Support Wellness: Specialty Integrated Care

Support Wellness: Specialty Integrated Care

South End Community Health Center provides comprehensive and culturally sensitive care and services in addiction (substance use disorders), sexual health (STIs) and infectious disease (HIV, HepC/HCV). Our multidisciplinary team offers:

  • Individual service plans that address patient needs, link patients to primary care, improve medication adherence, and place essential referrals.
  • Substance use disorder assessments by addiction medicine specialists comprehensive support, medication management and individual and/or group counseling.
  • Sexual health and infectious disease education/prevention and screening services both in the health center and in the community for HIV, HepC/HCV, and other sexually transmitted infections.
  • Assessments for high-risk individuals, such as those with mental illness or those involved in the criminal justice system to link them to behavioral health and medical specialty care services.

Meet the Support Wellness: Specialty Integrated Care Team:

We are a team of specialists in substance use disorders, sexually transmitted infections, infectious disease, and mental illness. We share a common goal of addressing the individualized needs of patients.

  • Elizabeth Davis, MD – Medical Director of Adult and Addiction Medicine
  • Sashawna DeSarmes, RN – Nursing Team Leader
  • Yovannys Kenney – Community Outreach Facilitator
  • Vanessa Ryan, FNP – Assistant Director, Infectious Diseases and Addiction Medicine
  • Meredid Santiago, PsyD – Addiction Psychologist

How to Schedule an Appointment

Clinicians and community health workers are available to see patients anytime during clinic hours including several evenings, with open enrollment for all specialty programs. Please call (617) 587-1905 or email supportwellness@sechc.org to schedule an appointment. You can also request an appointment online.

Specific Services Available

Addiction Group Counseling:

  • Tuesday 3-4pm in Spanish
  • Wednesday 3-4pm
  • Thursday 10-11am and 3-4pm

Community Support & Outreach Appointments: Scheduled or Walk-ins welcome

  • Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 5-9pm
  • Saturday 8:30am-2pm