Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition What Should I Do First?

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"My child was just referred to a gastroenterology specialist and I have no idea where to begin."

We understand that this is all very new for some parents and you may have questions such as, "What do I do first?" At Boston Children's Hospital, we're here to answer your questions and halp make this experience as easy as possible for you and your family. We'll guide you through, step by step.

Make an appointment

If your child has been diagnosed, or referred to us, with a GI condition, the first step is to schedule an appointment with us by calling 617-355-6058, if you don't already have one. Our menu driven phone directory will connect you to the right person. It will also allow you to refill a prescription, leave a message for a nurse if you have a question, or speak with someone if you have an immediate concern.

Get more information

The next step you may want to take is to find out more about your child's condition, possible treatments, services at Boston Children's, our GI and nutrition teams and our support services.

About our programs and services - You can also get information about Boston Children's world-renowned GI programs and services and how we may be able to help your child.

About why you should choose us - Our GI Program has been treating children with GI conditions for more than 65 years, and has successfully cared for some of the most complex cases. Our doctors and other clinicians are some of the best in the world and are as passionate about caring for children as they are about their medical specialties.

About our support services - A child's illness affects the entire family. In addition to our medical services, Boston Children's offers many family support services to help you and your family through this often difficult time.

Get answers to your questions - You may still have many questions as you and your fami8ly go through this experience. We are always here to answer all of your questions. Read our frequently asked questions to find out what other parents have wanted to know or call us with your questions at 617-355-6058.

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