About Your Hospital Visit

Thank you for choosing Boston Medical Center for your care. To learn more about what you can expect during your hospital visit, please read our Patient Guide.

BMC Patient Guide - English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole (PDF)

Banking Facilities

Four full-service ATMs are located throughout the hospital for your convenience.

  • Menino Pavilion: Santander Bank ATM
    (in the lobby of Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center)
  • Menino Pavilion: Citizens Bank ATM
    (on the first floor near the Albany Street Emergency Department entrance)

Bill Payment

You may pay an existing bill online, through your MyChart account or Guest Pay, or by phone using a debit or credit card by calling 617.414.5155.

If you have questions about your health insurance coverage and billing statement, or if you are unable to pay your bill, then you may call 617.414.5155 to speak with a financial counselor for help or visit Patient Financial Assistance for more information.

Dining Options for Visitors

Shapiro Cafeteria

725 Albany St
(on the second floor)
Monday–Friday 6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Yawkey Cafeteria

850 Harrison Ave
(on the second floor)
Monday–Friday 6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Gift Shops - CLOSED

The Menino Outtakes Gift Shop is where patients and visitors may purchase expanded beverage options including coffee and lattes, gourmet sandwiches, parfaits, assorted salads as well as flowers, balloons, books, newspapers, magazines, cards and more.

Healthcare Proxy

Information Desks

Information desks are located throughout the hospital buildings, near many of the major entrances. Desks are staffed with knowledgeable staff that can help answer any questions.

Visitor Policies

Please read the latest visitor policies here

Blood / Phlebotomy Lab Hours

Yawkey Ambulatory Care Building
850 Harrison Ave
1st Floor, Suite 541
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617.414.4171
Fax: 617.414.4052
Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM, Saturday 9 AM - 1 PM

Yawkey Ambulatory Care Building

850 Harrison Ave
1st Floor, Suite 541
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617.414.4171
Fax: 617.414.4052
Monday-Thursday 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Moakley Building

830 Harrison Ave
3rd Floor, Suite 3300
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617.414.4747
Fax: 617.414.4749
Monday-Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Preston Building

732 Harrison Ave
1st Floor, Suite 113
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617.414.8039
Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 6 PM

Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center

725 Albany St
Lower Level (LL), Suite 541
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617.638.8050
Fax: 617.414.2701

Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Medical Records

Visit Patient Privacy for more information on how to request a copy of your medical records.

Pastoral and Spiritual Care and Chapel

Please ask your nurse if you'd like to have a chaplain or clergy members visit you. Religious services are televised on the hospital's internal channel 6, which also lists the times of the services, the names of chaplains and their telephone numbers. There is an interfaith chapel available for meditation and prayer located in the Menino Pavilion lobby.

Patient Advocacy

If you are experiencing an issue with your care or experience at BMC, please contact Patient Advocacy. We welcome your comments about your experience at Boston Medical Center and are here to help you resolve any issues that arise in a neutral and non-threatening way. 

Patient Information

For information and/or updates about a patient's condition, family members and friends may call Patient Information at 617.638.6800

Patient Resources

Information about BMC's Patient Financial Assistance.

Pharmacy

There are three outpatient pharmacies on BMC's campus.

Doctors Office Building
720 Harrison Avenue
Phone: 617.638.8130
Hours: Monday–Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
850 Harrison Avenue
Phone: 617.414.4883
Hours: Monday–Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Closed Sunday

Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center
725 Albany Street
Phone: 617.414.4880
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Telephones

Telephone service is available for most patients throughout the hospital providing incoming and local outgoing calls at no charge. Long-distance calls may be placed with the carrier of your choice and will be billed to you directly by that carrier. Family and friends may dial your room phone directly. TTY phones can be provided if needed. Cell phones may be used throughout the hospital with the exception of patient rooms and procedure areas.