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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 as an important component of Community Care Alliance, 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.

SERVICES OFFERED AT THE BORUM
Medical Care Women’s Health HIV Testing
Mental Health Health Insurance HIV Care
Transgender Health Birth Control +
Emergency Contraception
STD Testing +
Treatment

PROVIDERS

Caring for our patients is the core of our work here at the Borum and we have a dedicated team of providers ready to do just that. Read more about them here.

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.

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