Whittier Street Health Center’s Recognition of the eight-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing

  • April 13, 2021

On Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 2:49 pm—the exact time the first bomb went off at the 2013 marathon finish line–Whittier Street Health Center will announce a moment of silence over the loudspeakers of the Frederica M. Williams Building and the 279 Blue Hill Avenue facilities. All employees are invited to participate in this moment of silence, as we remember everyone affected by the events of that day and honor our collective health care community who rises to every challenge to care for those in need.
In addition to honoring our collective health care community, Whittier Street Health Center, applauds the City of Boston’s 4.15 Boston Day Acts of Kindness Initiative challenging area residents to commit to doing at least four (4) acts of kindness on the Thursday, April 15th.
We encourage staff and patients alike to take part in any of the opportunities listed below:

  1. Protect yourself and others from COVID-19: Wear a mask in public, avoid gatherings, practice social distancing, wash your hands, get tested regularly, and get the vaccine when it is your turn.
  2. Thank the first responders, medical professionals, school teachers and staff, grocery store workers, transit workers, and other frontline workers in your life.
  3. Donate to or volunteer for an organization working on food access.
  4. Call an older Bostonian in your family or neighborhood to check in and offer assistance.
  5. Sign up as a volunteer for Commonwealth of Massachusetts COVID-19 response efforts.
  6.  If you are healthy and feeling well, make an appointment to donate blood with the Red Cross.
  7.  Thank a veteran for their service with a card! The Office of Veterans Services will make sure your card gets to a veteran.
  8. Support a Boston Marathon runner running for a cause this fall.
  9. Show kindness to yourself and practice self-care. Take a mental health break and go for a walk in a Boston park, curl up with a book from the Boston Public Library, or sign up for a free fitness class!

For more information on Acts of Kindness or One Boston Day, please visit

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).