General Healthcare Information for Boston
Below you will find information for navigating healthcare in Boston.
For a general article about the United States, read our article that provides information about Healthcare in the US.
The Boston Public Health Commission is the oldest health department in the United States that provides a wide range of health services and programs.
Hospitals in Boston
As noted in Wikipedia: "The Longwood Medical and Academic Area, adjacent to the Fenway district, is home to a large number of medical and research facilities, including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, Dana–Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Joslin Diabetes Center, and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences."
With some of the best medical schools in the world located in the Boston metro area, there are excellent hospitals and other medical centers available to expats.
Here is a more complete list of hospitals in Boston:
Boston Medical Center
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
Floating Hospital for Children
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center - Boston
Massachusetts Eye and Ear - A specialty hospital located in Boston, MA, which focuses on ophthalmology (eye), otolaryngology (ear/nose/throat), and related medicine and research.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
Mattapan Community Health Center (MCHC)
New England Baptist Hospital
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Boston - "a highly specialized pediatric surgical care center located in the heart of the city. It is considered one of the world’s preeminent hospitals in the treatment of children with severe burn injuries, complex skin conditions, and cleft lip and palate."
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital - Boston - One of the leading rehabilitation hospitals in the United states.
Tufts Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston Children's Hospital
Dana–Farber Cancer Institute
Joslin Diabetes Center - Has been described as the world’s largest diabetes research center, diabetes clinic, and provider of diabetes education.
List of Hospitals in the state of Massachusetts
Pharmacies in Boston
As is the case in just about all big cities in the United States, there are a large number of pharmacies in Boston. The options include large chains, independent pharmacies, and supermarkets that have pharmacy departments located within them.
Most residents in Boston will favor one pharmacy near their, but that is not always the case. It also depends on if the nearest pharmacy has the prescription medication you are looking for and that they have a relationship with your insurance company. If you are part of a family,
The biggest Pharmacy chains in the United States are CVS, Walgreens and the pharmacy department of Walmart.
Here is a list of Walgreens in Boston
Independent Pharmacies in Boston:
59 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
1349 COMMONWEALTH AVE
ALLSTON, MA, 02134