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.

SPARK Center: Supporting Parents and Resilient Kids

The SPARK Center has a long history of providing innovative, comprehensive care to children. The SPARK Center is carrying this legacy forward as an interdisciplinary site for several of Boston Medical Center’s specialty services. Located within the enterprising neighborhood of Mattapan, the SPARK Center offers a serene, private, and welcoming space for children and their caregivers.

The SPARK Center is committed to providing exceptional care to children and families through a client-centered, compassion-driven, and culturally sensitive approach. An investment in the SPARK Center goes directly toward improving service delivery for children and families with the greatest needs. Please consider a donation to our program by clicking the button below. You can then select to direct your gift to the SPARK Center. 


Infectious Disease Programs

The Maternal-Child ID Program at The SPARK Center – The Maternal-Child ID Program follows pregnant HIV- positive women throughout their pregnancy and later their infants of up to two years of age. The program also provides primary care and subspecialty care/consult referrals to children and youth through 24 years of age. These patients are followed by an interdisciplinary team, including Infectious Disease and OBGYN physicians, nursing, a Pharm D, a social worker, and a medical case manager with the goal of providing wrap-around care to increase better health outcomes. Patients are not only able to access their primary care needs in the comfort of The SPARK Center but also receive additional social service assistance such as education, counseling, referral.  In addition, the program provides our on-site Food Pantry which provides fresh and frozen goods such as fruits, vegetables, shelf stable foods and meats to our low-income families. Since starting a monthly clinic at SPARK, our patients have consistently shared their appreciation of the easier access neighborhood location and for some, the role the SPARK center played in their formative years as a child affected by HIV.



The SPARK Center

255 River Street

Mattapan, MA 02126