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To schedule an appointment with a pediatrician, please call 617-889-8520.
For other pediatric specialties, please call 888-644-3248.
As part of the MGH Chelsea Health Center, we serve families from birth to age 21. We do urgent and routine care; do physical exams, provide all recommended immunizations, lab tests and X-rays; we offer some mental health counseling and can connect you with community mental health partners. We help new parents prepare for the birth of their baby and we see newborns at MGH. For adolescents we have a variety of special medical and counseling services. We can take care of adolescent parents and their children during the same appointment.
The Medical Home… is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective care. We strive to make you know that you and your child are the most important part of the health care team. See "About this Program" for more information.
Our practice would like to be available when you need us, 24/7. Sign up for our online patient portal: Patient Gateway. You can send us secure questions, check lab results, pay doctor’s bills, and request refills, referrals, and appointments all via Patient Gateway: accessible through computer or smart phones. Our staff will help you sign up – Please ask! Learn more about how to enroll in Patient Gateway.
Most of our staff speaks Spanish, and we have access to interpreting services including sign language.
We reserve appointments every day for sick visits. Please call 617-889-8520 as early as possible; a nurse will get back to you within 1 hour.
We also have 24 hour coverage after hours and on weekends, with nurses available to answer questions and offer medical advice. There is always a pediatrician on call for back up as well. Call our main number 617-889-8520 and you will be connected to our answering service.
For Routine Appointments
Call 617-889-8520. Contacting your child’s provider: Please remember that she/he may not be in the office every day, but a member of your child healthcare team will get back to you within one working day.
To Obtain a ReferralCall 617-889-8520 (8:30 am – 5 pm) if your child needs a referral to a specialist. Indicate your child’s problem or reason for the visit, the specialist name, the practice location, and the date of the appointment.
Prescription RefillsCall 617-889-8520 or use Patient Gateway and leave:
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The Medical Home… is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective care. We strive to make you know that you and your child are the most important part of the health care team.
We work as a team to deliver the highest quality of care. Your health care team will include a primary care provider, nurse, medical assistant and administrative assistant. Together we will take care of your medical and developmental needs. We might invite other practice members to help take care of your family, like our Health Beginning Infant and Parent Specialist, Asthma Coach, Teenage Advocate or Social Worker.
You can ask any member of your team questions and each member will ask you different questions to make sure your child and family receive the best medical care possible. We all work together!
Help Us to Help You and Your Family!
The Healthy Beginnings program combines two models, Healthy Families America and Healthy Steps, for young children, and expands home visiting services to vulnerable, high risk mothers and families and embeds child development specialists into well-child visits from the child's 0 - 3 years to support all parents. Learn more.
Faced with health problems that included two sons with heart defects, one family found skilled and caring partners at the MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center.
Chelsea Adolescent & Pediatric Practice
Main Line#: 617-889-8520Main Fax #: 617-889-8571Nurses Fax #: 617-887-4040Medical Referral Coordinator: Rosemary Santiago 617-887-4309Office & Special Program Coordinator: Eloisa Palma 617-887-4320Healthy Beginning Community Out Reach Workers:Tania Soares 617-887- 3802Kristin Dennison 617-887- 4324Laura Brozenske 617-887- 4194Pediatric Social Worker: Bonnie Fishman, Licsw 617-887-3817Asthma Coordinator: Erik Hinderlie 617-887-3846Adolescent Health Coach: Andrea Barboza 617-887-4213Pediatric Financial Counselor-Janet Galarza 617-887-3524
Requests for complete medical records need to be directed to Somerville Correspondence main number 617- 726-2361.
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