Franciscan Children’s Pediatrics

Pediatrics (Primary Care)

Franciscan Children’s Pediatrics is dedicated to providing excellence in primary care for infants, children and adolescents. Our practice focuses on providing ongoing comprehensive care based on a patient-centered medical home model to assist families in the care of their children.

At Franciscan Children’s, we are committed to providing compassionate, personalized, and family-focused care so every kid can reach their fullest potential and live their best life. Our practice fosters and encourages long-term personal relationships between families and medical providers to promote childhood wellness. Valuing the diversity of the families we serve, we strive to provide culturally sensitive pediatric care that meets the needs of the diverse Allston-Brighton neighborhood and beyond.

About Our Program

Insurance

Franciscan Pediatrics accepts most health insurance plans.  Please contact your insurance company to ensure we are in-network providers for your specific plan.

Interpreter Services

Franciscan Children’s offers interpreter services to assist our non-English speaking patients and families.

Medical Home

To provide you and your children with the best possible primary care, we are in the process of becoming a certified Patient-Centered Medical Home. We will be increasingly emphasizing collaborative care in a team structure, with you and your child at the center of our team. Part of this effort will include improving our accessibility to you, and providing care as efficiently as possible.

For children with chronic medical or behavioral conditions, we will be moving toward a system of care coordination in connection with the other care providers you visit, both at Franciscan Children’s as well as in the larger pediatric care community in Greater Boston.

Mental Health Screenings

The emotional well-being of your child is a central focus of our practice. During most well child visits we conduct screenings for behavioral and developmental problems. Our co-located mental health clinician, a Clinical Social Worker, is available in the clinic for consultation at the time of your visit and as a part of your child’s health care team. The purpose of this consultation is to offer help when habits, behaviors, stress, worry, emotional or learning concerns are interfering with a child and adolescent’s health, happiness and wellbeing. This integrated service is closely linked to Franciscan’s outstanding Mental Health department.

New Patients

All of our pediatricians and nurse practitioners are accepting new patients of all ages, and we are eager to provide exceptional primary care for your family.

Are you expecting a new baby? For first-time expecting parents, we offer a brief “meet and greet” opportunity for you to come in to meet one of our pediatricians or nurse practitioners before your baby is born.

For more information about our pediatricians and nurse practitioners, please see our “Meet the Staff” section below. You can get to know our team by clicking on their names to see their bios.

Want to make an appointment? Just give us a call to get started at 617-779-1500.

So that we can prepare for your first visit and avoid delays, new patients should try to bring their prior health records to the clinic before their first appointments. This is particularly important for vaccine records.

Our Team

The Franciscan Children’s Pediatrics team goes beyond our board-certified doctors and nurse practitioners. Our front desk staff, nurses, medical assistants and integrated mental health clinician will all be a part of your child’s health care team. Each member of our team serves a valuable role in promoting your child’s health and well-being, and we are proud of their dedication to delivering excellence in care to your family.

FAQ: What is a Nurse Practitioner?

We’re often asked about our Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and what their role is in the Franciscan Children’s Pediatrics program. Nurse Practitioners are registered nurses who have advanced training and education in a specialty area. At Franciscan Children’s Pediatrics, our NPs specialize in Pediatrics, which means that they are qualified to care for our patients during health and illness. During your appointments, our Nurse Practitioners will meet with you to provide a range of primary care services to your child. Our care teams work collaboratively – NPs work in partnership with your child’s physician to manage your child’s health care needs, foster strong long term relationships between providers and families, and promote childhood wellness.

For more information on Nurse Practitioners, please visit the KidsHealth website here.

For more information about our pediatricians and nurse practitioners, please see our “Meet the Staff” section below. You can get to know our team by clicking on their names to see their bios.

Schedule of Routine Care

It is important to see babies and young children frequently for routine care. At Franciscan Children’s Pediatrics, we see all newborns within a few days after birth. After that initial appointment, the routine schedule of visits is as follows:

  • 1-2 weeks
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months

Beginning at  two years of age, we see our patients once per year for a check-up or physical. These routine visits are important for monitoring and promoting good health and development. Routine immunizations are provided at most infant/toddler visits and at certain other ages following the standard guidelines for childhood immunization.

Specialty Services

In addition to providing comprehensive and preventive care from birth, we offer an array of specialty services on-site including:

We also work very closely with other hospitals for specialty services that are not available at Franciscan Children’s.

Patient and Family Resources

Appointments

To schedule an appointment, you can reach us at any time by calling 617-779-1500. Typically, we are available for same-day appointments, or within a day or two. We prioritize same-day appointments for sick children. While we can usually accommodate patients who come to the clinic without appointments, it is always best to call before coming in so that we can serve you more efficiently and avoid waits and delays.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the appointment time to complete registration and co-payment collection. Co-payments are due and insurance cards must be presented at the time of visit.

Please make sure your health insurance is active before coming to your appointment. If your insurance is not active or the information is not correct we have Patient Financial Services on site to assist with most insurance issues, but in some instances you may be asked to reschedule.

Form Requests

We will provide a school physical exam form at every check-up or physical. Always keep the original and make copies to give out for schools, camps, or sports programs. Sometimes, such as for some colleges, a specific form must be filled out. If you need another copy of your form, or to have a specific form completed, please call us at 617-779-1500 and allow seven days for us to prepare it.

Patient Portal

Coming soon, we will be rolling out our on-line Patient Portal. The Portal will provide patients and their families with access to their health information online, at any time, from anywhere. You also will be able to request appointments and prescription refills as well as send us secure messages.

Prescription Refills

The quickest and most efficient way to request a refill is to contact your pharmacy.  Your pharmacy will send us a fax or electronic request. You can also call us at 617-779-1500 during normal weekday business hours to request refills. Please call us at least 3 days before you need the medication.

Specialist Referrals

If you have a new concern about your child’s health, it may be helpful to schedule an appointment with your child’s doctor or nurse practitioner to discuss it first. If your concern is about an existing problem, or you have already discussed it with your child’s doctor or nurse practitioner, please call us at 617-779-1500 to request insurance authorization for the visit with the specialist.

To complete the referral process for specialists outside of Franciscan Children’s, we will need the specialist’s:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone #
  • Fax #
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) #
  • Date of the Appointment

Contact Us

Contact Franciscan Children's Pediatrics

Phone: 617-779-1500

Fax: 617-779-1480

Franciscan Children’s
30 Warren St.
Brighton, MA 02135

Directions and Parking

Franciscan Pediatrics is located at 30 Warren Street, Brighton, MA.  Please use Parking Lot A and take advantage of our complimentary valet services.

For more detailed directions, please visit our Get Directions page here.

Office Hours

Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM– 5:00 PM.

Currently, we do not offer evening or weekend appointments; however coming soon, in early 2017, we plan to extend our hours of operation for urgent care to evenings and then weekends.

Please note, Franciscan Children’s is not an emergency facility. In case of an emergency contact 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency center.

For medical advice after hours, calls are answered by our nurse telephone triage service. These calls are managed by skilled registered nurses who can provide medical advice, as well as, schedule next day appointments to see one of our providers if needed.

Meet the Staff

For appointments during office hours, please call 617-779-1500.

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