Helping children lead healthy lives
When you have a sick child, nothing is more comforting than knowing a doctor is available, whether it’s early morning or in the evening after work. At Floating Hospital for Children’s General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine Practice, conveniently located in downtown Boston, we have caring, expert doctors and nurses and flexible hours and services unique to a major academic medical center. Our fast growing program – we see over 25,000 children a year – is always ready to take on new patients, with same-day visits when needed. Here, you’ll find:
- After-work hours until 7:30 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 9 am–1 pm on Saturday.
- An on-call pediatrician, 24 hours a day.
What we offer
At our practice, you’ll have access to:
- A comprehensive range of pediatric primary care services, including school physicals, well-baby check-ups and immunizations.
- Pediatric physicians experienced in dealing with issues affecting adolescents, including menstrual and eating disorders, gynecological issues and contraception.
- Additional services such as a dietician on staff to help work with children with weight problems and also with young athletes, who can discuss their unique nutritional goals and concerns.
- A network of social workers to do mental health referrals.
- Lactation consultants to work with nursing mothers.
- Lab and radiology resources with no need to make a trip outside the hospital for tests or x-rays.
Vaccines and resources
Recent outbreaks of preventable childhood diseases emphasize the necessity of vaccination for all children. Regular medical care includes immunizations, which are an important part of your child’s total health care. The following information will tell you what you need to know about the routine immunizations we administer and explain why it’s important to make sure your child is vaccinated on time. It is our expectation that all patients in our practice receive the immunizations currently mandatory in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
As fellows of the AAP, the physicians at Tufts Medical Center practice according to the guidelines and recommendations of this organization of over 45,000 pediatricians. This site covers many health-related topics, including vaccinations.
Immunization Action Coalition
National Immunization Program
This website is the official home of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Parents can link directly to the National Immunization program. Answers to many vaccine-related questions can be found here.
National Network for Immunization Information
Vaccinating Your Child-Q&A for the Concerned Parent (2000) Sharon Humiston, MD, MPH; Cynthia Good, and Bill Atkinson.
Vaccines: What Every Parent Should Know (1999) Paul Offit, MD and Louis Bell, MD.