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Prevention Programs

To learn more about Harbor Health’s prevention programs, call (617) 533-2228!

Harbor Health offers health education and community health programs, including free walk-in HIV rapid testing clinics.

Health Education

Health Education Resources in Response to COVID-19

Our prevention team has created at-home family guides for some topics in the Botvin LifeSkills curriculum. These guides will help you have conversations around difficult emotions and topics.

We developed the guides based on the Botvin LifeSkills Middle School Level 1 curriculum.  Level 1 is geared towards 6th -7th grade students.  However, many of the conversations and activities could be appropriate for all ages.

Click the links below for the guides – and check back for updates!

Coping with Anxiety Family Guide

Coping with Anger Family Guide

Talking about Advertising Family Guide

Violence and the Media Family Guide

Self Image and Self Improvement Family Guide

Have you tried one of our guides? Give us some feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FR5F5RY

Additional Resources:

(Mass.Gov) Coping with Stress And Fear From Covid-19

Talking to children about COVID-19

Support Resources 

About Our Health Education Programs

We offer a variety of health education programs to community partners.

Our community partners include:

  • Public schools
  • After-school programs
  • Youth services programs
  • Colleges and universities

Health education topics:

  • Healthy cooking and nutrition
  • Comprehensive sexual health
  • Substance misuse prevention (Botvin LifeSkills)
  • Violence prevention
  • Consent

Community Health Services

Our prevention team also supports community partners and health events.  Our team provides health education, as well as HIV rapid testing.   Past community partners include recovery services programs, re-entry programs, and veterans organizations.

To talk to the team about coming to your organization or event, please call 617-533-2228.

HIV Prevention – Free HIV Rapid Testing Clinics

ATTENTION: The rapid walk-in testing clinic has a new format in response to COVID-19.  To keep you and our staff safe, we ask you to please reserve a spot at an upcoming clinic using a first name or alias. Click the button below to reserve a spot or call (617) 533-2228.

HIV Rapid Testing Clinics

If you need immediate help with a rapid HIV Test, please call our prevention services team at (617) 533-2228 and we will try to help you.  We return voicemail messages within one business day.

What is HIV Rapid Testing?

Harbor Health offers fast, free, and confidential HIV testing. We offer a finger stick or oral testing option.

The HIV rapid test is just a finger stick. There are no blood draws or waiting for lab results.  You get results in 20 minutes or less.  No check in or insurance is required.

For the oral test, please do not eat or drink anything 30 minutes prior to your testing appointment.

It’s confidential and you do not need to be a patient of Harbor Health to get tested.

Testing is done by trained members of our prevention team. We’re caring, supportive, and judgement free!  We can answer your questions and can also connect you to sexual health and reproductive services, PrEP/PEP, and HIV care if needed.

Free condoms and other safer sex supplies are also offered during the clinics.

Free HIV Walk-In Rapid Testing Clinics – Location and Schedule

Daniel Driscoll – Neponset Health Center

Visit hhsi.us/GetTested for all upcoming testing dates.

Geiger Gibson Community Health Center

Visit hhsi.us/GetTested for all upcoming testing dates.

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