The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) School Based Health Center staff will offer free phone visits (also called “telehealth” or “virtual visits”) to BPS high school 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
- Questions about your relationship
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: Students can send a text to (617) 549-5468 and will be connected to staff administrator, Marita McPhail. The text message should include the student’s name, school, and phone number.
By phone: Students can call (617) 549-5468 and leave a voicemail with their name (including spelling), school, and phone number.
By email: An email can also be sent to: [email protected]. Please include the name, school, and phone number (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.
If requesting condoms, the Boston Public Health Commission can either offer curbside pickup, send by mail, or let you know where to pick condoms up.
Call or Text: 857-324-0957