Martha Eliot | Overview
Whether it’s a simple treatment or a complex procedure, we understand that you want the best care for your child. Boston Children's at Martha Eliot provides primary and preventive care for children, adolescents, and young adults, including well-child appointments and sick visits.
For more than 50 years, Boston Children’s Hospital has operated this site located in the vibrant Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. From its early beginnings in the Bromley-Heath housing development up until today, Boston Children’s at Martha Eliot has provided health care and improved the health of countless children and young adults.
At Boston Children’s at Martha Eliot, we embrace the concept of a patient-centered medical home, which means that we deliver care based on each child’s distinct needs.
Our staff members are fluent in English, Spanish, and French Creole. Onsite interpreter services for other languages are available for appointments scheduled in advance.
Programs & services
As a part of Boston Children’s Hospital, one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals, Boston Children’s at Martha Eliot provides best-in-class care for children, adolescents, and young adults. Our optometry department serves patients of all ages.
Primary Care at Martha Eliot is dedicated to helping parents and guardians raise happy and healthy children. We see patients beginning at birth and will follow your child through the important milestones of their development. Our dedicated staff of medical providers, nurses, social workers, dietitians, and Child Life specialists provides well-child care, including routine immunizations, health education, and care for acute illnesses.
Behavioral Health at Martha Eliot offers a range of specialized treatment to meet the behavioral health needs of patients who receive their primary care at Martha Eliot. Our team includes psychologists, social workers, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, and a child and adolescent psychiatrist.
Boston Children’s Hospital Early Intervention (EI) at Martha Eliot provides family-centered services to support the developmental progress of eligible children. EI is a program for infants and toddlers younger than three years old who have developmental delays or are at risk of a developmental delay.
The Optometry Department at Boston Children’s at Martha Eliot provides comprehensive eye care for patients of all ages. The residency-trained optometrists and staff perform comprehensive eye examinations, diagnose and treat general eye conditions, and prescribe glasses and contact lenses.
Other services provided
ABCD Family Planning Services at Boston Children’s at Martha Eliot provides free and confidential family services, including pregnancy, STD, and HIV protection and testing, pregnancy options counseling, emergency contraception, condom education, and information about sexual health. Family planning services are free and based on your consent, so you will not be asked questions about income or insurance information, and you do not need the permission of a parent or a guardian for a visit. Information about your family planning visit will not be shared with anyone, including your parents or guardian, without your permission (with a few exceptions to this basic rule).
Services are available to all teens regardless of their sexual identity or orientation, and you are not required to be a Martha Eliot patient or to bring identification documents to receive these services. Our staff speaks English and Spanish, and an interpreter is also available for other languages. To make an appointment, call 617-971-2100 to schedule an appointment with the family planning counselor.
Boston Children’s at Martha Eliot strives to provide a safe and convenient blood draw service with an emphasis on patient satisfaction. Under the management of Laboratory Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, the phlebotomy service combines a dedication to quality with kind and compassionate service. The staff is composed of carefully trained individuals with extensive experience drawing all ages, from newborn to geriatric patients. Our staff members are experts in comforting both body and mind as they ease patients’ anxiety while performing the venipuncture procedure as painlessly as possible.
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) provides free nutrition education, referrals, breastfeeding support, counseling, and supplemental foods to eligible pregnant, post-partum, and breast-feeding women, infants, and children under the age of 5. For more information on the program, contact the Martha Elliot WIC counselor, Myrta Montijo, at 617-971-2100 or firstname.lastname@example.org