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As of Monday, November 11, the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center is open in its new space at 142 Berkeley Street, the home of Fenway Health’s South End location. Read more here.

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 Lahey Health and with Boston Children’s Hospital. It is licensed as a health center and mental health clinic by the Department of Public Health.

If you are younger than 12 or older than 29, you can still get affirming, excellent care at our other locations. Learn more about our Primary Care services.

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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 now at 142 Berkeley Street, at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Berkeley Street.  The closest MBTA stop is the Orange Line’s Back Bay station.  There is a parking garage located around the corner on Clarendon Street, as well as street metered parking on Columbus Avenue or Berkeley Street.  For directions by car or public transportation, use the interactive Google map.

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 protected] 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


Appointment Line:

Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center

142 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116

A Fenway provider is always available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
If you are a Fenway Health patient in need of urgent care and it is outside our normal business hours, please call 617.267.0900 and follow the prompts to reach the On-Call provider.
Primary Medical Care
Behavioral Health
Quest Lab
Services Offered at The Borum

MyBorum is now MyChart

Patients can use MyChart to request prescription refills and referrals online, schedule appointments, and communicate with some providers. 

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