Department of Neurology Patient Resources

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Contact the Department of Neurology

  • 617-355-6388
  • International: +1-617-355-5209
  • Schedule An Appointment: M-F 8:00am - 8:00pm

If your child is suffering from headaches

Headaches are a common and anxiety-provoking problem in children and teens. Learn more about headaches, how you and your child can try to prevent them, and when you should call your health care provider.

Coming to Boston Children’s

Boston Children’s For Patients and Families website introduces you to the wide array of support services available to families at Boston Children’s. The hospital experience tab offers suggestions on how you can talk with your child about coming to the hospital.

Your appointment

At Boston Children’s Hospital, we consider you to be a central part of your child’s care team. We will work together with you to evaluate your child’s condition and to develop the best treatment plan for her.

At your first appointment in the Neurology department, we will depend on you to help us get to know your child and her condition. Please take the time to fill out any forms we send you. These will help us better understand your concerns and questions and your child’s medical history. Some of these forms are also available below. Note that many subspecialty programs use different forms

Required documentation mailed to you prior to your appointment. Please bring the completed forms with you:

  • Address list of referring practitioner and other professionals involved in your child’s care. Please also bring any necessary referrals with you to your appointment.
  • Patient, Guarantor and insurance information sheet. Please also bring insurance cards and any other necessary insurance information with you to your appointment.

Special forms mailed to you prior to your appointment. Please bring the completed forms with you:

  • Health and Development History – Checklist of Parent Observations
  • Health and Development History – Checklist of Teacher Observations (This is a questionnaire for a teacher. Please make sure we need this form before asking one of your child’s teachers to fill it out).

We may also ask you to send medical records from previous evaluations your child may have had at other facilities.

On the day of your appointment, it is important that you allow 30-45 minutes to park and register. Directions are available here. Please note that if you are late, we may need to reschedule your appointment.

If you are coming to one of our subspecialty programs, please visit that program’s “Your appointment” tab for program-specific information about how to get ready for your appointment.

If you are coming to our laboratories for a diagnostic test, you and your child probably have a lot of questions about what to expect. Visit our “Resources” page for information about these tests, including a slideshow of a patient undergoing a test.

Our technologists specialize in working with children: Your child will be tested by someone who is dedicated to providing excellent, compassionate care for your child. You can stay with your child throughout testing.

If you have billing and insurance questions prior to your visit please contact our Business Office at 617-919-4330.

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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