Boston Children’s Hospital



For more than 140 years, Boston Children’s Hospital has been a worldwide leader in pediatric care and the treatment of complex diseases and conditions. Our internationally renowned team of physicians and nurses schedules more than 500,000 visits and performs more than 25,000 procedures annually, making us one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the world. Ranked the #1 children’s hospital in the US in 2016-2017, Boston Children’s is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and is home to the largest pediatric research enterprise in the country.

300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Patient Services

The International Patient Center at Boston Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive case coordination for international patients, from pre-arrival planning to post-discharge follow-up. Each family is assigned a dedicated case coordinator who serves as the family’s personal guide to the hospital and assists the family at every stage of care. Multilingual hospital orientation videos are also available through the hospital website.

International patients receive additional support through the International Medical Service (IMS), a group of consulting physicians who follow international patients through their journey at the hospital. The IMS physicians provide insight to the broader medical and administrative staff, improve continuity of care, fine-tune care coordination, and personalize the international family’s experience.

Boston Children’s Hospital provides interpreter services free of charge in a wide variety of languages. Interpreters on staff include Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Hebrew, and more. Interpreters for less common languages can be provided on request or contacted on short notice via live video.

Service Lines

  • Cardiac
  • Dermatology
  • Digestive Health
  • Endocrinology
  • General Surgery
  • Neuroscience (Neurology & Neurosurgery)
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Primary Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology
  • Transplant
  • Urology

International Solutions

Boston Children’s Hospital provides consulting on pediatric health care governance and operations. The hospital is also known for its offerings in medical simulation through the SimPeds program ( and distributes free educational content to a global community of pediatric practitioners through its e-learning platform, OPENPediatrics ( Observerships (both clinical and administrative) are customized seminars and are available through the International Health Education Program.

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