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  • 1-617-355-6680

When your child is diagnosed with a mental health disorder, the questions, acronyms and sense of worry can seem endless—and sometimes overwhelming. Browse through the sections below for some helpful information that can give you the answers, advice and support you're looking for.

Patient resources at Boston Children's

  • The Experience Journal, developed by Boston Children’s psychiatrist-in-chief David DeMaso, MD, and his team, is an online collection of stories, photos and anecdotes from patients, their families and their clinicians about coping with a variety of medical experiences. Special sections of the journal are devoted to living with depression, ADHD and grief and bereavement.
  • Boston Children’s Complex Care Service delivers essential medical care to children with birth defects, genetic disorders and other multifaceted health care needs. Please call 617-355-6162 for more information.
  • Boston Children’s Center for Families is dedicated to helping families locate the information and resources they need to better understand their child’s particular condition and take part in their care. All patients, families and health professionals are welcome to use the Center’s services at no extra cost. Please call 617-355-6279 for more information.
  • Boston Children's Chaplaincy is a source of spiritual support for parents and family members. Our program includes clergy members—representing Episcopal, Jewish, Lutheran, Muslim, Roman Catholic, United Methodist, and United Church of Christ traditions—who will listen to you, pray with you and help you observe your own faith practices during your child’s treatment.
  • Boston Children's International Health Services is a dedicated resource for patients and families from countries outside the United States. The center can provide assistance with everything from reviewing medical records to setting up appointments and locating lodging. Contact the center by phone at 01-617-355-5209 or via e-mail at international.center@childrens.harvard.edu.
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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