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Mental Health Holidays

The stores are awash with goods of the season, songs of good cheer filter the airwaves and the rush, rush, rush that this time of year brings is definitely on. For many, the holidays can be a trying time – not only for the extra errands, cooking, shopping, etc. but for activities and memories that […]


Mental Health Month: Mind Your Health!

By Christine Pajarillo, Behavioral Health Manager and Nicole S. Mitton, Grant Writer/Communications Specialist Image credit: Mental Health America Mental Health Month was officially recognized in 1949. This year, the Mental Health Month theme is “Mind Your Health.” This month and throughout the year, Whittier Street Health Center and other organizations across the country are working […]


Alcohol Awareness Month

By Ragan McNeely, LMHC Supervising Clinician Substance Abuse Services Alcohol Awareness Month  has been held every April since 1987, sponsored and founded by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc., (NCADD). The Council was founded by Marty Mann, who was amongst the first group of women who got sober in Alcoholics Anonymous in […]


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 […]


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).