Adult Healthy Weight: The Adult Healthy Weight Management at Whittier is an integral part of the Diabetes and Cardiovascular Clinics and Adult Medicine department. The multi-disciplinary clinical team comprises of physicians, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, behavioral health specialist and a care coordinator. Every patient referred to the program receives individualized nutrition and weight loss plan and if they choose to have surgery (bariatric) a comprehensive follow-up and tracking of all necessary procedures to “clear” the patient to be able to have the surgery.

The Adult Healthy Weight care team at Whittier Street Health Center offers support to patients seeking surgical weight loss options. We work closely with Brigham and Women’s bariatric program that performs the weight loss surgery. Our team includes a provider champion nurse practitioner, registered dietitian, fitness coach, care coordinator and behavioral health counselor.

 Community Cancer Care: Dana-Farber Community Cancer Care is a partnership between the Whittier Street Health Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Our on-site comprehensive cancer care program offers the following:

  • Expert second opinion for known malignancies
  • Efficient diagnostic work-up of suspected malignancies
  • Mammography
  • Immediate referrals into disease specific departments at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Referrals to breast health specialists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Referrals to dental specialists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Referrals to geneticists and genetic testing
  • No-cost lung cancer screening and on-site tobacco cessation counseling

Viral Hepatitis: WSHC has stepped up Hepatitis C screening and has developed a HCV treatment clinic as well as a STD clinic.

 Screening Services for Developmental Disabilities: Whittier’s Pediatric Department in collaboration with Boston’s Children’s Hospital provides screening services for developmental disabilities. Whittier Rainbow Clinic serves children diagnosed as “Special Needs.” The care provided in the clinic is multi-disciplinary with the patient’s primary care provider, care coordinators and behavioral health provider working collaboratively to provide compassionate patient centered care.

 Complementary Therapies: WSHC has recently added massage therapy and acupuncture services to our array of services available to our patients.

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).