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CHA Central Street Care Center

26 Central Street
Somerville, MA 02143

617-665-3220

Welcome to our Care Center!

Central Street is home to our CHA Union Square Family Health Primary Care Center and our award-winning Department of Psychiatry.

Primary Care

Visit our Union Square Family Health page. Our Family Medicine team offers award-winning primary care for all ages.

Mental Health & Psychiatry

We help with nearly every mental health need such as anger problems, anxiety, depression, drug problems, fears, mood disorders, personality disorders, relationship issues, and stress.

Visit our Mental Health & Addictions page for more details on available programs and services.

Please note:

Priority for outpatient mental health services is given to people that live in the CHA Service area: Cambridge, Somerville, Malden, Everett, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop, Mass and to CHA primary care patients. If you do not fall into these categories you may not be able to get an appointment.

Information

  • Hours and Telephone Numbers
    CHA Mental Health Services

    By appointment only. Please call to schedule.

      

    Outpatient Services for Adults
    Phone:
    617-665-3220 (existing patients)
    Phone: 617-591-6033 (new patients)
    Fax: 617-591-6029

    Outpatient Services for Children
    Phone:
    617-665-3458 (new patients)

    Outpatient Addictions
    Phone:
    617-591-6051
    Fax: 617-591-6054
    CHA Union Square Family Health

    M - F: 8 am - 5 pm (Telehealth, in-person visits, lab)

      

    Phone: 617-665-3370
    Fax: 617-625-1288

    To become a new patient:

    Please call 617-665-1305 or visit our Get Appointment page.

  • Parking

    There is a free lot across the street from the building.

  • Public Transportation

    Bus: 83, 87

    Train: Red line, Davis Square. Then take bus.

  • Shuttle Service

    Please click here to view our shuttle schedule between Cambridge Hospital, Somerville Campus and Central Street Health Center.

  • Using eCheck-in Before Your Visit

    If you have a MyCHArt account, you can now use eCheck-in to review and update your information before you come for an in-person visit.

    Your visit will be safer, and you can save time at the registration window when you arrive!

    eCheck-in User Guide: English, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Spanish

COVID-19 alerts for in-person visits

  • You Will be Screened for Illness

    Everyone will be screened for illness before entering CHA buildings.

    You will be asked questions about COVID symptoms (fever or chills, shortness of breath, cough, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.)

    If you are feeling sick, or have been near someone who you know has COVID-19, please call us before your visit. Your care team may give you advice over the phone or ask you to be seen at a different location.

  • You Will Need to Clean Your Hands

    Keeping your hands clean is one way to stop the spread of illness.

    You will be asked to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer when you enter any CHA building.

  • Everybody Must Wear a Mask

    Please wear a mask or face covering when you come for your in-person visit.

    Don't worry, we'll be wearing them too!

    Please do not wear a mask with valves or vents. These protect you but don't protect others.

  • Remember to Maintain Social Distance

    We have new standards to help people keep a safe distance.

      1. We are asking everyone to stay 6 feet apart. Some of our sites have markings on the floor to show this
      2. All our waiting rooms have new seating arrangements
      3. We are only letting a small number of people into our clinics at any one time

      Thank you for helping protect everyone's safety!

    1. Who Can Come to Your Visit?

      Please come to your visit alone, if you are able.

      Visitors are permitted only in special circumstances, when necessary for patient well-being:

      1. For children, one parent or caregiver is allowed for most visits.
      2. For adults, one caretaker can come to the visit, if needed.

      Please tell your team if you, or someone you care for, has intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities or other caregiving needs.

    Questions - How Do I ...

    • Get an interpreter?

      If you prefer to speak another language during your visit: 

      Please tell your care team before your next visit. Our interpreter services team can help.

      Please note, there is no charge for this service. 

    • Get a health screening or check-up?

      Your primary care team knows when you are due for routine care, like tests, immunizations and health screenings.

      Just ask them what you need and when. 

      Learn more about routine health screenings. 

    • Ask a question or give feedback?

      We want to hear from you!

      If you have non-urgent health questions, please sent us a note in MyCHArt.

      For other questions or feedback, just use our online form.

    • Pay my bill?

      You can now pay your bill online.

      We accept most health insurance. But if you have any questions about what services are covered, please call your insurance company directly.

      If you have a question about your bill, please call our Customer Service Billing Department at 617-665-3200

    • Find health insurance?

      If you need health insurance, we can help.

      Just call the CHA Financial Assistance team at 617-665-1100. Or, visit our web page for more information.

    • Sign up for MyCHArt?

      MyCHArt is a secure system that lets you see and manage your health care from a computer or smart phone. MyCHArt lets you ask questions, request appointments, refill medications and review lab results.

      Need a MyChart account?

      Just visit the CHA MyCHArt page to sign up today.

    • Get refills?

      For the best service, just call your pharmacy to get your prescription refilled.

      Please don’t wait until you have used all your medication before calling. However, if you have run out of your medication, tell the pharmacist. They may be able to give you some medication until your refill has been approved.

    • Get a referral?

      Please talk to your care team. They can help you find the right doctor and service for your medical needs. We hope you see a doctor in our network. This will let us share medical information and support your care.

      Learn more about referrals.

    • Get help when I feel sick?

      Please call us and let us know how you feel.

      Our nurses and doctors are always able to answer questions on the phone, even when the office is closed.

      If you have an urgent medical need (not an emergency)

      Please visit CHA Somerville Campus Urgent Care at 33 Tower Street, Somerville.

      Urgent Care is open every day 9 AM - 9 PM.

      If you are having a health emergency, don't wait. 

      Call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.

      You can find 24 hour emergency care with short wait times at CHA Cambridge Hospital and CHA Everett Hospital. When you go to a CHA emergency room, your CHA doctor will be notified about your health needs and can help coordinate your care.

    • Make an appointment?

      If you already come to CHA for care:

      Just call your clinic or provider directly. You can also contact us in MyCHArt.

      We can help you make, change or cancel your appointment.

      If want to become a new patient:

      For Primary Care, you can call our Doctor Finder Service at 617-665-1305.

      For other services, please see our Get an Appointment page. 

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