Existing patients may contact the practice through Mass General Brigham Patient Gateway.

Do I need Urgent Care?

Staffed by MGH Geriatric Medicine's own team of doctors and nurse practitioners, Urgent Care helps to avoid unnecessary long visits to the Emergency Department or Walk-in Clinic. Call our office at 617-726-4600, and our team will evaluate your situation and determine whether Urgent Care meets your medical needs. Though you may not see your PCP during Urgent Care, our team will keep your doctor informed and involved in your care.

How do I contact the on-call physician?

After business hours, 5:00 pm-8:30 am, our operator will page the on-call physician who will return your call and help determine the best way for you to get the care you need.

When should I contact the on-call physician?

Contact the Senior Health office for:
  • Back Pain
  • Coughs, Colds, Viruses
  • Infections
  • Minor Bone Injuries
  • Minor Cuts and Scrapes
  • Muscle Pain and Sprains
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Rashes
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Other non life-threatening illness
Visit the Emergency Department or dial 911 for:
  • Major Burns
  • Symptoms of Heart Attack
  • Convulsions/Seizures
  • Vomiting Blood
  • Fainting or Dizzy Spells
  • Poisoning
  • Serious Accidents/Injuries
  • Severe Bleeding
  • Symptoms of Stroke
  • Other life-threatening illness