School-Based Health Centers

Whittier Street Health Center’s School-Based Health Services team provides school-based health services, bringing accessible and culturally competent healthcare directly to local students. The services of our School-Based Health Centers address the medical and mental health problems that frequently interfere with students’ academic success. Under the supervision of our Medical Director and Lead Pediatrician, Whittier’s school-based services include routine and preventative care including Pediatric well visits and health education provided by a Nurse Practitioner and Oral Health services provided by dental specialists. We conduct health screenings including: healthy weight, diabetes, blood pressure, vision, depression and substance misuse for the early detection and prevention of chronic conditions. Whittier’s school-based team assist with MAHealth enrollment and linkage to all Whittier medical and social services. Whittier’s school based services and its partners work together to assure enrolled students have access to the information and services they need to remain healthy.

If you wish to schedule an appointment for your child at one of Whittier’s current School Based Health Centers-  Boston Day and Evening Academy, Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School and the Dearborn STEM Academy, or if you are interested in learning more about the school-based services provided please contact the School-Based Health Center team by email at SchoolBased Health at (617) 989-3212. For your child(ren)’s first visit, you will be asked to provide a Parent Consent form. You can download​ the English Consent Form and Spanish Consent Form here.

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).