Adult Primary Care

The adult primary care physicians at MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center work with patients to coordinate all of their health care needs, from routine physical exams to the diagnosis and treatment of complex medical problems, as well as referrals to specialists. Our primary care physicians also provide information about preventative medicine and wellness programs available through the MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center. We have two locations:


Pediatric and Adolescent Primary Care

Our pediatricians at MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center provide complete care for your child, including regular check-ups, immunizations, health screenings, developmental monitoring and urgent care visits. For teenagers, we offer services that are sensitive to their needs, including gynecological exams, nutrition counseling, and diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Contact us at 617-889-8520. Learn more


On-call Physician Coverage

We provide on-call physician coverage for all our patients, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please call the practice to reach the on-call physician. Patients with medical emergencies should call 911.


Urgent Care

Our Urgent Care department is staffed with physicians and registered nurses able to provide care to all age groups. No appointment is necessary and we accept both Mass General patients and those who are not patients. The staff offers a wide range of medical and minor surgical services. It is not an emergency room. Patients who need further evaluation may be referred to one of our specialty departments or to a local emergency department. If you are not currently a Mass General patient, please call registration at 866-211-6588 to register prior to your visit, if possible. Contact us at 617-884-8302. Learn more


Behavioral Health

Our behavioral health staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers who offer confidential counseling to individuals and families to help address behavioral, emotional and substance abuse problems. Our providers can also help patients access community resources. Contact us at 617-889-8515. To request an appointment, patients need a referral from their primary care provider or a specialist.


Obstetrics and Gynecology

Doctors, nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners, who are specialists in both obstetrics and gynecology, provide women with complete gynecological care from adolescent years onward. Pregnant women can receive all their prenatal care at MGH Chelsea and then deliver at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, which has neonatal specialists and a neonatal intensive care nursery if needed. Contact us at 617-889-8561.


Dermatology

Dermatology services at MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center include diagnosis of and treatment for rare and common conditions of the skin, hair and nails. Contact us at 617-887-4149.


Infectious Disease

We provide comprehensive care for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection or hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The patient care team offers state-of-the-art care in a community setting for patients with HCV or HBV infection. Treatment focuses on all aspects of patient care related to hepatitis management. Contact us at 617-887-4149.


Imaging (X-ray) & Ultrasound

MGH Chelsea Health Center Imaging offers routine x-rays and ultrasound. Each exam is read by a radiologist specializing in the affected area. Because our radiologists focus on specific areas of the body, they are experts in spotting even the most subtle conditions on an exam. Contact us at 617-889-8510. Learn more


Laboratory

We offer an on-site laboratory and perform electrocardiograms (EKGs) for our patients. Patients calling about lab results should contact their primary care provider.


Living TOBACCO-FREE

MGH Community Health Associates’ Living TOBACCO-FREE program helps people quit cigarettes and other forms of tobacco. Trained coaches work one-on-one with people who are thinking about quitting tobacco to help them create an individualized plan for quitting. Coaches coordinate with a person’s medical providers and will make referrals to other helpful resources. Living TOBACCO-FREE’s services are free to everyone, without any co-pay. Call us to schedule an appointment at 781-485-6210.


Neurology

We provide comprehensive neurology consultations, access to diagnostic testing and treatment for a broad spectrum of nerve disorders. Contact us at 617-887-4149.


Nutrition

We provide a range of programs that address the special nutrition needs of patients with conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases (including hypertension and high cholesterol) and gastrointestinal disorders. We also provide counseling and education for adult obesity and weight management, senior health issues and women’s health issues. Contact us at 617-887-4149.


Physical Therapy

Physical therapists at MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center provide preventive and restorative services to patients with a wide variety of functional limitations and disabilities. To schedule a physical therapy appointment, patients need a referral from their primary care provider or another specialist. Contact us at 617-887-3586.


Podiatry

Our podiatrists provide expert clinical care and state-of-the-art treatment options for the entire range of foot care. Contact us at 617-887-4149.


Pulmonary

The MGH Chelsea pulmonary clinic provides care to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other pulmonary diseases, and provides spirometry testing on-site. The goal of the clinic is to improve symptoms and quality of life, and to reduce emergency department visits and hospitalizations. Contact us at 617-887-4149.


Rheumatology

Our rheumatology services include comprehensive care for adults with rheumatologic and autoimmune conditions, including arthritis. Contact us at 617-887-4149.


Speech & Language

Our speech-language pathologists specialize in diagnosing and treating all communication and swallowing disorders in acute and outpatient populations, from newborns to adults. Contact us at 617-887-3527.


Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)/Genitourinary Infectious Disease (GID) Clinic

The STD/GID Clinic provides screening and treatment of STDs, testing for HIV and hepatitis C, as well as counseling on preventing HIV infection. Services are provided in a confidential setting by a professional staff trained in the area of sexually transmitted infections. The clinic accepts walk-ins and scheduled appointments; hours are Thursday 3:00-5:30pm. If you are not currently a Mass General patient, please call registration at 866-211-6588 to register prior to your appointment. Contact us at 617-887-4149.


Teen Health

We offer health and counseling services for teenagers at the Student Health Center within Chelsea High School. Contact us at 617-466-5037.


Urology

We treat both male and female patients with urinary tract problems and can refer to sub-specialists at Mass General for additional care, if needed. Contact us at 617-887-4149.


Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program

Our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program provides nutrition and breastfeeding counseling, healthy food benefits on an electronic card and other local resources to income eligible prenatal/post-partum women, infants and children up to age five. We have free breastfeeding education classes facilitated by a certified lactation counselor. Fathers, guardians and foster parents are also welcome to apply for WIC services for children in their care. We help measure the growth of your baby and children to help them stay healthy. Please visit our Facebook page or contact us at 617-887-4340.


Additional Community Health Services

MGH Chelsea is committed to providing services and resources to members of our local community, including substance use disorder referral and treatment, smoking cessation programs, the HAVEN (Helping Abuse and Violence End Now) program for survivors of domestic violence and intimate partner abuse, nutrition assessment, counseling and education through the WIC program, and specialized medical services for people who are affected by or infected with HIV/AIDS. Learn more about our partner, the Mass General Center for Community Health Improvement (CCHI)

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