Pediatric Services at Harvard University Health Services provides care from infancy through adolescence, including a full range of services for the well child and for illness and injury. Our goal is to provide comprehensive pediatric health care for your child, while helping you make informed decisions about preventive health and safety.
We are dedicated to providing the highest level of quality health care for your child, including:
- Routine well child care
- Treatment for illness and injury
- Urgent pediatric care
- 24-hour telephone advice
Our health care team comprises physicians, nurse practitioners, and health assistants, all with special expertise in pediatric and adolescent medicine. Our pediatricians are affiliated with the Boston Children's Hospital. An appointment is required for all pediatric visits. If you have questions or need advice concerning child care, feeding, constipation, colds, or other issues, please call us at 617-495-4171. Many routine needs can be handled over the phone, and we are happy to help.
Appointments for illness or injury can usually be scheduled for the same day; weekend and evening care is available through our After Hours Urgent Care Clinic for issues occurring after our regular business hours. You will be advised whether to bring your child to HUHS or to Children's Hospital, depending upon the nature of the problem.
PROBLEMS THAT CANNOT WAIT
Pediatric urgent care is available at the After Hours Urgent Care Clinic on Saturdays from 9:30am–4:30pm. For care during weeknights, Sundays, and holidays, please first call 617-495-5711 to ensure availability of on-site pediatric providers. You will be given instructions about whether to bring your child to HUHS or Children's Hospital, depending upon the nature of the problem.
If your child needs to be seen due to illness or injury, call to schedule a "sick visit." Your child will be seen within 24 hours and usually on the day that you call. If you are not sure whether your child needs to be seen, please call for advice. A pediatric clinician will call back within 4 hours.
WELL CHILD CARE
We recommend regular checkups at the following ages:
4-7 days | 10-14 days | 1 month | 2 months
4 months | 6 months | 9 months | 12 months
15 months | 18 months | 2 years
Every year from age 3 through puberty
The wait for a regular appointment or routine checkup is usually 6 to 8 weeks. Please plan ahead for well child visits.
Coverage for pediatric care outside of HUHS is determined by your insurance company. Contact HUHS Member Services at 617-495-2008 for insurance details.