MGH Back Bay

MGH Back Bay is a comprehensive primary care practice offering wellness visits, routine physical exams, mental health counseling, pediatric care, adult medicine, geriatric care, urgent care in a small practice, family focused setting.

PATIENT GATEWAY  THE CONVENIENT WAY TO CONNECT TO MGH AND BACKBAY

Patient Gateway is a fast, free, convenient, secure way to reach your doctor's office.  Access Gateway 24/7 to:

* communicate with your doctor's office                                       * pay your doctor's bills

* set appointment reminders                                                         * check lab and imaging results

* request appointments and referrals                                          * medications and refills

 

Gateway is also comptible with iphones and various tablet computers, as well as PC's and Mac systems.

To learn more and to set up your free account visit: http://www.massgeneral.org/services/patientgateway.aspx

 

 

This is an MGH link that provides information and resources concerning questions you may have about newborns, toddlers and teens

http://www.massgeneral.org/obgyn/patient_education/breastfreeding_resources.aspx

 

SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS

ANNUAL EXAMS

Annual physical exams should always be scheduled with your primary care physician. Ask to be placed on our reminder list, and we will send you a letter three months before your next annual exam is due. You can also schedule any appointments online using Patient Gateway.


URGENT CARE & SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS
We reserve a number of appointments each day for patients who have an unexpected illness or injury. Please call the urgent care line at 617-585-7413 to request an appointment. Please do not use Patient Gateway for an urgent care request.


SPECIALIST APPOINTMENTS
MGH Back Bay offers onsite specialty services for diabetes care, mental health and physiatry.Should you need it, your MGH Back Bay primary care physician can also refer you to a specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital or MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

24/7 EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN COVERAGE
MGH Back Bay has a physician on call for emergencies after business hours and on weekends. Please call 617-267-7171 to reach the physician on call. Patients with life-threatening emergencies should call 911.

LAB WORK & TEST
Our lab is open from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm daily. If your doctor orders tests, you can walk into the lab any time for an appointment. Results are typically available within 48 hours through Patient Gateway or by mail within 2 weeks.

Please remember some results can take several days or even weeks to return to your provider. Pap smears can take over a month to be finalized. Your provider may wait until all results are returned before sending you the results.

You may have your blood tests done at MGH or any of the affiliated labs outside of MGH listed here; lab locations specific to the North Shore are listed here.  Please remember to bring your blood work requisitions (physician orders), ID and insurance information each time you have your blood drawn.  The hours could change so please call the lab prior to your visit to confirm the lab's schedule. 

NURSE VISITS
For your convenience, some routine care services can be scheduled as a nurse visit, including:  
*Blood pressure checks                          *Immunizations
*Injections orders by your doctor            *Tuberculosis skin test readings

Our on-site triage nurses can speak with you during business hours if you have a medical question or concern you would like your doctor to be aware of. Triage nurses can also offer suggestions to relieve minor symptoms at home or answer questions about your child’s health.

PRESCRIPTION REFILLS MADE EASY
Patients have several options to refill prescriptions. Please plan ahead so your prescription is ready when you need it.

  *Order online using Patient Gateway
  *Ask your pharmacy to fax a request to our practice at 617-262-2608
  *Prescription refill line at 617-585-7411 for prescriptions, such as narcotics, that require a hard copy
Prescriptions received between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday and   9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Friday will be filled within 24 hours. Prescriptions received after these hours will be filled within 48 hours.

*Please do not call the on-call physician after hours to request a prescription refill.