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Office of Communications


The Boston Public Health Commission's (BPHC) Office of Communications oversees communications and media relations strategies.

Media Inquiries

If you are a member of the press looking for assistance regarding BPHC or the Mayor's Office of Recovery Services, please contact the Office of Communications at 617-534-3127 or  

For Boston EMS inquiries, please call (617) 343-6976 or email

Releasing Transport Information to the Media

BPHC is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our patients and their medical information. The Office of Communications provides Boston EMS transport information to the media in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

How to Obtain Boston EMS Transport Information

To inquire about a transport made by Boston EMS, members of the media should call (617) 343-6976 during the regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. For information after hours or on weekends, please email

Boston Public Health Commission Language Access Plan

The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and relevant implementing regulations to ensure meaningful access to BPHC programs and services for individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), meaning individuals who do not speak English as their primary language and who have a limited ability to read, speak, write, or understand English. The Language Access Plan, available here, provides guidelines and procedures for the BPHC to take reasonable steps to provide LEP persons meaningful opportunities to be informed of and participate in its programs and services and increase access to health care services for those who may experience barriers to care due to cultural, language, or literacy differences.

Boston Public Health Commission Anti-Discrimination Policy Statement

BPHC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, or sex (including gender identity and gender stereotyping). BPHC does not exclude people or treat them differently in its programs and services because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, religion, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, or sex (including gender identity and gender stereotyping). Read the Policy Statement here.

Boston Public Health Commission
1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02118.
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