Community Health Programs

Asthma Clinic

In the Pediatric Asthma Clinic, we work with our patients and families to develop plans to monitor and control asthma symptoms and prevent asthma attacks before they occur.

We accomplish this by:

  • Helping you to understand your child’s asthma symptoms and medications.
  • Performing pulmonary function testing in clinic.
  • Making adjustments to your child’s medications as needed.
  • Identifying your child’s asthma triggers and helping to find ways to reduce them.
  • Providing annual influenza vaccines.
  • Assisting families with smoking cessation to decrease your child’s exposure to second-hand smoke.
  • Making referrals to community resources as needed.
  • Working with your child’s school and other community organizations to ensure optimal control of asthma triggers to prevent symptoms.
  • Providing case management services to ensure the optimal well-being of your child.

For more information, please call (617) 989 – 3194.

Fax Number: (617) 989-3068

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).