BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.

Somatoform disorders (somatic symptom disorder) is a mental disorder where the child experiences recurrent symptoms such as pain and fear with no apparent reason for their existence. The symptoms usually begin in adolescence and the condition is difficult to diagnose.

Departments and Programs Who Treat This Condition


Pediatrics - Psychiatry

At Boston Medical Center, comprehensive mental health assessment and treatment are provided to children and adolescents in an outpatient setting. The program specializes in the as…