AN OPEN LETTER TO MARTHA ELIOT HEALTH CENTER PATIENTS FROM DR. JAMES MANDELL, CEO OF BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Over the past year, Boston Children's has been evaluating our strategy for Martha Eliot as we endeavor to make the best decisions about how to deliver optimal care to the children and adolescents of Boston. After much deliberation, Boston Children’s leadership recently decided that we must focus Boston Children’s expertise and resources solely on providing patient care and developing community health and outreach programs for those we know best—the children and adolescents of the community.
Over the next several months, we will refocus MEHC's services on children and adolescents alone and transfer care of adult patients to other providers in the community.
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS ACCEPTING NEW ADULT PATIENTS.
Boston Children's is not changing its mission. We remain firmly committed to improving the health of children and adolescents in Boston and we will continue to operate and support community health and outreach efforts that address the needs of Boston's children and teens.
Patients who have questions about their care should speak to their health care provider at Martha Eliot about the transition process. You may also call the special help line we have set up in our Center for Families at Boston Children's at 1-855-281-5730.
A letter explaining this change was mailed to all the patients and families of Martha Eliot in January. You may read them on the links below:
Letter to Martha Eliot patients and families
Carta a los pacientes y sus familias
OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT PATIENTS
We have been here to support you and your family for over 40 years, and we are proud to continue to care for your children and teens. All of our pediatric and adolescent services are continuing.
We are currently engaging members of the local community in a process to gather information about the kinds of pediatric and adolescent services they think belong at Martha Eliot. This process will include meeting with local Jamaica Plain community organizations, child-serving agencies, patients and families, community health centers, other pediatric practices, school leaders, public health experts, and elected officials.
Our plan is to work with you and listen to your input. Please watch our website for further information or feel free to visit us at the center. We welcome your feedback.
ABOUT THE CENTER
Located at 75 Bickford St. in Jackson Square, Jamaica Plain, Martha Eliot Health Center is housed in a state-of-the-art 25,345 square foot building with 21 exam rooms. Each year, more than 120 employees, consisting of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, therapists, nutritionists, social workers, and patient service representatives serve thousands of patients from throughout Greater Boston.
We partner with numerous community organizations and host several health fairs and events throughout the year to raise awareness about the importance of preventive care. At MEHC, we are proud to serve a diverse patient population.
Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to serving your pediatric and adolescent health care needs.
We have the following departments:
(click on the department you would like to visit)
Boston Moves for Health
Hey Boston! It’s time to MAKE YOUR MOVE!!
Boston Moves for Health is a citywide campaign led by Mayor Thomas M. Menino to get everyone in Boston moving toward better health and building a healthier city. The Mayor has challenged the city to lose one million pounds and to move (walk, run, hop, swim, skip!) 10 million miles. We need your help to reach these goals!
Join the challenge for free at www.BostonMovesforHealth.org. You can create a profile, set and track personal health goals, map walks and runs, find new workout routines, get nutrition tips, and team up with friends to coordinate group activities and support each other along the way to a healthier lifestyle. You can also set up email reminders and alerts with suggested workout routines. BostonMovesForHealth.org also features a community calendar with health and fun events and activities all over the city. There is also a resource directory to help you find places to get out and get active in Boston.