MGHfC Pediatric Pain Program
Warren Building, 11th floor
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Information for Healthcare Professionals
Inpatient referrals: Consultation available upon request with Epic referral and paging 3-OUCH (36824)
Outpatient referrals can be completed in Epic by referring to Ambulatory Referral to Pediatric Pain.
About This Program
Care During COVID-19
Our dedicated physicians, nurses and staff are committed to providing the best possible care for children. We have taken unprecedented steps to ensure office visits and procedures are welcoming and safe. Your child’s health and safety is our top priority. Learn more.
The Pediatric Pain Program provides specialized care to infants, children, and adolescents who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic pain syndromes. We offer outpatient evaluation and treatment of pain from a specialized team consisting of a physician and a registered nurse.
Ongoing pain is disruptive. Pain may limit your child’s ability to participate in school, sports, and social activities as well as your ability to maintain a normal home routine and work schedule. When standard therapies including surgery and medications have not been effective, we offer children the physical and psychological tools they need to lead an active life and cope with pain.
Our team is able to consult with child life specialists, psychologists, psychiatrists, physical and occupational therapists to provide a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to pain management, if necessary. State-of-the-art techniques are used to provide safe and effective pain control for all children.
Outpatient Pediatric Pain Clinic
The Pediatric Pain Clinic provides interdisciplinary evaluation of children and adolescents with persistent pain issues and functional impairment. Our evaluation will help determine which treatments will be most effective in helping your child return to normal activities. We give your child or adolescent the skills to manage pain, and teach you how to support their efforts.
When to Seek Help
Whatever the source of your child’s pain, consider our pain clinic if your child:
- Misses school on a regular basis
- Has withdrawn from friends, social activities, sports, or other interests
- Is experiencing increased stress and/or symptoms of anxiety or depression related to pain
Meet the Team
Our team works with child life specialists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and physical and occupational therapists.
- Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Kristina DelTufo, RN