Whittier Street Health Center’s Onsite Pharmacy Opens to Patients

  • July 24, 2023


Whittier Street Health Center’s Onsite Pharmacy Opens to Patients


It’s official – our onsite pharmacy at 1290 Tremont Street in Roxbury has expanded, adding a wider spectrum of services for our patients, including medication therapy management and free home delivery.


The importance of the services the Whittier Street Health Pharmacy provides to our current and future patients cannot be overstated. Research indicates that a lack of pharmacies in minority neighborhoods contributes to racial and ethnic health disparities – an anguishing fact that we hope to address and remedy in the communities we serve.


Whittier’s team of pharmacists are available to help manage patients’ prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and other supplements. The pharmacy participates in the 340B Drug Discount Program, a US federal government program that requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible health care organizations and other entities at significantly reduced prices.


Nearly all commercial insurance plans are accepted, as is MassHealth, Medicare prescription plans, HSN (Health Safety Net) and several other plans.


In addition to medication therapy management, the clinical pharmacists at Whittier Street Health Pharmacy participate on clinical teams including diabetes, pediatric asthma, hypertension, transition of care, and Hepatitis C, all in an effort to improve the safety and health outcomes of patients – this according to Dr. Sabya AbdulRauf, Pharmacy Manager at Whittier Street Health Center.


“Pharmacies have become vital points of care for essential health services, yet there exists a lack of pharmacies in minority communities, despite documented evidence that many diseases disproportionately impact minority populations,” said Frederica M. Williams, president and CEO of Whittier Street Health Center. “We are committed to providing the care that goes far beyond filling prescriptions by offering information, support, and most importantly access to individualized medication therapy management.”


The Whittier Street Health Pharmacy hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Sunday.


For more information, contact the pharmacy at 617-606-3777.

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).