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About Boston Medical CenterAt Boston Medical Center, all are welcome and treated equally. The best and brightest physicians, representing virtually every medical specialty, choose to work here for the opportunity to make a difference in their community and beyond.

Unwavering in its commitment to the community, BMC is a private, not-for-profit, 496-bed, academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End. The primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine, BMC is the largest safety net hospital and busiest trauma and emergency services center in New England.

Dedicated to providing accessible health care to everyone,  

  • 75% of patients are from underserved populations and
  • 31% of patients do not speak English as a primary language.

Through its commitment to serve everyone, BMC offers numerous outreach programs and services such as:

Seeing more than more than one million patient visits a year in over 70 medical specialties and subspecialties, BMC physicians are leaders in their fields with the most advanced medical technology at their fingertips and working alongside a highly-skilled nursing and professional staff. No matter who you meet at BMC – from the x-ray technologist to the critical care nurse, the admissions staff to the chief of surgery – everyone is committed to providing quality care to every patient and family member with respect, warmth and compassion.

Fiscal Year 2014 Statistics

Licensed Beds 496
Outpatient Activity 1,092,602
Inpatient Admissions 26,064
Physicians 836
Residents and Fellows 702
Full Time Equivalent Employees 4,770

Your Health is Our Primary Concern

Boston Medical Center's primary care physicians are among the best in Boston and provide outstanding comprehensive health care including urgent care or preventative medicine to keep you healthy in addition to diagnosis and treatment when you are sick. Learn more about General Internal Medicine and Family Medicine.

A Network of Care

Heavily focused on urban health, Boston Medical Center is a founder of Boston HealthNet, a network of the hospital, Boston University School of Medicine, and 14 community health centers all located in Boston. Established in 1995, this integrated health care delivery system partners to provide outreach, prevention, primary and specialty care, and dental services at sites located throughout Boston's neighborhoods.

BMC HealthNet Plan 

BMC HealthNet Plan is a not-for-profit health maintenance organization founded in 1997 by Boston Medical Center and serves over 300,000 members across the state.  It is the largest MassHealth health plan in the state and its Qualified Health Plan has received accredited status, the highest currently available for Qualified Health Plan coverage.


As the principal teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine, BMC is devoted to training future generations of health care professionals. All medical and dental staff hold academic appointments at the Boston University School of Medicine or at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, and we operate 68 residency training programs.


Boston Medical Center is a recognized leader in groundbreaking medical research, having received more than $118 million in funding in 2014.  With over 500 research and service projects separate from those at Boston University School of Medicine, our world-renowned researchers conduct both basic, laboratory-based biomedical research, and clinical research programs.

Contact Us

Main Switchboard
Call: 617.638.8000

BMC Connect for Patients
Call: 800.841.4325

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Corporate Address

Boston Medical Center
1 Boston Medical Center Place
Boston, MA 02118

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