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Greater Boston Health Center

Greater Boston Health Center - Boston, MA

1055 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

P: 800.258.4448 | F: 617.616.1617

Operated by: Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

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Get Directions From:

How to Find Us
Click above to "View Map & Directions" or call 1-800-258-4448. You can take the MBTA Green B Line or 57 bus to the Babcock Street stop. Look for the bright blue Planned Parenthood banners outside of our building, next to Star Market. If you are driving, metered street parking is available; please bring quarters - each quarter is worth 12 minutes on the meter.

What to Expect
When you enter the building, please see the security guard at the right. To pick up birth control or emergency contraception, please go to the sales window directly in front of you (no need to see the guard). At times there may be protesters outside of the health center. We suggest you avoid interaction with them.


Services Offered


Insurance Plans Accepted

If you don't have insurance, you may be able to get covered under Obamacare. With or without insurance, you can always come to us for your health care.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • BMC HealthNet
  • Celticare
  • Cigna
  • Commonwealth Care plans
  • Fallon
  • Harvard-Pilgrim
  • Health New England
  • MassHealth
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health Plan
  • Tufts
  • Unicare
  • United

Hours of Operation

  Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Open 8:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am --
Close 7:15pm 7:15pm 4:15pm 7:15pm 7:15pm 3:45pm --

Note: **In the case of bad weather, please call your health center prior to your appointment for information about closings.**

Please note the following schedule changes:
The Boston health center will closed:
After 3 PM, Tuesday April 8, 2014

We welcome walk-in patients based on availability. We suggest you call ahead. You may find it more convenient to schedule an appointment.

Just want to talk?
Our Sexual Health Counseling and Referral Hotline is here for you. Call 1-877-686-5772 option 3. All calls to our hotline are:

  • Confidential
  • Anonymous
  • 100% free of charge

Languages

English; Spanish; interpretation available for other languages;

Health Center Services and Information

Holidays

Our health center is closed for the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Appointment Information

Birth control refill pick ups are available any time we are open.

Planned Parenthood is proud to offer same day prescription refills. If you have an existing prescription with us, you can request to refill your birth control online before noon, and your prescription will be available for pick up after 2pm on the SAME DAY. Please call ahead to verify pick-up hours.

Please note that if you are using health insurance to cover the cost of your prescription, you can only receive one refill at a time.

At this health center you can come in for appointments that do not require a medical exam. For example, birth control consultation and supplies; emergency contraception (morning after pill); pregnancy testing; STD testing; testing and treatment for urinary tract infections.

We do not provide childcare services. We request that you please make childcare arrangements.

Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to wait unsupervised in the waiting area.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to check in and complete paperwork.

How to Find Us
Click above to "View Map & Directions" or call 1-800-258-4448. You can take the MBTA Green B Line or 57 bus to the Babcock Street stop. Look for the bright blue Planned Parenthood banners outside of our building, next to Star Market. If you are driving, metered street parking is available; please bring quarters - each quarter is worth 12 minutes on the meter.

What to Expect
When you enter the building, please see the security guard at the right. To pick up birth control or emergency contraception, please go to the sales window directly in front of you (no need to see the guard). At times there may be protesters outside of the health center. We suggest you avoid interaction with them.

Specialty Services

Pills by Mail is available at this health center - a service that delivers birth control pills to your home each month. Patients with a current prescription for some of the birth control pills that we offer at our health center can order Pills by Mail.

Other Health Center Information

The ABC Plan is available at this health center. It's an easy and affordable way to get your birth control pills at a discounted rate, mailed directly to you for an entire year - before you run out. Patients with a current prescription for birth control pills that we offer at our health center can sign up for the ABC Plan.

Payment Information

If you are uninsured, you may qualify for a state-funded program or a lower fee scale. Please bring the following documents:

  • pay stub
  • photo ID
  • proof of residence

Fees for services are based on your household income.

Please bring proof of income when you arrive for your visit.

We accept the following forms of payment:

  • cash
  • checks
  • major credit/debit cards
  • money orders
  • Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, BMC HealthNet, Commonwealth Care plans, Cigna, Fallon, Harvard Pilgrim, Health New England, Massachusetts Medicaid/MassHealth, Neighborhood Health Plan, Network Health, Tufts, United Healthcare. Please call us if your insurance provider is not listed. Coverage for services may vary by plan, so please contact your insurance provider for specific coverage information.

Payment is expected at time of service.

USING A CHECK
Please note that PPLM does not accept checks as payment for abortion services.

USING A CREDIT CARD
If you plan to pay for your visit with a credit card that is not your own, you must bring a letter from the cardholder with you. Please download and complete this form and bring it to your appointment.

USING YOUR INSURANCE
Coverage for services may vary by insurance plan and provider, so please contact your insurance provider for specific coverage information. While PPLM pre-verifies benefits for some appointments, the ultimate responsibility for payment relies on you.

DON'T HAVE INSURANCE?
Commonwealth Care and MassHealth are free or low-cost health insurance plans available to Massachusetts residents. To enroll, contact Commonwealth Care at 1-800-623-6765.

Insurance Information

Please see the provided list of insurance plans to find out which ones include Planned Parenthood as an in-network provider.

Most health insurance plans now cover prescription birth control, annual wellness exams, and HIV and STI screenings with no copay, and many other services with some copay required. You should contact your health insurance company directly to confirm that the services you are interested in are covered, and what, if any, out-of-pocket costs you are required to pay.

Please be sure to bring your insurance card to your visit.

If you do not have health insurance, visit PlannedParenthoodHealthInsuranceFacts.org to find out how to get more affordable coverage and what to consider when choosing a plan.


Donations are welcome at the time of your visit to help support our mission and continue the important work we do.

All information presented, including pricing and/or insurance information, is subject to change at any time. This information is presented for informational purposes only and is not intended to and does not constitute medical or legal advice. For further information, please refer to our Terms of Use.

©2014 Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

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Donations are welcome at the time of your visit to help support our mission and continue the important work we do.

All information presented, including pricing and/or insurance information, is subject to change at any time. This information is presented for informational purposes only and is not intended to and does not constitute medical or legal advice. For further information, please refer to our Terms of Use.

Our health center supports and welcomes clients regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or biological sex, including but not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex clients. All services are provided in a respectful and professional manner.

©2014 Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

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