Behavioral Health & Social Services

Mental health is an integral part of your total health and wellness.

At the South Boston Community Health Center, our patients benefit from having a Behavioral Health Team on site. Our highly qualified staff work side-by-side with your primary care providers to set up supportive services, from food and housing resources to intensive therapy services. The BH and Social Services department offers a range of services to the community, including:

  • Individual and Group therapy for adults, adolescents, children and families
  • Adult and Pediatric psychopharmacological evaluation and medication management
  • Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder evaluation and referral
  • Crisis intervention
  • Treatment and support for common diagnoses, including but not limited to:
    • Chronic pain
    • Grief and loss
    • Substance Use Disorder
    • Stress and anger
    • Trauma
    • Anxiety and depression
    • PTSD
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • ADHD
    • Schizophrenia

This department also offers prenatal education, domestic violence safety planning, and referrals to community resources.  As a teaching program, we currently have several PhD and Masters level interns who work within our primary care setting to provide our patients with information on other community, city and national programs, as well.

Patients must have a PCP at South Boston Community Health Center to access our behavioral health services. This means, you must have a SBCHC provider listed with your insurance. To find out who your insurance has as your PCP (or to switch your PCP), just call your insurance plan on the customer service number found on the back of your insurance card. To learn more about how to switch your PCP to South Boston Community Health Center, call and speak to our Financial Counseling department at 617-269-7500.


Phone | 617-269-7500

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What You're Saying

“I feel that it is a well-oiled machine, with Dr. Brout at South Boston. I just can't say enough good things! They know why I am there without a computer, since everybody knows what is going on with me, all staff. Everybody is on the same page, for a level of healthcare I had never experienced.”
Family Medicine/Dr Brout
Family Medicine Patient 2022
“I like the doctors my son has. They listen, are very understanding, and seem like they care. I just like how they are with my son.”
BH Parent
Parent of Behavioral Health Patient 2022
“I like the attentiveness and feeling heard. I appreciate the fact that providers always make me feel involved in decisions.”
Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health Patient 2022
“I like that the service is more personalized because you know the people, and that is very important.”
Dental Patient 2022
“I liked that they were attentive and fast. They gave me the support I needed and were empathetic and organized. I went to a lot of departments, and all of the staff was this way.”
Family Medicine
Family Medicine Patient 2022
“The staff in the lab, Verinta or "V," is amazing. My son was literally giddy with delight at her joking and playfulness. He was actually so happy with her, he didn't react to the blood draw, but then cried outside a tiny bit with a delayed reaction like "hey, wait, that hurt." She is an absolutely phenomenal addition to the phlebotomy team! Overall, a great experience.”
May 2019
Parent of a Pediatric Patient
“Dr. Kane always asks me if I understand everything and whether or not I need further clarification... I really appreciate him explaining everything so in depth.”
Eye Care Patient 2018
“There’s an emphasis on education here. Dr. Chiakpo and Marianna (a nurse in training) provided a lot of background concerning my issue and even brought in diagrams, which I greatly appreciated, since I’m a visual learner. They both gave me space to ask questions on everything. I really appreciated the time they spent with me.”
Family Medicine Patient 2018
“I truly enjoyed the sweetness of Dr. Biffi. She was very detailed in her explanations, and thoroughly checked and re-checked everything. She really impressed me.The assistant was also very good, dedicated, and professional.”
Eye Care Patient 2018
“My ride was late, but Dr. Green waited an hour for me. When I got there, she took me right in, so that was very nice. She gave me a prescription; she actually brought the prescription all the way outside to give it to me, since I had forgotten it. She is excellent! Everyone is very nice and very understanding. I really liked the center; everyone was very cordial to me.””
Adult Medicine Patient 2018