Rheumatology Program | Your Visit

Preparing for your visit to the Rheumatology Program

Before your visit to Boston Children’s Hospital, check with your primary care doctor to see if an insurance referral is required for your visit 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

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

A typical consultation visit to the Rheumatology Program will take about one to two hours for new patients and 30 to 60 minutes for returning patients. 

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.