Pediatric Primary Care

HUHS Pediatric 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.

Our pediatricians are affiliated with the Boston Children's Hospital and our health care team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, and health assistants, all with special expertise in pediatric and adolescent medicine. An appointment is required for all pediatric visits. If you have questions or need advice concerning child care, feeding, illness, 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.

SERVICES

  • Routine well child care
  • Treatment for illness and injury
  • Urgent pediatric care
  • 24-hour telephone advice

APPOINTMENTS
Appointments for illness or injury can usually be scheduled for the same day and weekend and evening care is available through our After Hours Urgent Care Clinic for issues occurring after our regular business hours. Please call and you will be advised whether to bring your child to HUHS or to Children's Hospital, depending on the nature of the problem.

URGENT CARE
Pediatric urgent care is available at the After Hours Urgent Care Clinic on Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. For care during weeknights, Sundays, and holidays, please call 617-495-5711 first 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 on the nature of the problem.

SICK VISITS
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 6-8 weeks. Please plan ahead for well child visits.