We are delighted that you have chosen to allow us to help you keep your children healthy. Our team of pediatric clinicians at Boston Medical Center will work with you to provide the best possible care for your child. We provide comprehensive medical care from infancy to young adulthood. This includes routine check-ups and childhood immunizations, as well as care when your child is sick or has a chronic medical problem.
Our pediatric providers go the extra mile to help families raising children in MetroBoston. Here are a few standout elements of our practice and programs we've developed here that reflect our tradition of innovation and leadership nationally in an integrative approach to primary care for kids and families:
- 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 Family Navigation team can help with families around connecting with resources in their neighborhoods, including after school programs, child care and youth recreation. We check in with families around routing visits to see if there are opportunities for meeting their unmet needs, and giving them the tools they need to do so.
- Our Integrated Behavioral Health Team is on site to assist with urgent and complicated issues to support our patients and connect them to longer term therapeutic services as needed.
- Staff and interpreters are available who speak your language – no matter what it is.
- Child Life specialists are on staff to take the sting and fear out of visiting the doctor's office.
- We have expanded hours, including evenings and Saturdays to meet out patients' needs.
- We offer a number of special programs in our Primary Care Clinic, including the SOFAR clinic, the Comprehensive Care Program, the Grow Program, and the EASE/Special Education clinic to address specific challenges some families face.
- Our Adolescent Program offers preventive/wellness visits as well as services that support teens and young adults, including the CATCH (Child and Adolescent Transgender Center for Health), and reproductive and health counseling.
- We offer next generation care, including on site programs promoting financial health and literacy supports for families, like StreetCred.
- The Department of Pediatrics offers a full range of pediatric specialty care clinics and timely referrals to keep children healthy.
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 Pediatrician for your Child
At Boston Medical Center we provide a variety of clinicians tohelp deliver the best pediatrics possible. Our team of physicians and nurses has been recognized by a number of independant organizations for overall excellence.
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Breastfeeding Equity Center
Programs and Services
EASE Clinic Forging New Relationships with Schools and Families
School success is closely tied with positive outcomes for children. However, pediatricians may not have time or adequate training to advocate for Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for children who might benefit or for plans with maximal supportive services to allow children to grow.
Pediatrics - Comprehensive Care Program (CCP)
Integrated Behavioral Health
Pediatric Psychiatry Services
- Diagnostic evaluation
- Second opinions
- Comprehensive and focused psychological and neuropsychological testing
- Evidence-based treatments, including:
o Cognitive-behavioral therapy
o Trauma-focused therapy
o Dialectical behavioral therapy
Pediatrics - Adolescent Center
CATCH - Child and Adolescent Transgender Center for Health
Pediatric Practice of the Future
Ryan Center for Sports Medicine at Boston University
Pediatrics - Dentistry
Frequently Asked Questions
Project REACH: Pediatric Resources for COVID-19
What Parents Should Know About Bullying
The Kids Fund
The Joel and Barbara Alpert Endowment for Children of the City
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The Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center conducts a range of health services, clinical, translational, and basic science research. Learn more about the work we do.
Residency and Fellowship Information
The Pediatric Fellowship Program is based in the Department of General Pediatrics at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. The mission of the fellowship is to train highly motivated investigators with a focus on topics relevant to medically under-served communities. We have an exciting mix of educational curricular choices in epidemiology and health services research, and experiential learning opportunities in public health. BMC has over a 100-year history of caring for children from traditionally underserved populations. 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.
The Health Service Research Division is home to the General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship. This fellowship part of the larger Academic Primary Care Fellowship at BMC/BU in collaboration with the Division of General Internal Medicine (including Addiction Medicine), Department of Family Medicine, Department of Surgery, the Preventive Medicine Training program, and the BU School of Public Health. Our trainees have gone on to hold leadership positions in academia and government.
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