Charlestown HealthCare Center

MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center offers expert outpatient services for the whole family, incorporating the latest innovations into our care.

Treatments & Services

Acupuncture
The MGH-CHA Wellness Center acupuncturist is a board-certified, licensed acupuncturist, who has successfully completed the MGH credentialing process. Acupuncture involves using hair-thin, sterile, disposable needles, that are discarded after one-time use. The gentle insertion of the needles at specific points on the body enhance the body’s self-healing processes. Benefits may include helping to reduce stress/anxiety and helping to relieve symptoms such as pain and fatigue. Many people experience a very deep state of relaxation.

Adult Primary Care/Internal Medicine
Your primary care physician (PCP) coordinates your care and makes sure you receive whatever services you need.  You can turn to your PCP for routine physical exams, preventive medicine, urgent care, diagnosis and treatment of complicated medical problems and referrals to specialists.

Counseling and Behavioral Services
We offer confidential counseling for individuals, families, children, adolescents and adults in our two locations.  Our experienced mental health teams can help you and your family address behavioral, emotional and substance abuse issues.  We can also aid you with referrals to other helpful community resources. Learn more

Dermatology
The Dermatology department consists of a board certified Dermatologist, , who delivers state-of-the-art care to patients with rare and common conditions of the skin, hair and nails.

Diabetic Education
We are a certified American Diabetic Association (ADA) Diabetic education site.  Our team can help you learn to manage your diabetes

HAVEN Program for Domestic Violence
HAVEN at MGH works as part of the broader movement to end intimate partner abuse by improving and enhancing the hospital’s health care response to patients, employees, and community members who have been impacted by abuse. HAVEN provides supportive counseling, advocacy, support groups, workshops and accompaniment to survivors of intimate partner abuse.  HAVEN also provides training, consultation and policy advice to providers at MGH.  The program also conducts research on various issues facing program clients, as well as conducts program evaluations to identify areas for improvement.

Hepatitis C Prevention and Education
We offer community based treatment, prevention and support services.

Imaging (X-Ray)
MGH Charlestown Healthcare Imaging provides patients with the latest diagnostic imaging technology. X-rays are all read by the Mass General sub-specialized Radiologists.

Interpreters Services
On-site interpreters available to translate in Spanish. Written translation for informational handouts and or signage within the health center available. IPOP (Interpreter Phone on a Pole) usage available for languages not offered by on-site interpreters.

Neurology
The Neurology department includes a board certified Neurologist who provides comprehensive consultative services, access to diagnostic testing and treatment for a broad spectrum of nerve disorders.

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Our gynecologists, obstetricians and/or midwives provide a woman with gynecological care from her adolescent years onward. Pregnant women can receive all their prenatal care at MGH Charlestown and then deliver at Mass General’s Mother and Child Center, which has neonatal and specialists and a neonatal intensive care nursery. Learn more

Outreach Program
Staff are available to help you navigate the health care system and connect you to community agencies.

Pediatric and Adolecent Care
Our pediatrician provides complete care for your child from birth through adolescence. Our services include regular check-ups, immunizations, health screenings, developmental monitoring and same day sick visits. Additionally, we provide coordination of health evaluations for both school and camp program. Learn more

Phlebotomy Services
Experienced phlebotomists provide pediatric and adult phlebotomy services to patients under the care of a Partners Clinician.

Physical Therapy
The Physical and Occupational Therapy Department at the Charlestown HealthCare Center provides preventive and rehabilitative services to patients with a wide variety of functional limitations and disabilities. As a new patient, you'll receive a thorough examination to identify the source of your pain or dysfunction. Then you and your therapist will work together to develop goals for your therapy and design a plan of care to restore you to your highest level of mobility and function for work, recreation and all of the activities of living. Patient and family education and ongoing communication with your physician are priorities for our therapists.

Podiatry
The Podiatry department provides expert clinical care and state-of-the-art treatment options for the entire range of foot care.

Rheumatology
Our board certified rheumatologist offers comprehensive care for patients with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, crystal arthritis such as gout, and mechanical pains related to osteoarthritis, bursitis and tendinitis. Having MGH Rheumatology services at MGH Charlestown allows patients to be seen at their convenient community location while also providing continuity of care for Community Health Center patient when they require treatment at other MGH locations.

Roger H. Sweet Patient and Family Learning Center
We help patients understand about their health. Individualized and group education sessions are available. Hours are Monday through Friday 10am – 4pm.

Smoking Cessation
The MGH Community Health Associates Pack It In program has provided tobacco treatment, outreach and referral services to residents in the communities served by the MGH Community Health Centers including Charlestown, Chelsea, and Revere since 1994. As the only tobacco treatment service in most of the surrounding communities, the Pack It In program fills an important need. Building on existing services provided in the MGH's health centers, Pack It In enhances the ability of health care providers and staff to identify, encourage, and help smokers to quit. The program provides group counseling, education, hypnotherapy, stress reduction, assistance with nicotine replacement therapy, referral services, and patient movement along the stages of change in order to become smoke free.

Transportation
We have a wheelchair accessible van to provide transportation for medical appointments for elderly and disabled patients who live in the community – reservations required – call (617) 724-8197.

Wellness Programs
We provide affordable wellness programs; including Acupuncture, Tai chi, Gentle Yoga, Mind Body Groups for depression/anxiety and Smoking Cessation groups.

WIC (Women, Infants & Children's Nutrition Program) and Nutrition
Our registered dietitian provides one-on-one counseling for adults, adolescents and children. We provide a nutrition assessment and educate our patients who have heart disease, diabetes, bypertension and weight issues. The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides nutrition counseling, referrals and food checks to income eligible prenatal women, post-partum women, infants and children up to age five. Fathers, guardians and foster parents are also welcome to apply for WIC services for children in their care.