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MyDorchester Connecting the Dorchester Community! http://www.mydorchester.org

MyDorchester is an initiative to build civic engagement and social capital in Boston's largest and oldest neighborhood, Dorchester. MyDorchester's mission is to strengthen our community's health by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives.

Have financial barriers forced you to put off your dream of getting a degree? Are you 25 or older? Are you ready to retu...
01/05/2024

Have financial barriers forced you to put off your dream of getting a degree? Are you 25 or older? Are you ready to return to the classroom and the path to achieving your career goals? There is now a path forward. is a new program that can help you earn a degree or certificate for free and put you one step closer to your dream career. MassReconnect, led by the Department of Higher Education in partnership with Massachusetts’ public community colleges, will make higher education more affordable and accessible. If you are 25 or older, MassReconnect will pay for all your tuition and fees and will provide you with an allowance to cover your books and supplies. All you have to do is apply to your local community college and complete the 23-24 FAFSA. Learn more: https://ow.ly/Qbu750PCSX6

Codman Square Health Center Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Residency program provides newly graduated FNPs with additio...
01/04/2024

Codman Square Health Center Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Residency program provides newly graduated FNPs with additional training and mentoring so they can specialize in delivering high-quality care in community health centers. Our next residency starts October 2024 and we're accepting applications NOW! The deadline to apply is February 5. Visit https://buff.ly/2L2fapW for more information and to apply.

MassHealth members need to renew their coverage ... and Codman Square Health Center can help! We make it easy! Call (617...
01/03/2024

MassHealth members need to renew their coverage ... and Codman Square Health Center can help! We make it easy! Call (617) 822-8271, visit codman.org, or drop by our Dorchester location to make an appointment with our Financial Services Team to renew your coverage. Act now! Stay covered!

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Stay up to date with your   vaccine to help protect against severe illness. Talk to your provider about when to get a CO...
01/02/2024

Stay up to date with your vaccine to help protect against severe illness. Talk to your provider about when to get a COVID-19 vaccine dose. Visit https://ow.ly/5Xju50QgNcE to request an appointment or find COVID-19 vaccines near you at https://ow.ly/MLN050QgNcy.

Did you know you can order free   at-home tests from the Federal Government? It's as easy as 1-2-3! 1- Visit covid.gov/t...
01/01/2024

Did you know you can order free at-home tests from the Federal Government? It's as easy as 1-2-3! 1- Visit covid.gov/tests 2- Click on: Order Free At-Home Tests. 3- Add your information, then click: Check Out Now. You're done! Note: Before throwing out "expired" tests, visit covid.gov/tests to check if the expiration dates have been extended.

Season's Greetings from Codman Square Health Center! Please make note of our holiday hours and closures: We will be clos...
01/01/2024

Season's Greetings from Codman Square Health Center! Please make note of our holiday hours and closures: We will be closed Dec. 31-Jan. 1. We'll be open regular hours on Dec. 30 & Jan. 2. Have a happy and safe New Year.

During the 2017-2021 December months, there were more than 4,500 people were killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes....
12/28/2023

During the 2017-2021 December months, there were more than 4,500 people were killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes. If you’ve been drinking, don’t get behind the wheel. If you struggle with substance use, Codman Square Health Center can help. Learn more at https://ow.ly/ixT250PIOeI

Everyone 6+ months should stay up to date with their   vaccine to help protect against severe illness. Talk to your prov...
12/26/2023

Everyone 6+ months should stay up to date with their vaccine to help protect against severe illness. Talk to your provider about when you need to get a COVID vaccine dose. Visit https://ow.ly/Qmmp50PSnQQ to request an appointment.

Getting together with friends over the winter holidays? Don't invite COVID to the party. Order your free COVID tests tod...
12/25/2023

Getting together with friends over the winter holidays? Don't invite COVID to the party. Order your free COVID tests today. Even if you have already ordered your tests this fall, you can get more! Every home in the U.S. became eligible to order an additional 4 free at-⁠home tests beginning November 20. If you did not order tests this fall, place two orders for a total of 8 tests. You don’t have to pay for anything – not even shipping. https://COVIDTests.gov/

Season's Greetings from Codman Square Health Center! Please make note of our holiday hours and closures: We will be clos...
12/22/2023

Season's Greetings from Codman Square Health Center! Please make note of our holiday hours and closures: We will be closed on Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1. We'll be open regular hours on Dec. 23 & 26 and Dec. 30 & Jan. 2. Have a happy and safe Holiday Season.

Don’t spend your holiday behind bars. If you’ve been drinking, call a sober friend, ride share, or taxi to get you home ...
12/21/2023

Don’t spend your holiday behind bars. If you’ve been drinking, call a sober friend, ride share, or taxi to get you home safely. If you struggle with substance use, Codman Square Health Center can help. Learn more at https://ow.ly/ixT250PIOeI

Older adults & people w/ weakened immune systems are more likely to get very sick from  . Talk to your provider about wh...
12/19/2023

Older adults & people w/ weakened immune systems are more likely to get very sick from . Talk to your provider about when to get a vaccine dose. Visit https://ow.ly/Qmmp50PSnQQ for an appt or find vaccines at http://vaccines.gov.

Dogs don’t think deeply about preventative health – but you should. Especially with the holiday season right around the ...
12/18/2023

Dogs don’t think deeply about preventative health – but you should. Especially with the holiday season right around the corner. You can take steps to keep from ruining your holidays with COVID home tests. Every home in the U.S. became eligible to order an additional 4 free at-⁠home tests beginning November 20. If you did not order tests this fall, place two orders for a total of 8 tests. And the cost to you is nothing. Zero. Nada. Zip. Just click the link below. And, your friends and family can get free tests, too. Just send them the link. Sign up right now while the link is here in front of you. You won’t pay for the tests or shipping. Visit https://COVIDTests.gov/ or call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).

Get educated. Know your status. Stay healthy. Did you know STDs and STIs are on the rise among teens in Greater Boston? ...
12/14/2023

Get educated. Know your status. Stay healthy. Did you know STDs and STIs are on the rise among teens in Greater Boston? Codman Square Health Center offers quick and easy testing, treatment, and prevention services for those at risk for STIs. If you're sexually active, get tested! Visit codman.org/xclinic or call (617) 822-8350. South Shore residents can call our Randolph location at (781) 807-1771, opening soon inside Randolph High School.

Join Codman Square Health Center and the Boston Public Health Commission for a community meeting on the Health of Boston...
12/14/2023

Join Codman Square Health Center and the Boston Public Health Commission for a community meeting on the Health of Boston. Dr. Bisola Ojikutu, Executive Director of BPHC, will lead a panel of providers and community leaders to discuss the current health status of Dorchester and connect community members to resources. Join us at 5:30 pm on Dec. 14 for dinner in the Great Hall, then stay for the discussion. Register at https://ow.ly/Nf9B50QiiyF

Stay up to date with your   vaccine to help protect against severe illness. Talk to your provider about when to get a CO...
12/12/2023

Stay up to date with your vaccine to help protect against severe illness. Talk to your provider about when to get a COVID-19 vaccine dose. Visit https://ow.ly/Qmmp50PSnQQ to request an appointment or find COVID-19 vaccines near you at vaccines.gov.

Join Codman Square Health Center and the Boston Public Health Commission for a community meeting on the Health of Boston...
12/11/2023

Join Codman Square Health Center and the Boston Public Health Commission for a community meeting on the Health of Boston. Dr. Bisola Ojikutu, Executive Director of BPHC, will lead a panel of providers and community leaders to discuss the current health status of Dorchester and connect community members to resources. Join us at 5:30 pm on Dec. 14 for dinner in the Great Hall, then stay for the discussion. Register at https://ow.ly/8oa950QemkT

Have you ordered your free at-home COVID-19 tests? No, they won’t arrive in a giftwrapped box, but they will be an impor...
12/11/2023

Have you ordered your free at-home COVID-19 tests? No, they won’t arrive in a giftwrapped box, but they will be an important addition to your holiday plans. Keep away from your holiday activities, get at-home COVID tests delivered to you for no cost, not even shipping. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order an additional 4 free at-⁠home tests beginning November 20. If you did not order tests this fall, place two orders for a total of 8 tests. Order your free at-home COVID tests right now (and forward this link to all your friends and family members so they can get their free tests): https://COVIDTests.gov/

This Human Rights Day celebrates 75 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We know human rights are the ...
12/09/2023

This Human Rights Day celebrates 75 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We know human rights are the catalyst to progress because they have already shown their potential: Improvements in the rights of women, children and young people, of indigenous people to guard and maintain their land and culture -- these efforts were anchored in human rights. Let’s act in our daily lives to uphold our rights and rights of others and work together for a more sustainable, just, and prosperous world for this generation and those yet to come. Learn more: https://ow.ly/11rT50Qfzp0

Flu can be wild, but there’s still time to protect yourself from   and its worst symptoms. Flu activity can continue int...
12/08/2023

Flu can be wild, but there’s still time to protect yourself from and its worst symptoms. Flu activity can continue into spring, so talk to your provider or visit codman.org to request an appointment. Learn more: https://bit.ly/47iJSjw

At Codman Square Health Center, you can get complete care for your child all in one place. Did you know Codman offers co...
12/08/2023

At Codman Square Health Center, you can get complete care for your child all in one place. Did you know Codman offers comprehensive dental care for the whole family -- including children, teenagers, and young adults? Is your child due for a dental check-up and a well-child visit? You can schedule them on the same day! Call (617) 822-8271 or visit https://buff.ly/2QIas03 to request an appointment.

In December 2021, almost half of drivers involved in fatal crashes between midnight and 3 am were drunk, likely when it’...
12/07/2023

In December 2021, almost half of drivers involved in fatal crashes between midnight and 3 am were drunk, likely when it’s closing time at the bars. Please, never get behind the wheel after drinking. Call a sober friend, ride share, or taxi to get home safely. Is Drunk Driving. If you struggle with substance use, Codman Square Health Center can help. Learn more at https://ow.ly/ixT250PIOeI

This National Influenza Vaccination Week, there’s still time to get vaccinated against flu’s wildest symptoms. Getting a...
12/05/2023

This National Influenza Vaccination Week, there’s still time to get vaccinated against flu’s wildest symptoms. Getting a flu vaccine each year is the best way to help prevent potentially serious flu illness from roaring through your community. Talk to your health care provider or visit codman.org to request an appointment. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3R1id0N

Visiting family for the winter holidays? Order free COVID-19 tests today. If you think you may be sick, be sure you test...
12/04/2023

Visiting family for the winter holidays? Order free COVID-19 tests today. If you think you may be sick, be sure you test before you gather with loved ones. It’s the smart thing to do and can help ensure that your memories feature smiles, hugs, and great food – not COVID. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home tests starting today! If you did not order tests this fall, place two orders for a total of 8 tests. To order your tests, visit COVIDTests.gov. Order now while the link is in front of you. You can place your order online or over the phone, and help is available in 150+ languages. Visit https://COVIDTests.gov/ or call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).

Join Codman Square Health Center and the Boston Public Health Commission for a community meeting on the Health of Boston...
12/04/2023

Join Codman Square Health Center and the Boston Public Health Commission for a community meeting on the Health of Boston. Dr. Bisola Ojikutu, Executive Director of BPHC, will lead a panel of providers and community leaders to discuss the current health status of Dorchester and connect community members to resources. Join us at 5:30 pm on Dec. 14 for dinner in the Great Hall, then stay for the discussion. Register at https://ow.ly/u6Ox50QemqA

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