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School-Based Health Centers at Boston Public Health Commission

The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) School Based Health Center staff will offer free phone visits (also called “telehealth” or “virtual visits”) to BPS students needing confidential health care during the school closure.  Students can now request to speak with a medical provider for a free and confidential phone consultation. 

Confidential health care includes questions about:

For now, this provider will be Julia Arnett who is the nurse practitioner (NP) at the Madison Park Health Center. Additionally, Julia can provide guidance and referrals if students have any questions/concerns about their health.

Here’s how it will work:

TO REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

By text: A student can send a text to (857) 324-0957 and will be connected to staff administrator, Denise Chandler. They should include the following: name, school and best phone number to be reached at. 

By phone: If calling instead, a student should leave a message at (857) 324-0957 with their name (including spelling), school and best number to return the call. 

By email: An email can also be sent to: sbhchealth@gmail.com.  Please include only a name and best way to get back in touch (DO NOT INCLUDE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION about why you need assistance).

Please note: If a student is already a patient of a BPHC School Based Health Center, this information is all that will be needed. If a student is not already a BPHC Health Center patient, some basic information will need to be provided to register as a patient.

 “ATTEND” THE VISIT

Once the medical provider is available, they will contact the student and set up a time to talk by phone. 

Based on the needs, the medical provider will collect information and create a plan to address the concern. 

School-Based Health Centers at Boston Public Health Commission

The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) School Based Health Center staff will offer free phone visits (also called “telehealth” or “virtual visits”) to BPS students needing confidential health care during the school closure.  Students can now request to speak with a medical provider for a free and confidential phone consultation. 

Confidential health care includes questions about:

  • Birth control
  • STI/HIV testing
  • Pregnancy testing

For now, this provider will be Julia Arnett who is the nurse practitioner (NP) at the Madison Park Health Center. Additionally, Julia can provide guidance and referrals if students have any questions/concerns about their health.

Here’s how it will work:

TO REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

By text: A student can send a text to (857) 324-0957 and will be connected to staff administrator, Denise Chandler. They should include the following: name, school and best phone number to be reached at. 

By phone: If calling instead, a student should leave a message at (857) 324-0957 with their name (including spelling), school and best number to return the call. 

By email: An email can also be sent to: sbhchealth@gmail.com.  Please include only a name and best way to get back in touch (DO NOT INCLUDE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION about why you need assistance).

Please note: If a student is already a patient of a BPHC School Based Health Center, this information is all that will be needed. If a student is not already a BPHC Health Center patient, some basic information will need to be provided to register as a patient.

 “ATTEND” THE VISIT

Once the medical provider is available, they will contact the student and set up a time to talk by phone. 

Based on the needs, the medical provider will collect information and create a plan to address the concern. 

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