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Teen Dating Violence Awareness

By Amie Brooks, Domestic Violence Coordinator and Yohanna Mendez, Community Clinician Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime. Dating violence often starts with teasing and name calling. These behaviors are often thought to be a “normal” part of a relationship. Teen dating violence is an important, but often overlooked issue that at least […]


American Heart Health Month

By Nicole S. Mitton Grant Writer/Communications Specialist Heart disease describes several problems related to plaque accretion in the walls of the arteries. The arteries narrow as the plaque builds up, making it more difficult for blood to flow. This creates a risk for heart attack or stroke. Other types of heart disease include heart failure, […]


World AIDS Day

By Jane Brodie, PhD Vice President of Programs and Services It’s been 32 years since the first case of AIDS was reported and the World Health Organization estimates that over 36 million people have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS.  World AIDS Day is held on December 1 each year and is an opportunity for people […]


Domestic Violence Awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, is when one person in a relationship intentionally hurts another person physically or emotionally. Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence. In the United States, more than 5 million women are abused by an intimate partner each year. There are three […]


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).