Resources for Patients and Families

At Boston Children's Hospital, we strive to make your and your child's experience coming here — and staying here — as pleasant as possible. We understand a hospital visit can sometimes be difficult and overwhelming, and we offer many amenities that we hope will make your time here more comfortable.

Why choose us?

We provide a variety of clinicians to help deliver the best possible care. Our physicians and nurses has been recognized by a number of independent organizations for overall excellence. Learn more about what sets us apart from our competition.

Doctor examining a boy, who is sitting in his dad

Self-check-in kiosks

When you arrive at Boston Children's, head to one of the self-service kiosks in the lobby. Use the touch screen to check in for your appointment, update personal information and make any necessary copays. If you prefer, you're always welcome to check in at the front desk instead.

Second opinion

When your child is sick, finding the right path forward can feel overwhelming. We’re here to help. An expert second opinion from the #1 children’s hospital in the country will give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your child’s health is in the hands of the world’s leading experts.

Boston Children's Hospital has been named the #1 children's hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Report for the fifth year in a row! It's an honor that we could not have achieved without you. On behalf of every member of our Boston Children's team, thank you for inspiring us to be bolder, dream bigger, and make the impossible possible for our patients and families.

Sandra L. Fenwick, CEO

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