Boston Children's at Martha Eliot | Departments

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.

We have the following departments at Boston Children’s at Martha Eliot:

Pediatrics Department

We are 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 and health education and care for acute illnesses.

Our programs:

Our team:

  • Alexandra Epee-Bounya, MD, Clinical Director (languages: French, Spanish)
  • Lara Antkowiak, MD (languages: Spanish)
  • Clement Bottino, MD
  • Rosemary Byrne, NP (languages: Spanish)
  • Kelly Chiu, MD (languages: Spanish, Mandarin)
  • Patricia Glidden, NP
  • Inyang Isong, MD (languages: Spanish)
  • Molly Jean-Mary, NP (languages: Spanish)
  • Maria Pearl, MD
  • Jessica Roth, MD (languages: Spanish)
  • Joleen Weissert, MD (languages: Spanish)
  • Kim Wilson, MD (languages: Spanish)

 

Adolescent Department

We provide medical, gynecological, nutritional, psychological care, and counseling to adolescent and young adult patients. Our team includes doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, and mental health counselors — all of whom specializes in the care of teenagers and young adults. We see patients between the ages of 13 and 25 years old.

Our hours:

  • Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Please call us at 617-971-2100 to make an appointment.

Our team:

  • Sophie Allende-Richter, MD Languages: French, German, Spanish
  • Patricia Glidden, NP
  • Joshua Borus, MD
  • Jennifer Mehigan, NP

 

Early Intervention Department

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 3 years old who have developmental delays or are at risk of a developmental delay. EI:

  • Supports families and caregivers
  • Helps infants and toddlers learn skills and develop independence
  • Uses individualized activities that fit into the child’s and family’s everyday life.

Any child up to the age of 3 may be eligible for EI services if the child:

  • Is not reaching expected developmental milestones
  • Has certain conditions that may result in a developmental delay
  • Has a history that may impact their development
  • EI is primarily a home/community based program providing a team approach to service delivery.

Services include:

  • Developmental evaluations to determine eligibility
  • Visits at a child’s home, childcare or other community setting
  • Play Groups

Depending on the child’s needs, the EI team may include a developmental specialist, social worker, physical therapist, speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, or other specialty provider.

Contact Information:
Main Number: 617-919-7872
Director, Melanie Griffin
Program Manager, Leah Koretz
earlyintervention@childrens.harvard.edu

Outside Resources

 

Optometry Department

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. Our mission is to practice excellent community-oriented eye care in a multidisciplinary setting, so that patients can have the benefit of their health care providers working together to ensure their well-being. With state-of-the-art equipment and a highly trained optometric staff, we are proud to provide exceptional eye care to all.

Our services include:

  • routine pediatric, adolescent, and adult eye care
  • eye exams are important for a child’s well-being as vision plays a big role in the child’s interaction and learning during his or her development
  • a pediatric eye exam generally consists of three main components:
    • vision testing (what the child can see)
    • functional vision assessment (how the child uses vision)
    • ocular health assessment (does the child have or is he/she at risk for any pathology)
  • diabetic eye exams
  • contact lens exams and services
  • optical services: glasses for all ages
  • vision therapy is also offered as treatment for functional eye disorders for adults and children

The Eye Clinic is proud to be affiliated with he New England College of Optometry.

Our clinical team:

  • Amy Roan Moy, OD, FAAO, Clinical Director
  • Ceida Chan, OD
  • Jacky Kong, OD
  • Abby Tang, OD
  • Elizabeth Cotto
  • Silvia Smith

 

Lab Services

Boston Children’s at Martha Eliot strives to provide a safe, 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, compassionate service. Our partnership with Laboratory Medicine allows us to support research, education, and public service programs that enrich the quality of life of our patients and support the mission of the department.

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.

Our hours:

  • Weekdays except Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WIC/Nutrition Services

Nutrition

The Nutrition Team at Boston Children’s at Martha Eliot is available to assess the nutritional need of individuals and families. Our registered dietitians provide individualized counseling based on personal preferences, health needs, and lifestyle. Comprehensive care is provided in the form of nutritional analysis, individual and family counseling, and support groups.

WIC

The WIC (Women Infants & Children) program 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.

Eligibility

  • Residential: Any resident of the state of Massachusetts
  • Income: Any resident who’s within the Federal Poverty Guidelines; any resident that uses other social services (i.e. SNAP Benefits, Medicare)
  • Mothers: Perinatal mothers (up to 6 months after birth); mothers who breastfeed their children (up to 1 year old)
  • Infants: Any infant up to the age of 1 years old
  • Children: Any child up to the age of 5
  • Nutritional risk: any resident seen by a medical professional and is deemed as having a nutritional risk

Goals/Services

  • provides nutritional counseling, access to health services to low-income women, infants, and children
  • improves the livelihood of mothers, infants, and children by providing them access to nutrition

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Community Programs Department

Community Programs at Boston Children's at Martha Eliot is dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of children and families in our local neighborhoods by fostering community, both within the health clinic and in the neighborhoods we serve. Our goal is to bring essential mission-based programs and services (such as health education, youth initiatives, violence prevention and intervention, and HIV/AIDS and STI testing, counseling, and outreach) to the community to address issues related to sexual health, poverty, violence, and socioeconomic inequalities.