Diabetes Unit

The Massachusetts General Hospital Diabetes Clinical Center works with patients and referring physicians to provide expertise and treatment in diabetes and related conditions. Nationally and internationally recognized physicians, nurses, diabetes educators and dietitians work together to provide patients with the most advanced management and treatment options.

Making an Appointment


Diabetes Clinical Center
50 Staniford Street
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-8722
Fax: 617-724-8534

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If you are a new patient, dial 617-726-8722 to make an appointment. If you are already a patient of a diabetes physician, please call us directly if you wish to schedule a follow up appointment.

New Diabetes Center Patients

If you are a new patient at Massachusetts General Hospital, please begin the appointment process by calling the Mass General Registration and Referral Center at 866-211-6588 to register and obtain a unique Mass General Medical Record Number (MRN). The center is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Documents and Records to Obtain Before Your First Visit

If you are a new patient, on your first visit, please arrange to bring the following documents with you, if possible.

  • Medical history and past physicals
  • Medication list

Arranging an Appointment

Please note that depending on your diagnosis, symptoms and insurance coverage, the Diabetes Clinical Center may require a referral from your primary care physician. For questions about referrals, consultations, or to make an appointment with an appropriate physician, dial 617-726-8722. For Physicians Inpatient Referrals and ConsultationsTo ensure transfer to the appropriate physician in a timely fashion, dial 617-726-8722.

Outpatient Referrals

For outpatient referrals, dial the dedicated Diabetes Clinical Center outpatient phone number, 617-726-8722.