Healthcare

Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center

Phone: 

(617) 825-3400

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - 8:30am to 8.00pm
Tuesday - 8:30am to 8.00pm
Wednesday - 8:30am to 8.00pm
Thursday - 8:30am to 8.00pm
Friday - 9:30am to 8.00pm
Saturday - 9:00am to 3.00pm

Mission: 

-Serve as a primary health care provider without regard to race, sex, color, political philosophy, or religious belief or ability to pay.

-Participate, so far as circumstances may warrant, in any activity designed and execute to promote the general health of families and children of the North Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury communities of Boston in particular, and the City of Boston in general.

-Serve as a primary source in all health education activities relating to rendering care to the sick and injured, or to the promotion of physical and mental health.

-Provide assistance to the community in the development implementation and analysis of health services and policies.

-Initiate and participate in health related research which promotes the well being of the communities served..

It is also HSNHC’s philosophy that quality health care should be made available, accessible, and acceptable to all people, and rendered in a dignified manner as a right rather than a privilege.

Location

Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center
632 Blue Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States

DotHouse Health

Phone: 

617-288-3230

Website: 

http://www.dorchesterhouse.org/

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Mission: 

To be an essential resource for our community in its efforts to achieve the highest levels of health, well being and quality of life for its residents.

To provide affordable, accessible, and exceptional health care and other essential services in an environment that respects our consumers, our staff and our diverse community.

To be a leading force for change in the health, economic and social well being of our community.

Location

DotHouse Health Center
1353 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

Codman Square Health Center, DotWell, SCI

Key Programs Offered: 

DotHouse Health (Formerly Dorchester House) is a federally qualified health center located in the Fields Corner neighborhood of Dorchester. 127 years ago, our founders had a brilliant vision. They understood that a person’s well-being wasn't just about one facet of a person’s life, but it was about the well-being of the whole person. It’s about taking care of the whole person across their life span. We continue to follow this vision by not only offering healthcare but, also community and social services to the people of Dorchester. We offer our 23,000 patients extensive case management, financial and legal services as well as a number of community programs. By connecting our patients with comprehensive primary care, social services and internal programs – all under one roof – we support the overall good health of our patients and build a stronger, healthier community.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Dot House/Dorchester House

Codman Square Health Center

Phone: 

(617) 825-9660

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Urgent Care: 
Monday-Thursday 8:30am - 10:00pm 
Friday 8:30am - 9:00pm 
Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Primary Care:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday & Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Mission: 

To serve as a resource for improving the physical, mental and social well-being of the community. *** We opened our doors in 1979 with a dream: to build the best urban community in America. As part of this dream, we recognized that though health care begins by alleviating sickness, the journey to a true "culture of health" is achieved through the health of the whole person, and through the health of the whole community.  Our two-physician staff that summer of 1979 may have been small, but our mantra was not: while disease is a lack of health, health is not simply a lack of disease.

Today, with a staff of 280 employees, expert clinicians and medical staff, and an astounding depth and breadth of community programs, we believe that we are on our way toward reaching our dream of building the best urban community in America. The Codman Square Health Center is committed to continued progress and we hope you will join us in fulfilling our vision of a culture of health in our community.

Location

Codman Square Health Center
637 Washington St
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Clinical Services
Primary care (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Women’s Health)
Urgent care
Dental care
Eye care
Behavioral Health 
Specialty care (Podiatry, Cardiology, Sports Medicine, Nutrition, Dermatology, Smoking Cessation, WIC office) Pharmacy (w/ Eaton Apothecary, 617.265.7400)

Full Service Laboratory 
Diagnostic Care (X-ray, mammography, ultrasound, radiology) 

Case Management: Asthma, Diabetes, Pre-natal, HIV Client support: insurance services, interpreter services, on-site childcare, financial counseling, legal advocacy, multilingual staff, referral management

Civic Health through DotWell

Public Health Services: Cooking Classes & Nutrition Programs Healthy Eating for Diabetes Eat Green, Save Green HIV counseling, education, outreach, support Support groups for new parents, dads, moms (drop-in!), as well as AA, & HIV

Food Security:
DTA Food Stamp program: There will be a representative at the Health Center on Fridays from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm in the Nutrition Office in the first floor lobby. Half hour appointments can be made in MSI. Walk-ins also encouraged.
Food Pantry: Pantry will reopen at Greenwood UMC. Details forthcoming. MORE!

Created: 
02/07/2011

Pathways to Wellness

Phone: 

(617) 859-3036

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - 12 Noon to 8:00 PM
Tuesday - 9 am to 8:00 PM
Wednesday - 8 am to 8:00 PM
Thursday & Friday - 9 am to 8:00 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM to 5 PM

Weekday, Saturday, and evening appointments are available.

Mission: 

Pathways to Wellness, Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to providing equal access to high quality holistic care including acupuncture, shiatsu, and Chinese herbs. Within a compassionate and empowering environment, Pathways provides complementary therapies for our clients as an adjunct to their Western medical care. Working in partnership with community health centers and organizations, Pathways promotes a continuum of care for our clients in body, mind and spirit.

Location

Pathways to Wellness
1601 Washington St 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02118
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Please call for an appointment. There are also Internships and Volunteer opportunities available.

Key Programs Offered: 

Community-Style Acupuncture at Pathways to Wellness
Treatment is provided in a unique traditional acupuncture setting that utilizes a group treatment healing experience.

• Sliding scale rate: Pay what you wish from $20 - $40 per 1-hour session. Open to all regardless of income level.

• Clients receive treatment while relaxing in comfortable recliner chairs. Groups of up to six people are treated at the same time.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
12/02/2010

Dimock Health Center

Phone: 

(617) 442-8800 (x1324 for "General Information")

Email: 

contactdimock@dimock.org

Website: 
Mission: 

At Dimock, we believe every life is precious. We commit to enhance the quality of life of each individual we serve, of the people we employ, and the communities in which we live by providing accessible, comprehensive, innovative, culturally competent health and human services

Location

Dimock Health Center
55 Dimock St
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States
Key Programs Offered: 

Adult Basic Education and GED Services - ext 1219 For more than 30 years, Dimock has operated education and training programs to improve the quality of life of its students and their families. All programs are free to qualified applicants.GED programs are designed to prepare students for all areas of the GED exam. Adult Basic Education programs are planned to help students improve basic reading, writing and math skills. Boston Pediatric and Family AIDS Project (BPFAP) - ext 1331 Case Management Services - ext 1324 Case Management Services help those living with HIV/AIDS take better care of their health and organize their lives for the benefit of all those around them. Case manager make referrals about estate planning, help with health care proxies, etc. Community Care Center - ext 1324 Dimock Community Care Center’s HIV Services emerged in 1991 amidst a clear need in the community for AIDS-related services and was designed to reach a cross-section of people of color at varying risks for HIV/AIDS. Today, prevention and education staff, Case Managers, a Primary Medical Staff, as well as Dimock Substance Abuse and Mental Health departments work together to address the issues of those in our community who are at risk as well as those who are living with the virus that causes AIDS. Early Head Start - ext 1461 Early Head Start provide comprehensive support for families and their children in the areas of education, health, nutrition and mental health. Early Head Start is for families with pregnant mothers and for parents with children ages 0-3.The program encourage parents to envision their role as their child’s primary teacher. Parents are supported in such areas as health and nutrition, pre-natal education, GED/literacy and employment/training. Early Intervention Program - ext 1375 The Dimock Early Intervention Program provides a range of therapeutic service and support to children, from birth to age three, and their families. The Early Intervention Program is certified through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. A goal of the program is to help a family support and sustain their child’s maximum developmental growth in the context of the family’s everyday life. All services are voluntary. GirlsWorld - ext 1437 GirlsWorld is a collaboration of Dimock Community Health Center and the Boston Institute for Arts Therapy. Two twelve-week sessions include four major components: Expressive Arts Groups, Academic Support, Mentoring, Community Service and a Physical Activity (ex. Golf, Basketball, Aerobics and Swimming). GirlsWorld grew out of services designed specifically for girls. Girlsworld motivates young women to develop their potential by remaining true to their dreams. Young women are encouraged to develop self-confidence and coping skills needed to resist negative peer pressure. Girl’s World provides a variety of creative outlets such as theater arts, photography and creative writing. Head Start - 617-822-4020, ext 19 Head Start provide comprehensive support for families and their children in the areas of education, health, nutrition and mental health. Head Start is designed for families with children ages 3-5. The program encourage parents to envision their role as their child’s primary teacher. Parents are supported in such areas as health and nutrition, pre-natal education, GED/literacy and employment/training. At Dimock, we believe every life is precious. We commit to enhance the quality of life of each individual we serve, of the people we employ, and the communities in which we live by providing accessible, comprehensive, innovative, culturally competent health and human services. HIV Counseling and Testing - ext 1324 HIV Counseling and Testing is available on an anonymous and confidential basis. All services are available in English and Spanish, both by walk-in or appointment. The Mary Eliza Mahoney Emergency Family House Shelter - ext 1151 The program is designed for families having difficulties in finding and securing safe affordable housing. While locating and securing safe, permanent housing for guests is the main focus, Mary Eliza Mahoney staff work to assist all families in navigating service-based programs both on and off campus. This new housing program provides food, shelter, health care, youth services and referral services for education, training and housing through pro-active case management. The Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) - ext 1326 The Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) provides health education and referrals to the Substance Abuse population, African American and Latino HIV positive men involved in the criminal justice system. Preschool - ext 1466 A center-based preschool educational program, Dimock’s Preschool is licensed to serve 95 at-risk 3 and 4 year old children, the program has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, since 1996. The Preschool provides children with opportunities for learning and exploration as the foundation for the basic skills in language, reading, and problem-solving. Further it provides a rewarding and stimulating environment that is not only safe but challenging for youngsters and helps parents develop more effective strategies for dealing with children at home. Peer Leadership Program Dimock knows that youths have special needs and that sometimes it’s much easier to talk to another teen. Dimock’s Peer Leaders are an integral part of the planning, development, and delivery of services to youths. Using peer-to-peer discussions, interactive video, role-plays, and workshops they encourage discussion and awareness on a range of issues. SmartKids After School Program - ext 1463 The mission of the Smartkids After School Program is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and their families. Our directors and staff are committed to fostering social, emotional and academic development. Working unified with families, city resources and communities and educators for the prosperity of our students and their futures. Smartkids provide a quality play based educational program to meet the academic needs of children. The staff recognizes each child as a unique individual with special needs and talents. We maintain a safe comfortable environment, which encourages respect for one’s self and others. The program is full year and offers a variety of activities, which includes, but not limited to Academic Enrichment, Culture and Arts, Physical activities, a computer Lab and a Library. We accept vouchers. Tae Kwon Do The Tae Kwon Do Program teaches youngsters (4-teenagers) how martial arts including sparring, weaponry and forms can be important for good physical health and discipline. This program promotes self-esteem, responsibility, and learning, in all of which empower youths to make healthy lifestyle choices. Youth Entrepreneurship Program This program helps youth build basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics, and encourages them to think creatively, make decisions, solve problems, and always be open to learning. Using entrepreneurship as a vehicle, the program captures and brings to life, often for the first time, the imaginations and abilities of low-income young people.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
11/22/2010

Lena Park Community Development Corporation

Phone: 

617-533-8133

Website: 

www.lenaparkcdc.org

Mission: 

Lena Park's mission is to provide integrated programs and services which will strengthen families and build healthy communities for the residents of the City of Boston. Our vision is to be the premier provider of programs and services of excellence, building a stronger, healthier, more self-reliant community transforming the way families live, learn, and relate to each other and the larger community.

Location

Lena Park CDC
150 American Legion Highway
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Harbor Health Services, Inc

Phone: 

(617) 282-3200

Mission: 

Harbor Health Services, Inc. is a nonprofit, public health agency committed to providing quality, comprehensive health care in Metropolitan Boston urban neighborhoods, the South Shore and Cape Cod communities. We provide a wide network of healthcare services to meet the needs of our patients. Harbor Health owns and operates three community health centers including: Geiger Gibson Community Health Center; Neponset Health Center; and Mid Upper Cape Community Health Center. In addition, Harbor Health administers the Elder Service Plan, a program providing care to frail elders in their place of residence, the Women Infant Children Nutrition Program, the Ellen Jones Community Dental Center and the Columbia Point Infant & Toddler Day Care Program.

Location

Neponset Health Center
398 Neponset Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

Savin Hill Yoga

Phone: 

(617) 429-9597

Website: 
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

For a complete listing of class times visit our website

Mission: 

Savin Hill Yoga is dedicated to providing a well rounded yoga experience to the residents of the Savin Hill Neighborhood and Dorchester generally. We offer classes to people of all ages regardless of disability. Our main mission is to provide a stronger body and a calmer mind for any one who enters our beautiful new studio. We provide classes in Relaxation, Meditation, and Yoga exercises from an ancient tradition.
Yoga has been scientifically shown to be effective in treating a wide range of health conditions including asthma, fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic lower back pain, migraines and many others. We offer care that compliments standard medical care.

Location

Pearl Street Studios
11 Pearl Street
Dorchester, MA
United States
Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

Created: 
12/20/2010

WIC Program, Dorchester South

Phone: 

617-825-0805 (Fields Corner); 617-825-3822 (Codman Square); 617-265-4380 (Neponset);

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Codman Square Health Center

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday
9:00 AM — 7:00 PM

9:00 AM — 5:00 PM

9:00 AM — 7:00 PM

9:00 AM — 5:00 PM

9:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Codman Square Health Center

450 Washington Street

Dorchester, MA 02124

Phone: (617) 825-3822

Fax: (617) 436-4093

Dorchester House-Fields Corner

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday
9:00 AM — 7:00 PM

9:00 AM — 5:00 PM

9:00 AM — 7:00 PM

9:00 AM — 5:00 PM

9:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Dorchester House Multi–Service Center

1353 Dorchester Avenue

Dorchester, MA 02122

Phone: (617) 825-0805

Fax: (617) 825-1109

Neponset Health Center

Wednesday

Thursday

Saturday
8:30 AM — 7:00 PM

8:30 AM — 12:30 PM

9:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Neponset Health Center

398 Neponset Avenue

Dorchester, MA 02122

Phone: (617) 265-4380

Fax: (617)825-1109
Mission: 

The WIC Program improves the health status of families by providing nutrition and health education, nutritious foods and referrals to other health and human services. WIC achieves this by collaborating with community, healthcare,retail food stores, state and federal patners.

You can download a WIC program brochure here.

Location

Dorchester House Multi-Service Center
1353 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 

Massachustts WIC Program

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call for an appointment and apply.

Key Programs Offered: 

WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women and kids under age 5 healthy. To do this, WIC provides:

  • Personalized nutrition consultations
  • Checks to buy free, healthy food
  • Tips for eating well to improve health
  • Referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, child care, housing and fuel assistance, and other services that can benefit the whole family 

But that’s not all! WIC also offers breastfeeding classes, one-on-one breastfeeding support, as well as immunization screening and referrals. wiC also provides parents with opportunities to talk with other parents about nutrition and other health topics that are important to their families.

Breastfeeding Warmline: Please call us at (617) 533-2243 with your breastfeeding questions or concerns. A breastfeeding peer counselor will contact you within 24 hours.

Free Drop-In Mom's Group: The Mom group offers information and education about parenting and nutrition, breastfeeding support and the chance to connect with other moms. Every Friday 11:00 AM-12:30 PM at the WIC room, the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, 1353 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA. For more information please call the WIC office at (617) 825-0805.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
05/06/2011

Urban Asthma Coalition

Phone: 

617.451.0049

Website: 
Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

M-F: 9am-5pm

Mission: 

The Boston Urban Asthma Coalition aims to promote collaboration between organizations and residents concerned about the various factors that affect asthma such as the environment, quality of health care, access to health care, and education. This Collaboration taps into the expertise and resources of these city residents and organizations through advocacy and educational projects. In addition, it strengthens, personally and professionally, the network of people addressing the severity, morbidity, and mortality of asthma.

Location

Boston Urban Asthma Coalition
622 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition, Lead Action Collaborative, Bowdoin Street Health Center, Four Corners Action Coalition, Dorchester Housing Action Team, Project RIGHT, MassCOSH, Head Start, Boston Public Schools, Boston Public Health Commission.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Residents can join our active committees, healthy housing, healthy schools and health, to advocate for improving the city for people with asthma. Our committees meet regularly, either monthly or bi-monthly. Residents can also join our leadership development programs.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

Yes

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