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Your Visit | Overview

The Orthopedic Center at Boston Children's Hospital is one of the busiest pediatric orthopedic practices in the country. We care for pediatric, adolescent and young adult patients with all types of orthopedic conditions — from broken bones to sports-related injuries and complex disorders — from around the globe, across the U.S. and New England.

We are committed to providing comprehensive, family-centered, compassionate care for you and your child and want to make sure your experience is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

  • Parking and directions: Parking services at the Boston Children’s Main Campus buildings on Longwood Avenue in Boston include a Patient and Family Garage with a sky bridge to our main entrance on 300 Longwood Avenue. We also offer valet parking 24 hours a day. For travel or parking information for any of our satellite locations, please select the specific facility you are interested in visiting under the Locations section of our website.
  • Preparing your child for a hospital visit:& The best way to prepare a child for a hospital visit depends, in part, on the child’s personality and stage of development. These age-related guidelines can help you frame the conversation.
  • The day of surgery: Surgery day starts with a check-in at the admitting office one-and-a-half hours before the scheduled operation. Learn more about what to expect on surgery day.
  • Your child’s tests: Your child’s orthopedic doctor may order one or several tests to better understand your child’s condition. Learn more about the kinds of imaging tests we commonly use in the Orthopedic Center.
  • Your child’s team: You will probably encounter several different types of health care professionals during your child's hospital experience. Here’s information about who they are and what they do.
  • Your hospital stay: Helpful things to know when you or your child has an overnight stay at Boston Children’s Hospital, such as who can visit when and how to help your child feel more comfortable.
  • Patient activities: Boston Children’s offers a wide variety of activities and programs to help patients feel as comfortable as possible during their time at the hospital.
  • Discharge and follow-up: When you leave the hospital, you should understand your child’s discharge plan and have their follow-up appointment scheduled.
  • Going home: As much as your child may look forward to returning home after a hospital stay, it often takes time to settle back in. These are some tips about possible ways your child may behave, and how you can help them re-adjust to life at home.
  • Insurance and financial information: Helpful information and links related to the financial side of your treatment at Boston Children’s.