Are you expecting?
Every other month, MIT Medical’s Pediatrics Service hosts a “Meet Pediatrics” session for expectant parents to ask questions, share concerns, and learn about our service. To find out about upcoming sessions, call us at 617-253-1505.
If you’re a patient with MIT Medical’s OB/GYN Service, your new baby will have at least one visit with an MIT pediatrics provider even before leaving the hospital. We’ll schedule an office visit for the baby during his or her first week at home. We also offer breastfeeding support for new mothers.
Take some time now to read about our providers, so you’ll be ready to choose a primary care provider (PCP) for your new baby. Your child’s PCP will coordinate your child’s care and will be the provider you see for most routine appointments. If the PCP you choose turns out not to be a good fit for your family, you can easily switch to another provider at any time.
Coming from another pediatric practice?
Welcome to MIT Medical! Do these four things for a seamless transition:
- Transfer your child’s medical record: If you have a copy of your child's medical record, including the immunization record, drop it off at least three days before your first appointment or fax it to 617-258-6102. Otherwise, ask your child's previous healthcare provider to send the record to MIT Medical Records Service, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, E23-023, Cambridge, MA 02139. Your child's immunization record must be translated into English.
- Fill out a medical history form for your child: Download and print this form, also available in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish, and fill it out at home. If you can, drop it off at least three days before your first appointment.
- Come to your first visit with…
- Your child’s immunization record: Ask your child’s previous healthcare provider for a copy if you don’t have one.
- Your child’s growth chart
- Your child’s medical history form: Download and print this form, also available in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish, and fill it out at home.
- Your child’s medical record, if you have it.
- Choose a primary care provider (PCP): You need to choose a PCP for your child before his or her first visit to MIT Medical. Your child’s PCP will coordinate your child’s care and will be the provider you see for most routine appointments. If the PCP you choose turns out not to be a good fit for your family, you can easily switch to another provider at any time. View available providers and fill out the PCP choice form online.
If you don’t speak English fluently, you can use our telephone-based interpreter service for office visits or phone calls. More than 140 languages are available. When you call or come to the office, just say, “I want to use the Language Line” or “I need an interpreter.”
You may sign up for a HealthELife account for a child younger than 14, and use the online portal to access your child’s medical information, view lab results, download and print a copy of your child’s latest physical exam, and request appointments and prescription refills.
Still have questions? See our HealthELife FAQ.