Childrens Hospital Primary Care Center (CHPCC) | Your Visit

Well Child Visits

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children have checkups in the first week of life--and then at 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, 30 months, 36 months and then every year after that.

We believe that a strong doctor-patient relationship is good for children and families, so always do our best to schedule well child visits with the family's primary care provider. To help us do so, please call 6 weeks before you need an appointment (if you have a newborn, we will schedule your first few visits with you at your first appointment with us).

Call our office during regular business hours to schedule well child visits. If for some reason you cannot come to a scheduled visit, please call so that we can reschedule--your child's health is important to us!

Immunizations

Most immunizations are given during well child visits, but sometimes all a child needs is a shot--such as during flu season, or when catching up on missed vaccines. For convenience, we offer easy-to-schedule immunization visits with our nurses.

Medication refills

Many medications can be refilled without a visit to the doctor. To find out if yours can, give us a call, preferably when you still have a few days' supply of medication left, as we are not always able to refill medications when given less than 2 days notice.

Before you call, check the medication container or talk to your pharmacist to be sure you don't already have a refill available.

You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 617-355-7701

 

 

Follow-up visits and visits for ongoing health problems

Some conditions, such as asthma, constipation, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or overweight need regular and more frequent visits with the doctor. As with well child visits, we work very hard to schedule these visits with your primary care doctor. Call during regular business hours to schedule these appointments. If you're not sure when or whether you need an appointment, ask to talk to one of our nurses.

Our Asthma Action Team helps children with asthma live normal, healthy lives. Talk to your doctor, or to one of our nurses, to find out if a visit with the Asthma Action Team would be a good idea for your child.

The Rainbow Program helps families of children with many or severe health problems. Our nurse practitioners and social workers work closely with our primary care providers and the specialists at Boston Children's Hospital to keep these children healthy and support their families.

Urgent care & sick visits

When your child is sick, hurt or there is something else that is worrying you, call us! Our nurses are always happy to talk to you and give you advice, and we offer same-day urgent care visits, including on weekend days and many holidays.

While some children do need to go to an emergency room, most concerns can be handled by our nurses and our urgent care doctors--in less time and with people who know you and your child. So if you are thinking of going to the emergency room, call us first!

We are available by phone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at 617 355-7701.