Community Health Programs

Community Health Programs


In addition to providing under-served communities with access to excellent primary care, Whittier Street Health Center offers programs designed to eliminate health and social disparities in the communities we serve. Our programs recognize that trauma, substandard housing, food insecurity, lack of educational opportunities, and socioeconomic inequalities all play a role in health and may impact a patient’s ability to avoid or manage chronic health problems like diabetes, hypertension, asthma and obesity. Our services are also designed to address high rates of  infant mortality, cancer-related mortality, sexually transmitted infections, and substance abuse.


Whittier Street Health Center, as a member of the National Health Service Corps, is proud to serve all patients.

Whittier will not deny services to any patient due to the inability to pay, disability,  race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national original, or religion.

Discounts are available for patients based on family size and income.


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).