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Patient Resources | Overview

Properly managing IBD symptoms goes well beyond just medical treatment — it requires work and understanding from the patient and his or her family. Our patients and their families routinely meet with a team of Boston Children's educators who teach them about their condition and its treatment. We believe that the more our patients know about their IBD and its management, the easier it is to control.

We have several types of digital, printed, and video materials for families, all centered on IBD education and management

Nutrition and IBD

Living with IBD guides from Boston Children’s experts

The Boston Children’s IBD Center is dedicated to helping our patients lead the healthiest lives possible. Central to that goal is combining our outstanding medical care with comprehensive, ongoing patient and family support.

Our team helps patients and their families understand IBD, learn how to manage it, and cope with all related challenges along the way.

Download these helpful guides created by Boston Children’s IBD specialists:

Watch: Caroline's IBD journey

External Crohn’s disease resources

External ulcerative colitis resources

IBD resources for international patients

Boston Children's Global Services is a dedicated resource for patients and families from countries outside the United States. Global Services:

  • facilitates the medical review of patient records
  • assists with scheduling appointments
  • provides assistance with customs and immigration
  • helps coordinate transportation
  • assists with arranging hotel lodging and other housing accommodations

You may contact Global Services by phone at +1-617-355-5209 or via email at

Make an appointment

For more information, appointments or a second opinion, please call the Boston Children’s IBD Center at 617-355-6058 or request an appointment online.