Get the free, extra support you need for healthier living

MGH Institute's IMPACT Practice Center is the home to the Ruth Sleeper Nursing Center for Clinical Education and Wellness, a nurse-led screening, referral, education, and support resource for Charlestown and Greater Boston-area residents.

Free support services are provided by MGH Institute Nurse Practitioner students, supervised by licensed nursing faculty.

The Nursing Center provides a wide variety of ongoing services, augmenting your current care. Choose the services that best suit your needs. Some of our services, like primary care, are mostly in-person visits with telehealth available if needed. Supportive Counseling services are offered only via telehealth. 


Our Services

Telehealth visits are now a part of our healthcare system. As our nurse practitioner students are learning about telehealth, we can offer you virtual visits as part of our services at the Sleeper Center. Clients will learn how to participate in a virtual visit. Students will learn how to conduct a virtual visit with a health history and assessment.

Primary Care visits with our nurse practitioner students are Thursdays from 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

These are conducted in-person, but we do offer telehealth as needed. If you choose telehealth, as a client, you will learn how to best participate in a virtual visit. 

Free support services at the Ruth Sleeper Nursing Center are provided by MGH Institute of Health Professions Nurse Practitioner students, under the supervision of licensed faculty. Choose the services that best meet your needs:

  • Living with chronic conditions
  • Medication management
  • Nutrition
  • Stress reduction
  • Weight management
  • Aging well
  • Wellness assessments

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The Ruth Sleeper Nursing Center for Clinical Education and Wellness invites you and your children to participate in KidsCare visits with our nurse practitioner students under the supervision of licensed faculty.

These visits are conducted in-person or via telehealth. 

The Sleeper Nursing Center provides free support resources to enhance the healthcare your child receives. Choose the services that best meet your needs: 

  • Wellness assessments 
  • Growth and development 
  • Nutrition 
  • Sleep 
  • Health promotion 
  • 1-on-1 supportive counseling 

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Are you feeling troubled, confused, or alone? We are here to listen and help you navigate difficult feelings and circumstances.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner students meet with adult and pediatric (6-17 years of age) clients for free 1-on-1 supportive counseling. Clinic hours are Mondays and Thursdays, 10am - 6pm

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The Ruth Sleeper Nursing Center for Clinical Education and Wellness invites you to participate in free Postpartum and Infant Wellness Group virtual visits with our nurse practitioner students. These Thursday morning visits (9am-1pm) are designed for people who have recently given birth, adopted a baby, or are caring for a newborn. Anyone who is postpartum (up to one year after delivery) or the caretaker of a newborn is welcome.

Visits are conducted by nurse practitioner students and supervised by licensed faculty.

Do you have questions or concerns about:

  • Adjusting to parenthood/a new baby
  • Newborn care
  • Breast/chestfeeding
  • Contraception/family planning, and resuming sex
  • Nutrition for infants and breast/chestfeeding parents
  • Self-care
  • Other questions about caring for a newborn, family adjustment, or recovery after having a baby?

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment and receive more information on our Postpartum and Infant Wellness Group, contact our center.

The Ruth Sleeper Nursing Center for Clinical Education and Wellness at the MGH Institute of Health Professions invites care partners of individuals with Parkinson’s to participate in a monthly virtual support group.

This group will provide a safe and supportive processing space for navigating the challenges and life transitions of care partners. Care partners will be encouraged to connect and share regarding shared lived experiences. Topics covered may include coping strategies, self-care, and healthy relationships. The group will be facilitated by psych/mental health nurse practitioner students and licensed faculty. Mondays 10-10:45am.

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Nurse-Led Mobile Health Service Program

Our mobile van enhances the adult primary care services offered through the Sleeper Center by allowing prelicensure and advanced practice nursing students to engage directly with communities at client’s residence and a variety of community-based sites; eliminating the transportation barrier to care many of our clients face. We provide free health screenings, education, and referrals with the goal of supporting clients in health promotion.

Our current and future work includes:

  • Group health education.
  • Assessments and resources to address social determinants of health and consequences of climate change.
  • Develop long-standing community partnerships.
  • Integrating telehealth into experiential learning opportunities to address health inequities.
  • Foster interprofessional collaboration experiences with occupational therapy and physician assistant programs.

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"My husband and I are most appreciative and deeply grateful to the students and their guiding teachers and supervisors for training them on the right path to be future health professionals in the medical field."

Zeny and Alan Client

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Zeny and Alan were suffering from medical issues where they often needed urgent care and to supplement primary care from the MGH Charlestown Branch. At the center, they came for weekly in-person primary care for assistance on chronic conditions of high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, in addition to stress management.
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Interested in services? Reach out to our director, or use the intake form below. We are located in Charlestown, MA.

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Kathryn Sabo, PhD, RN, CNE

Director, Ruth Sleeper Nursing Center for Clinical Education and Wellness Assistant Professor Nursing

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A nurse-led screening, referral, education, and support resource for clients.

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