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Pediatric Primary Care


At Tufts Medicine, we want to help your child be the best, healthy version of themselves. We offer services for all ages, from babies to young adults and everyone in between. We're here to provide the care your family needs, whether it's for regular checkups or diagnosing illnesses.

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Primary partner in your child’s health

Your child's first line of defense for a healthier life is the pediatric primary care physician (PPCP), who plays a crucial role in their development. Our services range from preventive care for short or long-term health concerns to behavioral health issues. We diagnose and treat various conditions, conduct comprehensive examinations, prescribe medications, administer vaccinations, and offer guidance on your child's health and development.

We understand that your child's health needs can arise at any time and not just during regular office hours. That's why our team of top-notch pediatric specialists is available to you around the clock, seven days a week. Whether it's a routine checkup or an emergency situation, we are here to provide coordinated care for your child's well-being.

Shirley Huang, MD examines patient with a stethoscope during a pediatric primary care appointment at Tufts Medical Center.
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You can rely on us as your go-to medical provider for your little one, covering everything from regular check-ups to urgent care for issues like:

Acute (short-term) health problems
Allergic reactions
Back pain
Chronic (long-term) conditions
Cuts and abrasions
Developmental and behavioral assessments
Eye infections or irritation
Gastrointestinal illnesses
H1N1 Flu
Infected wounds
Insect bite and sting allergy
Joint pain
Mild skin conditions
Minor burns
Minor eye injuries
Minor head trauma
Mood disorders
Muscle pain
Nutritional support
Removal of foreign objects
Rheumatoid disorders
Routine checkups ("well visits")
Routine gynecological problems
School, camp and sports physicals
Severe colds
Sick visits
Skin conditions (such as acne, hives, poison ivy and ringworm)
Sore throat
Sports injuries
Sprains and fractures
Sprains and strains
Tick removal
Urinary symptoms


Your child's health is incredibly important to us. We provide a range of screenings to ensure their wellbeing, whether they're dealing with an illness, physical issue or chronic problem, including:

  • Body temperature
  • Blood pressure
  • Breathing
  • Coordination
  • Heart rate
  • Height and weight
  • Joints, reflexes, flexibility
  • Skin check/skin conditions
  • Scoliosis exam
  • Weight
  • Growth
  • Development
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Mental health screening

We have easy access to lab and imaging testing. Because we're part of a connected network of doctors at Tufts Medicine, we can easily refer to other specialists and specialty care.



We are always here for your child and want to make their healthcare as easy as possible for you. We are dialed into the communities we serve and can provide you with helpful information to guide your child to a healthier life. We can help with:

  • Assistance with school problems
  • Birth control
  • Care for acute health problems
  • Gender awareness and education
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Oral fluoride varnish
  • Management of chronic conditions
  • Medications
  • Prescriptions for depression, anxiety and ADHD
  • Same-day urgent care
  • Sports injuries and wellness
  • Teen health services
  • Mental wellness

When needed, we easily link you with pediatric specialties like allergy, speech language therapy, behavioral health specialists, ENT, cardiology, nutrition and more.

When your child has additional needs, we're here for you. We support your child and family with comprehensive services to connect your child to everything they need to help them thrive:

Adolescent + teen health

Adolescents and young adults have health needs that are different from those of children or adults. We provide adolescents and parents with a private, welcoming and supportive environment. We aim to provide safe, confidential care to adolescents to help them transition safely from childhood to adulthood.

We offer a full range of health services for new patients ages 11-18 years, building long-term relationships that can extend through the college years (generally available until age 21). We'll provide you with what you need to establish care with a doctor who cares for adults.

Center for Children with Special Needs

Our Center for Children with Special Needs is here to help your child thrive and live in harmony with their physical, developmental, behavioral and sensory needs. We provide a complete evaluation and diagnosis and work alongside you to find the best treatment options for your child's unique needs. Your child's primary care doctor must refer you to this program and there's often a short wait to join.

Child + adolescent psychiatry

If your child or adolescent is in need of behavioral health services, we can help. You will experience the convenience and comfort of your child’s trusted primary care doctor working with our skilled child and adolescent psychiatry team. Our program offers evaluation and treatment options for a wide range of emotional, cognitive and behavioral problems.

Pediatric + Adolescent Asian Primary Care Clinic

At our pediatric and adolescent Asian primary care clinic, you and your family will find a friendly environment with bilingual staff and an after-hours emergency on-call line answered by Chinese-speaking care staff.

Pediatric Complex Care Program

You may be referred to the Pediatric Complex Care Program (PCCP) if your child has 2 or more significant chronic conditions that need ongoing care. We know that might be hard. That's why we take the extra steps to support you and your family. Peace of mind in what can be a stressful situation is what we provide for you.

Our locations

From regular office visits to inpatient stays, find the healthcare you need and deserve close to home.

James Goodman, MD of Circle Health and Pelham Family Practice listening to a pediatric patient's heart with a stethoscope during a primary care appointment.
Our doctors + care team

Meet the doctors and care team devoted to supporting you every step of the way along your path to better health.

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