Let’s Talk: COVID-19 and Accessing Resources (Boston)

Published on April 10th, 2020

Social distancing guidelines have meant that many health centers have had to reduce services or shift to virtual services for the time being. Because sometimes you may need the support of a medical provider, below you will find a list of adolescent-serving clinics that are still providing in-person or virtual services to young people during this time. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911.

It is also critical that you know what you can expect when you seek out care. Each region has different laws about what minors (young people under 18) can access without their parents’ or guardians’ knowledge/permission. To know what the Minors’ Rights are in Boston, click here.

Boston

  • General Health:
    • Y2 Connect (Boston Public Schools)
      • Boston Public Schools’ Y2 Connect includes a comprehensive list of health centers (virtual and in-person) that are open during COVID-19
    • Teen Clinic at South Boston Community Health Center
      • Care during COVID: Confidential services for youth ages 13-19 for free or at low cost. Call for an appointment or come during drop in hours. Telehealth will be used when possible.
      • Address: 409 West Broadway, South Boston, MA 2nd floor, Medical Specialties department
      • Phone number: 617-269-7500
      • Hours: Walk in service Mondays from 5pm-7pm. Call for appointments at other times.
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health:
    • Planned Parenthood: Greater Boston Health Center
      • Care during COVID: Not accepting walk-ins for the time being. For essential in-person appointments please call 800-258-4448. For telehealth appointments, book online.
      • Address: 1055 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA (call for appointment)
      • Phone number: 800-258-4448
      • Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday:  7:30am – 4:00pm

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