National Immunization Awareness Month: Off to the Future – Young Adults

  • August 18, 2014

Vaccines are not just for children. Immunizations are needed  throughout your adult life to help you stay healthy. That’s because  immunity from childhood diseases may wear off over time, and you may also be at risk for other vaccine-preventable diseases. Getting ready for college or your future career means making sure you are up to […]


National Immunization Awareness Month: Children, Preteens & Teens

  • August 11, 2014

Children, Preteens & Teens Preparing for school means gathering supplies and back packs. It’s also the perfect time to make sure children are up to date on their vaccines. Getting all of the recommended vaccines is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children’s health. When children are not vaccinated, […]


National Immunization Awareness Month: Babies and Pregnant Women

  • August 4, 2014

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (#NIAM14). The purpose of this observance is to highlight the importance of  immunizations, one of the top 10 public health accomplishments of the 20th Century, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). While immunizations have significantly reduced the incidence of many serious infectious diseases, vaccination rates for some […]



  • July 24, 2014

Grants Support Healthy Aging Programs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island WATERTOWN, MA – July 23, 2014 – The Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced today more than $1.6 million in new funding to 43 Massachusetts and Rhode Island-based organizations as part of its first cycle of funding for 2014. The largest number of grants this cycle was […]


The Art Connection features Whittier Street Health Center

  • July 9, 2014

It is the mission of Whittier Street Health Center to provide high quality, reliable and accessible primary health care and support services for diverse populations to promote wellness and eliminate health and social disparities. Whittier’s patients are primarily low-income and represent a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and ethnicities. Whittier serves as one of two […]


Canton doctor honored as true ‘Champion’

  • July 2, 2014

Posted Jun. 30, 2014 @ 10:23 pm Updated Jul 1, 2014 at 10:52 AM Canton resident Dr. Paul Mendis, chief medical officer at Neighborhood Health Plan, was honored with the Health Champion Award at Whittier Street Health Center’s Men’s Health Summit, 1290 Tremont St., Roxbury. Fitness expert and choreographer Billy Blanks Jr. was the keynote speaker for […]


WHDH’s Urban Update w/Sorel Bertrand and Ricardo Sedan on Sunday, June 22, 2014

  • June 20, 2014

Watched WHDH’s Urban Update this Sunday, June 22, at 11:30 a.m. with host Alberto Vasallo as he discusses the upcoming Men’s Health Summit “Celebrating the great things our boys and men bring to our lives” with Whittier Street Health Center’s Sorel Bertrand, Men’s Health Program Manager, and Ricardo Sedan, NP. Watch Sorel and Ricardo share their […]


Whittier is Now on Wikipedia

  • June 13, 2014

Whittier Street Health Center now has a page listing on Wikipedia! View the listing here:   Whittier Street Health Center is a community health center that provides primary care and support services to a primarily low-income, racially and ethnically diverse population mostly from the Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan sections of Boston, Massachusetts. Whittier Street treats people […]


Fitness Guru Billy Blanks Jr. to deliver keynote address at Whittier Street Health Center’s 2014 Men’s Health Summit

  • June 12, 2014

Bay State Banner A Special Advertorial Section 6/12/2014, 6 a.m. Fitness expert and choreographer Billy Blanks Jr. will be the keynote speaker for Whittier Street Health Center’s annual, free Men’s Health Summit taking place on Saturday, June 28, 2014, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 1290 Tremont St. in Roxbury. This year’s theme is “Celebrating […]


AG Martha Coakley Visits Whittier and Discusses New Behavioral Health Initiative

  • June 9, 2014

On May 28, 2014, Attorney General Martha Coakley met with Whittier Street Health Center’s President and CEO, Frederica M. Williams, to discuss the continued increasing demand for mental health services, which is at a crisis level in urban communities. Whittier was recently awarded a $250,000 Behavioral Health Grant by the Attorney General’s office to improve […]


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).