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James (Jim) J. O'Connell, MD

  • President, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program


Not Accepting New Patients



Primary Care


Clinical Interests
  • Homelessness
  • Substance abuse
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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News & Events

  • MGH past and future now highlighted online

    MGH Hotline 1.7.11 In honor of the MGH bicentennial, the hospital has launched a number of exciting new interactive features that allow the local and worldwide community to join in the celebration of the MGH’s 200th anniversary.

  • O'Connell named J.H. Kanter Prize Laureate

    MGH Hotline 08.21.09 James J. O'Connell, MD, of the MGH Department of Medicine, is known throughout Boston as a physician with a heart for the homeless.


Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program at MGH
15 Parkman Street
Medical Walk-In Unit
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone 1: 617-726-2707
Phone 2: 617-726-1818
Fax: 617-726-3838

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