(Image courtesy Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center)
Patients of the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center will now be able to move more easily between the Blue Hill Avenue-based center and Carney Hospital thanks to a new shuttle service.
"This shuttle service could be the difference between a patient learning about a developing condition now or later," said Charley Murphy, president and CEO of the health center, in a statement. "Having the shuttle bus available to our patients will allow for immediate follow-up care as well as additional tests and screening if needed."
The free shuttle, which was unveiled this week, transports patients that require referrals outside of the center to its partner Carney Hospital on Dorchester Avenue.
Additionally, the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center recently expanded its mental health services.
Founded in 1969 as an offshoot of the Boston Department of Health and Hospitals, the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center became its own independent nonprofit in 1976.