Whittier Street Health Center celebrated the opening of a new pharmacy located at Quincy Commons, 279 Blue Hill Ave., in Dorchester last week. Whittier’s pharmacy is part of the 340B Drug Discount Program that allows access to high quality, low cost drugs.
“Because of our access to low cost drugs, we are able to provide our patients with discounted medication and waive co-pays based on financial needs,” said Frederica M. Williams, Whittier Street Health Center’s president and CEO. “Reaching the medical needs of any patient in the most convenient way for them is the number one priority and I think that the opening of this pharmacy will be beneficial for everyone in the surrounding communities.”
Whittier Street Health Center serves nearly 30,000 clients with approximately 120,000 clinic visits and 20,000 community outreach visits annually. Its patient base includes significant numbers of individuals from Roxbury, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, the South End and Greater Boston.