Pediatric Primary Care

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The pediatric primary care department at the Martha Eliot Health Center provides services to children from birth to age 13.

Physical Exams:

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends routine physical exams with a pediatrician at the following ages:

  • 1 week
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • Once a year from 3 to 18 years

These appointments help ensure that your child is growing well and developing normally. At each well child visit, appropriate immunizations are given and a full assessment of your child is done. We provide anticipatory guidance and ensure all your questions are answered. Please call at least two months in advance to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician.


If you need medical advice or want to make an appointment for a sick child, please call the Patient Service Center. We have same day appointments available and our nurses are available to answer any questions. Please call for an appointment even if you need to be seen the same day. We also offer 24-hour phone coverage in case of an emergency.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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