Resources for Patients and Families

Does your child need a flu shot? Yes, especially this year.

Have you and your children received your flu shots yet? If not, it’s important to get them as soon as possible — especially this year.

Will Boston Children’s have patient flu clinics this year?
What is a drive-up flu clinic?
Who can get their flu vaccine at the Boston Children’s patient flu clinic?


Save time today by scheduling your flu shot online through the MyChildren’s portal.

At Boston Children's Hospital, we strive to make your and your child's experience coming here — and staying here — as pleasant as possible. We understand a hospital visit can sometimes be difficult and overwhelming, and we offer many amenities that we hope will make your time here more comfortable.

Health Education Library

You can access a library of educational materials describing certain conditions, home care and treatments on our website. These materials were created by Boston Children’s Hospital providers and many were reviewed by patient families like you. These materials are for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnosis and treatment, please talk to your child’s provider.

a little girl and her mom pictured reading peacefully in the waiting room
Doctor examining a boy, who is sitting in his dad

Why choose us?

We provide a variety of clinicians to help deliver the best possible care. Our physicians and nurses has been recognized by a number of independent organizations for overall excellence. Learn more about what sets us apart from our competition.

Self-check-in kiosks

When you arrive at Boston Children's, head to one of the self-service kiosks in the lobby. Use the touch screen to check in for your appointment, update personal information and make any necessary copays. If you prefer, you're always welcome to check in at the front desk instead.

Second opinion

When your child is sick, finding the right path forward can feel overwhelming. We’re here to help. An expert second opinion from the #1 children’s hospital in the country will give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your child’s health is in the hands of the world’s leading experts.

We are proud to serve a broad and diverse patient population that often comes to us for answers they can't find anywhere else. This top ranking is a credit and a tribute to our extraordinary and deeply committed clinicians, researchers and so many others who dedicate every day to improving and advancing the health and well-being of all children.

Sandra L. Fenwick, CEO

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