Adult Medicine


Our Adult Medicine Department provides comprehensive preventative care and disease management to patients over age 18.  Our physicians and nurse practitioners provide a range of care from routine physicals to acute illnesses and can arrange for specialty care at the center or at any of Boston’s top hospitals, if necessary.  Our care teams teams include case managers, nurses, certified diabetes educators and a clinical pharmacist who provide personalized services to help every patient achieve and maintain long term wellness.  Each patient’s care is coordinated with other clinics at Whittier including Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse, Eye Care, Dental , OB/GYN, Dermatology and Orthopedics.

Our specialties include:

  • Diabetes care including a multi-specialty Diabetes Clinic and Diabetes Group Visits
  • Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease
  • HIV/AIDS Care
  • Chronic Pain
  • Asthma and COPD
  • Routine Physicals focusing on prevention, wellness and self-management

 Fax Number: (617) 989-3054

Women’s Health Services

Whittier Street Health Center offers a full range of obstetrical and gynecological services including:

  • Family Planning
  • Prenatal Care
  • Cancer Screening
  • STD/HIV Testing

OB/GYN services are provided onsite by our own physicians and nurse practitioners as well as midwives from the Boston Medical Center and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital where our babies are delivered. Having midwives from both hospitals helps with our care coordination for pregnant mothers.

WSHC also has case managers who support women’s holistic health with:

  • CenteringPregnancy and CenteringParenting Programs, models of care that integrate health assessment, education, and support, into unified care within a group setting utilizing peer-to-peer learning;
  • Preconception screening for domestic violence;
  • Mental health and substance abuse screening;
  • Ensure that recommended cancer screenings are scheduled (mammography, cervical, and colorectal) and offer navigation and support to any woman with an abnormal result; and
  • Our Women’s Post-Prison Release Program that provides health care and support for women who might otherwise end up homeless or re-offending because of lack of community-based support.

Fax Number: (617) 858-2666

Men’s Health Services

The Men’s Health Program is an innovative and comprehensive outreach, education, screening, and referral program designed to link men to primary health care and support services offered by Whittier. Across racial and ethnic groups, men in Boston are less likely to have a primary care provider. Disparities in access to care lead to disparities in health outcomes with men having higher rates and poorer management of chronic diseases services. Our goal is to save lives by reducing premature mortality among men and boys, particularly Latino and African Americans by:

  • Providing education, screening, connection to services, and enrollment of uninsured individuals;
  • Encouraging men to organize and undertake structural changes to reduce inequality;
  • Connecting incarcerated men to case management and re-entry services prior to their release to help them successfully rejoin the community; and
  • Offering violence prevention programs and programs designed to strengthen parenting skills.

Men’s Health Clinic is open during hours that are convenient for men, and is staffed by male providers and support staff.

Whittier hosts an all day Men’s Health Summit, which attracts 300 – 400 men during National Men’s Health month in  June.

Fax Number: (617) 858-2666

Patients Aged 60+

We have specially designed programs to keep seniors active, engaged and healthy. Geriatric care services are coordinated by a specially trained Geriatric Case Manager and team members.

In addition to regular adult primary care services, geriatric patients are offered a wide range of other services including:

  • Health Insurance Navigation
  • Colon, Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening
  • Group Visits and Discussion
  • Walking and Physical Activity Sessions
  • Educational Sessions
  • Cooking and Nutrition Classes
  • Behavioral Health Assessment and Intervention
  • Home Visits
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Medical Supplies Assistance
  • Specialist Referral and Coordination
  • Individual Care Plan and Self-management Goal Setting

For more information, call the Geriatric Case Manager on (617) 989-3011

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).