No matter how you identify or what issues you’re facing.

You’ll get the care you need here.


At The Borum, We Offer Quality, Open Care.

For young adults ages 12–29 who need a health center that really gets them.


Seasonal Influenza Vaccinations


Safe, Non-Judgmental Care

No one is turned away – we’ll do whatever it takes to help you.


The Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center, affectionately known as the Borum, is a program of Fenway Health that provides safe, non-judgmental care for young people ages 12–29 who may not feel comfortable going anywhere else. No one is turned away – we’ll do whatever it takes to help you.

The Borum is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and with Boston Children’s Hospital. It is licensed as a health center, mental health clinic, and substance abuse center by the Department of Public Health.

PLEASE NOTE: The Borum has a large supply of winter clothing available for people ages 12-19. Those interested in picking up clothing can stop by all winter from 2:00-4:00 Monday through Friday.

Are You a Young Person Who:

  • might be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning?

  • is living on the streets?

  • is HIV-positive?

  • is a young woman?

  • is uninsured?

  • is gang-involved?

Call 617.457.8140 to schedule an appointment or apply for health care coverage. Borum patients can call us before and after hours and on weekends with any clinical concerns, but please call 911 if you have a health care emergency.

Who was Sidney Borum, Jr.?

Sidney W. Borum, Jr. was an African-American HIV/AIDS activist and educator who worked with adolescents and other young people at risk for HIV transmission. He advocated for widespread condom distribution to help prevent HIV infections and worked to establish programs to provide medical care for uninsured people living with HIV. During the height of the epidemic, Borum helped to found the Boston Living Center and Positive Directions and then worked for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s HIV/AIDS Bureau. He died of AIDS in 1992; the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center is named in his memory.

Getting to the Borum

The Borum is located at 75 Kneeland Street in Boston. If you are traveling to the Borum on the MBTA, the nearest subway stations are South Station on the Red Line, Chinatown on the Orange Line, and Boylston on the Green Line.

If you are traveling to the Borum on your bike, please look for public bike racks or on street bike posts where you can park and lock your bike. Bicycles are not allowed inside any Fenway Health location.

Online Community Policy

Please remember that the email address, @TheBorum Twitter account, and Facebook are not secure means of communication. Feel free to send feedback or questions to these accounts; but do not send confidential medical or billing information.

To discuss your care, please use, call and ask to speak to the appropriate staff member, or make an appointment with your provider.

Also, please note that following a user, being followed by a user, or sharing another user’s content does not represent an endorsement by the Borum or Fenway Health. And as always, discuss information your read online with your provider before making any medical or mental health decisions.

Questions and Appointments


Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center

75 Kneeland Street
Boston, MA 02111

Primary Medical Care

  • Monday – Thursday:  9:00 am – 7:00 pm

    (Same-day medical appointments available)

  • Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    (Same-day medical appointments available)

Behavioral Health

  • Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    (Walk-ins on Fridays from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm)

Patients can use to request prescription refills and referrals online, and communicate over email with some Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center providers. Get help creating a MyBorum account here.