Teen Health Center

What is the Cambridge Teen Health Center?
The Cambridge Teen Health Center (THC), in partnership with Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), is a school-based health clinic located in the CRLS health office. The THC is basically like a primary care clinic that happens to be housed in a high school. We provide different services than school nurses, who are responsible for the health and safety of the students during the school day. The center is staffed by a full time Nurse Practitioner, a sexual and reproductive health educator and mental health specialists – psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.

What services are available at the THC?

  • Physicals
  • Sick visits
  • Immunizations
  • Sexual and reproductive health services — counseling, birth control, STD testing and treatment
  • Mental health counseling, including substance and alcohol counseling
  • Psychiatric evaluation and treatment

Do you need insurance to access these services?
Free care is available for CRLS and Extensions students who are uninsured based on support from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. And, sexual and reproductive health education and care is free and confidential for all students. 

Appointment Information
Access is easy. Students can be seen during the school day, avoiding the need to set up an appointment offsite at their medical provider's office. We hope you will encourage your student to use this convenient and excellent health care service.

For physical health care appointments (ie. primary care and sexual health services, walk-ins are welcome, but students can also call for an appointment at 617.665.1548.

For mental health and psychiatric services, please click here.

Who are the staff at the THC?
Tania Ricot: Front desk staff, Medical Assistant
Fre Gebrehiwet: Front desk staff, Medical Assistant
Sarah Swettberg: Nurse Practitioner
Jessica Nielsen: Social Worker
Dorothy Kelleher: Psychologist
David Stewart: Psychologist, Substance Abuse
Jubin Karimi: Psychiatrist
Shakira Halloway: Sexual and Reproductive Health Counselor

Contact Us
459 Broadway

Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617.665.1548

Fax: 617.876.1302

Business Hours During School Year
Monday - Thursday | 8AM - 4PM
Friday | 8AM - 3PM

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