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Patient Resources | Overview

  • The Experience Journal, developed by Boston Children’s psychiatrist-in-chief David DeMaso, MD, and his team, is an online collection of stories, photos, and anecdotes from patients, their families and their clinicians about coping with a variety of medical experiences. Special sections of the journal are devoted to living with depression, ADHD, and grief and bereavement.
  • Boston Children’s Hale Family Center for Families is dedicated to helping families locate the information and resources they need to better understand their child’s particular condition and take part in their care. All patients, families, and health professionals are welcome to use the center’s services at no extra cost. Please call 617-355-6279 for more information.
  • Boston Children’s Care for Children with Medical Complexity delivers essential medical care to children with birth defects, genetic disorders, and other multifaceted health care needs. Please call 617-355-6162 for more information.
  • Boston Children's Department of Spiritual Care (chaplaincy) is a source of spiritual support for parents and family members. Our program includes clergy members — representing Episcopal, Jewish, Lutheran, Muslim, Roman Catholic, United Methodist, and United Church of Christ traditions — who will listen to you, pray with you and help you observe your own faith practices during your child’s treatment.
  • Boston Children's Global Services is a dedicated resource for patients and families from countries outside the United States. The center can provide assistance with everything from reviewing medical records to setting up appointments and locating lodging. Contact the center by phone at +1-617-355-5209 or via email at