Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC)

Filed Under: Emergency Assistance, Families, Women, Shelters, Physical and Mental Health, Substance Use
1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor
Boston, ma 02118
Phone: 617-534-5395
Fax: 617-534-5358

The Boston Public Health Commission, the country’s oldest health department, is an independent public agency providing a wide range of health services and programs.

The Commission’s more than 40 programs are grouped into six bureaus: Child, Adolescent & Family Health; Community Health Initiatives; Homeless Services; Infectious Disease; Recovery Services; and Emergency Medical Services.

Programs & Services:


Service hours

The Help Desk hours are from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday

Requirements & Restrictions

Varies by Program



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Last updated November 24, 2021


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