams

President & CEO

Whittier Street Health Center

1290 Tremont Street

Roxbury, MA 02120

Phone: 617 989 3221

Fax: 617 858 2674

Comprehensive. Compassionate. Community

Championing Equitable Access to High Quality Health Care

Whittier Street Health Center is an urban health and wellness center accredited by the Joint Commission and recognized by the NCQA as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home. Our mission is to provide reliable and accessible primary health care and social services for diverse populations, to promote wellness and to eliminate health and social disparities. Our vision is to serve as the premier urban health center for diverse populations.

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).