New Patient Registration | Longwood Pediatrics

Our providers

Since we opened our doors in 1935, our practice has been consistently rated as one of the best in the Boston area for comprehensive pediatric care. Longwood Pediatrics is the medical home for all our patients. As a medical home, we work as a team and collaborate with all our patients’ providers to deliver complete care. We have an experienced staff of physicians and nurse practitioners. All of our physicians and nurse practitioners are Board Certified in Pediatrics. All of our physicians hold faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School, and are actively involved in teaching Harvard Medical School students and Boston Children’s Hospital pediatric residents.

Insurances we accept

Please make sure to bring your insurance card to every visit so we can verify that we have the correct information. Co-payments are expected at the time of visit. Please see our financial policy for additional information.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (all products)
  • Children’s Medical Security Plan
  • Cigna
  • Commonwealth Care through BCBS and HPHC
  • Fallon Community Health Plan (Select care/Commonwealth Plan PPO/Network Direct)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Plans
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)/Coventry)
  • Humana (Tricare East Region)
  • MassHealth Standard
  • Multiplan (PHCS)
  • Neighborhood Health Plan (commercial plans only)
  • Tufts Health Plan (except for Spirit and Select plans)
  • Tufts Health together with Boston Children’s ACO
  • Tufts Health Public Direct
  • Unicare
  • United Health Care
  • Most indemnity Insurances
  • Tufts Together with Boston Children Standard

Information for new parents

If you are delivering your baby at Brigham and Women’s Hospital or Beth Israel Hospital, you will be asked at delivery who your baby's pediatrician will be. Let them know that you have chosen Longwood Pediatrics, and they will contact us about your baby's birth. One of our doctors will come to examine your baby at these hospitals. If you are delivering your baby at another hospital, the hospital pediatrician should tell you when to follow up in our office.

Before discharge, the baby will be screened for heart disease, jaundice, and hearing loss and receive a Hepatitis B vaccination as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The doctor that cared for your baby in the hospital will tell you when they feel your baby should be seen next. This usually happens 1-3 days after going home to make sure your baby is feeding well and that they have not become jaundiced or lost too much weight. We always have room in our schedules to see newborns, seven days a week. We do recommend that you book this appointment before leaving the hospital. Please call us at 617-277-7320.

New patient registration

Thank you for choosing Longwood Pediatrics as your child's patient-centered medical home. We are honored to have you as part of our team. In order to provide you and your family the best possible care, it is very important that we have access to your child's previous medical records. This will allow us an opportunity to review the records and be familiar with your child's past medical history, medications, and immunizations before meeting. We understand obtaining records can be challenging.

To enroll in our practice, please fill out the form below. Our new patient coordinator will contact you within 2 business days to help set up your first appointment. Please fill out this Authorization to receive medical records from another practice and ask your previous provider to send your medical records directly to us. We suggest that you follow up with us in a few weeks to ensure we have received your records. If you have hard copies of your records, our new patient coordinator will help you upload them to our portal.

 

If you have questions about this process, or have issues with computer access, please call the office at 617-277-7320 and ask for our new patient coordinator. We want to make this process as simple as possible. We look forward to meeting you!

If you would like to schedule a follow up appointment or a routine physical appointment, please either call the office between 8:30a.m. & 5:30p.m. on weekdays or log into the patient portal. Please note that when using the patient portal to request an appointment, you will receive a response within 3 to 5 business days.

Our schedules are released for booking 1 year in advance on the 1st of the month. Due to the high volume of routine physical appointments, especially during the summer months, it is important that you call the office to schedule your appointment as soon as possible.

There are several routine/well visits within the first 2 years of life, and then an annual check-up is recommended for all children starting after age 2 years.

Please note that we do not have walk-in appointments available. If you want a sibling to be seen with another child, please call so we can be prepared for the visit. Please allow time for traffic and parking. If you arrive more than 20 minutes late for your appointment, you may be asked to reschedule. Despite all our efforts to maintain an on-time schedule, sometimes the providers run late due to unexpected emergencies.

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