Community Health Programs

HIV Prevention

The outreach and prevention component of our programming uses two Center for Disease Control Evidence Based Guidelines – Voices and Community PROMISE.  Community PROMISE has a male target population and uses peer advocates and stories populated from the communities in which outreach is done to highlight risky behaviors and initiate conversations and contemplation about possible risk behavior.  Voices is a group-level, single-session video-based intervention designed to increase condom use and negotiation among heterosexual African American and Latino men and women.  These sessions take place in the clinic and at local organizations with whom we partner with to promote HIV prevention including community based organizations, schools, homeless shelters, and prison reentry halfway homes.

Fax Number: (617) 858-2669

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).