Resources at Boston Medical Center
Pediatric Emergency Department
The Pediatric Emergency Department provides emergency care to patients from newborns up to age 22 around the clock, 365 days a year. The department has 12 rooms for non-acute care, four beds for acute care/observation, and a trauma/resuscitation suite. The department is certified by the American College of Surgeons as a Pediatric Trauma Center.
Child Life Program
Whether a child is having surgery, staying overnight in the hospital, or being treated in the Pediatric Emergency Department, our certified child life specialists help children and families manage the stresses associated with hospitalization and illness.
For those who may not be proficient in English or who have visual, speech, or hearing impairments, our Interpreter Services Department works to ensure effective communication between staff and patients and families. Interpreter services are available for more than 15 languages, including American Sign Language.
Center of Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease
The Center of Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease provides patients from newborns to adults with personalized, multidisciplinary care to manage symptoms associated with sickle cell disease so they can live as normal a life as possible.
Comprehensive Care Program
The Comprehensive Care Program is a primary care pediatric service that supports families of children and adolescents with chronic medical conditions, developmental disabilities, and other complex issues.
Grow Clinic for Children
By referral from a primary care physician, the Grow Clinic for Children provides outpatient medical, nutritional, developmental, and social services assistance to children from the Greater Boston area with failure to thrive (FTT).