Bowdoin Street Health Center Clinical Services
Our multicultural and multilingual clinicians provide a full range of services to meet the needs of our community.
Bowdoin Street Health Center provides comprehensive case management to at risk youth referred by primary care providers. Adolescent case management services include counseling to youth and their families, we assist youth with access to community resources and communicate with community organizations, schools, courts and other services as needed.
Physicians at Bowdoin Street Health Center provide comprehensive primary-care services, including:
- routine check-ups and physicals
- visits when sick
- women's health
- diabetes care management
- heart disease management
Our family practice providers see patients of every age. We'll take care of your entire family.
visits when sick
health prevention and education
Family planning services are offered for the following:
- Birth control method counseling
- Teen counseling
- Plan B
- Pregnancy testing
Family planning counseling is offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last appointment at 4:00 p.m.), Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last appointment at 5:00 p.m.). For more information on Family Planning services, please call (617) 754-0065.
Bowdoin Street Health Center offers two types of HIV testing; Serology which takes two weeks and Rapid Testing in which you receive the results the same day. HIV counseling services are available in addition to the testing Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last appointment at 4:00 p.m.), Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last appointment at 5:00 p.m.). For more information on HIV services, please call (617) 754-0065.
Geriatricians at Bowdoin Street Health Center are committed to providing health care for our older patient population, including social services such as emotional support, nutritional guidance and transportation. Patients can see their geriatrician at the health center or at The Kit Clark/Bowdoin Street Health Center, located at Kit Clark Senior Services at 1500 Dorchester Avenue.
In addition to health and medical services, The Kit Clark/Bowdoin Street Senior Health Center also offers a complete needs assessment and service plan for each patient to cover all of their health and social service needs.
Bowdoin Street Health Center offers a full range of specialty services for women at every stage of life, including:
- routine gynecologic care
- family planning
- breast health
Our OB/GYN services include:
- free walk-in pregnancy testing
- delivery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- prenatal services
- case management
- counseling and support
Your children can visit a pediatric provider at Bowdoin Street Health Center and have all of their regular check-ups and routine medical visits in one location. Our providers see children from infancy through adolescence. We also provide care for teens.
- routine check-ups
- visits when sick
- school/camp physicals
- care for lead poisoning
- care for pediatric asthma
- sports programming for youth ages 8-12
Bowdoin Street Health Center provides comprehensive eye care services, including routine vision examinations and the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders.
We treat patients who have decreased strength, endurance and mobility as a result of sprains, strains, sports-related injuries and chronic injuries. The goal of physical therapy is to slowly return the patient to optimal health. A large part of a physical therapist's program is directed at preventing injury and loss of movement. Some physical therapists consult with individuals and fitness clubs to develop workouts that are safe and effective, especially for people who already know that they have a problem with their joints or their backs. The physical therapy profession has kept pace with rapid advances in science and technology to provide the most effective patient treatment possible.
Bowdoin Street Health Center provides counseling services for children, adolescents, adults and families. A counselor will listen, respect your problems and maintain your privacy and help you decide what is best for you and your family. A counselor can help if you are feeling depressed or anxious, having trouble getting along with your family, experiencing problems in your relationship, are worried about your child's behavior, or if you are in a violent relationship. Our team includes a doctor, licensed social worker and family advocate.
Bowdoin Street Health Center offers WIC (Women, Infants and Children) nutrition services to participants who qualify. You may also receive a referral for an individualized consultation with our nutritionist from one of our providers. In addition, we are able to assist you with special dietary health needs by appointment.
Bowdoin Street Health Center provides routine foot care as well as diagnostic foot care services. A podiatrist is on staff to provide these services.
Bowdoin Street Health Center is committed to not just provide for an individual's health but to partner with residents to improve the health of the entire community. The health center's community health initiatives focus on issues such as community organizing and development, violence prevention, health equity and food access. Staffed by community outreach workers, they work with community residents and community-based agencies to identify common issues and develop programs to address those needs. There is a long history of the health center playing an integral role in the delivery of public health and safety programs in the Bowdoin/Geneva neighborhood. There has been extensive involvement in building partnerships and coalitions and working with residents, businesses, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, social service agencies and public agencies in these efforts.