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We are delighted that you have chosen to allow us to help you keep your children healthy. Our team will work with you to provide the best possible care for your child. We provide comprehensive medical care for children. This includes routine check-ups and childhood immunizations, as well as care when your child is sick or has a chronic medical problem.
BMC pediatric primary care goes the extra mile to help families raising children in Boston. Here are a few of our programs and features of our practice which we are extremely proud of:
- Thanks to the Reach Out and Read Program, every child gets a book at every check-up from ages 6 months to 6 years old. We often have volunteers in our waiting room to read to your children.
- Our Health Leads Family Help Desk volunteers help families find out what’s available in their neighborhoods, including after school programs, child care and youth recreation.
- Through Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston, lawyers are available for families with more complicated problems (including problems with school or housing).
- Staff and interpreters are available who speak your language – no matter what it is.
- Pain-free pediatrics and child life specialists help take the sting and the fear out of visiting the doctor’s office.
- We have expanded hours, including evenings and Saturdays to meet our patients’ needs.
- Pediatric Healthy Cooking Classes at BMC
- The Boston Baby Cafés are FREE drop-in sessions offering breastfeeding support from trained lactation professionals and information for new and soon-to-be mothers in the community. Join us in a relaxed, informal, and safe group environment. Boston Baby Cafés are presented in partnership with the Vital Village Breastfeeding Coalition.
Finally, in conjunction with primary care services, The Department of Pediatrics offers a full range of pediatric specialty care clinics and timely referrals to keep children healthy.
We intend to provide your family with the best, most innovative primary care anywhere. Raising children is both a lot of work and a joy; all of us here at BMC primary care pediatrics love helping children and families through the hard work – and sharing the joy!
Eileen Costello, MD
Chief, Ambulatory Pediatrics
Key Principles and Values
- Family-Centered Care: We are partners with children’s families to raise healthy, well-adjusted children with good habits for lifelong health.
- Quality medical services emphasizing prevention: we are committed to bringing our patients and families the very best medical care available anywhere.
- We celebrate cultural diversity: We have a multi-lingual and multi-cultural staff, and easy access to BMC Interpreter Services to enable families to participate in the care of their children delivered within the program.
Choosing a PCP for your Child
Listen as Eileen Costello, MD, discusses how at Boston Medical Center we provide a variety of clinicians to help deliver the best possible care. Our team of physicians and nurses has been recognized by a number of independent organizations for overall excellence.
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Programs and Services
For low-income youth and families, traditional medical care is not sufficient to improve health outcomes. A prescription for antibiotics is not enough when there is no food at home. Poor health further entrenches families in poverty by jeopardizing educational attainment, economic stability and life opportunities.
Founded in the Boston Medical Center Pediatrics Department in 1996, Health Leads works to break this link between poverty and poor health.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine Primary Care, Preventive Services, Public Health, Immunizations, Child wellness
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Pediatric Primary Care
Epilepsy/Seizures, Headaches, Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Inflammatory Disorders
Juvenile Arthritis, Lupus, Arm and Leg Pain, Fevers, Dermatomyositis
Pediatric Primary Care, Primary care of children on the autism spectrum, Primary care of children with mental health disorders
Child Development, Cross Cultural, Compassionate, Evidence Based, Advocacy
Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Primary Care, Pediatric International and Travel Clinic, Pediatric Infectious Disease in Returning Travelers
Pediatric Primary Care, Primary Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Addiction medicine, LGBTQ health, adolescent health care
Components of Pediatric primary Care including Immunizations, Annual Physical Examinations, Acute Care, New Born Examinations, and Adolescent Care
Asthma, Pneumonia, Cellulitis, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Infants of Diabetic Mothers, Small for Gestational Age Newborns, Late Preterm and Term Newborns, Newborns Affected by Substance Abuse, Newborns with Hyperibilirubinemia
Director of Movement Disorders Program
Movement Disorders, ADHD, Epilepsy, Headache
Child Behavior and Development, Primary Care Pediatrics, Newborn care
All infants and children aged 0-13, Children who have recently immigrated, Children who have experienced adversity, Children in foster care
Pediatric Primary Care, Adolescent Health, Haitian Family Health, Immigrant Health
Child Physical Abuse, Child Sex Abuse, Child Neglect, Pediatrics
Pediatric Primary Care, Children who have recently immigrated
No parent wants to learn that their child is being bullied, or find out that their child may be taking part in bullying behavior. Regardless, bullying is a form of violence that should be taken seriously.
The Joel and Barbara Alpert Endowment and the Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family will support Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center Department fellows or pediatric residents to implement and evaluate projects that innovate and transform pediatric health care
The Pediatric Fellowship Program is based in the Department of General Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. As you may know, BMC has over a 100-year history of caring for poor, urban and immigrant children. Much of our research and many of our programs focus on improving the lives of these children. The clinical service has approximately 2,000 admissions and 75,000 ambulatory visits each year. The residency is combined with Boston Children's Hospital.