Dermatology Program | Your Visit

Before your visit to Boston Children’s Hospital, check with your primary care doctor to see if an insurance referral is required and bring the appropriate referral forms and authorization numbers with you. In addition, you should bring:

  • the name and complete address of your child's primary care doctor
  • medical records including, but not limited to, their growth chart, immunization records, x-rays, blood tests, skin test results and medications
  • any forms required by your child’s daycare or school

Your dermatology appointment

Checking in

When you arrive at the hospital, sign in at a kiosk, either in the main lobby or on Fegan 6. You will be able to update any demographic information, as well as pay your copay or any existing balance on the account. After signing in at the kiosk, proceed to the front desk on Fegan 6 to complete your check in.

During your visit

You may be asked if you are willing to have your child participate in a clinical research study or clinical trial. All clinical research is approved by the Boston Children’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). Participation in any research study is always voluntary.

After your visit

After one of our providers has seen you, make sure:

  • prescriptions are refilled
  • school, camp or work forms are completed
  • additional testing visits or follow-up appointments are scheduled

You can access the patient portal to see your clinical notes, lab results or to contact your provider. At any time, do not hesitate to ask one of our staff for assistance or information.