Children's Garden Pediatrics 617-441-9276
Children's Garden Pediatrics 617-441-9276

New Patients | Children's Garden Pediatrics

Expectant parents/new babies:

Congratulations! Choosing a pediatrician is an exciting decision, but it can be confusing as well. If you are an expectant parent, we offer prenatal Meet and Greet appointments free of charge so that you can come and see what we are all about. A prenatal meet and greet visit is not required for a newborn to be seen in our office, but we’d love to have the opportunity to meet you ahead of time to answer any questions you may have about how our practice works. Please call the office to schedule.

Give us a call after your child has been born to set up an initial visit. This first visit is usually 2-3 days after hospital discharge, though occasionally can be even sooner. Please remember to bring the packet that was given to you at hospital discharge to your first visit. 

Babies born at Mount Auburn Hospital will generally be seen by Dr. James, while babies born at all other hospitals will be seen by a house pediatrician, who will communicate any important information to our office at the time of discharge.  

All other new patients:

We also offer Meet and Greet visits for families of older babies and kids thinking of transferring to the practice. 

Prior to your child’s first visit, please contact your previous pediatrician to have your old records transferred, if you don’t already have a copy. You can use this records request form. We require that the immunization record be available at the first visit, but it’s great to have all of the other records ahead of time as well!

For all new patients, please arrive 15 minutes early to complete demographic and personal/ family health history information.

Accepted insurances

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tricare
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO