2014-2015 Seasonal Flu

Please follow our helpful flu guidelines during your visit to Mass General.

  • Flu Shot Hotline: 1-877-733-3737

Visting Mass General

If you have a cough or fever and need to be seen at Massachusetts General Hospital, please call your provider ahead to let his/her office know you have these symptoms.

Upon arriving to Mass General please obtain a face mask at the nearest information or front desk and follow the guidelines below during your time at the hospital.

  • Wear a mask at all times
  • Use tissues and cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing or cough into your upper sleeve
  • Discard tissues into trash
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub to clean your hands

Visiting the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Because pregnant women and newborns are at high risk for severe illness if they become sick with the flu, visitors to the outpatient obstetric offices, labor and delivery unit, postpartum unit and all newborn nurseries (Blake 13 and 14, Ellison 13) are limited to healthy people over the age of 18 during flu season. If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact 617-724-2229.