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Clinic Update 10/12/21

Porter Pediatrics is open and operating under normal business hours! Dr. Porter’s Clinical staff are available for calls during business hours, Monday to Thursday 8 am to 5 pm. Please call us during this time to speak with a member of our team at 617-426-9200 option 4.

Please call our AFTER HOURS cell phone at 617-910-8274 for URGENT clinical concerns, that cannot wait. These calls are answered by a covering practice. If possible, speaking to a member of our team during business hours is preferable. After-hours calls will be answered Monday to Thursday from 5 pm to 8 am, Friday to Sunday all day.

For ALL EMERGENT concerns, please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department.

What To Expect During Your Child’s Well-Child Visit

Just as adults need to see their physician at least once a year for a wellness visit, so do children. You wouldn’t hesitate to take them if they are sick, but it’s just as beneficial to take them when they are not. It’s a way to be sure your child is developing according to certain benchmarks and that there are no medical or developmental issues. If this is news to you, here is what to expect during your child’s well-child visit.

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COVID-19 Updates re: Vaccine

Individuals 12 and older can preregister to get the COVID-19 vaccine at:

The state is prioritizing appointments according to risk and the following phases:

We DO NOT currently have the vaccine in our office.

We strongly encourage everyone to get the vaccine when eligible and do not have a preference for the vaccine as all three currently in use (Moderna, Pfizer, and Janssen) have been remarkable in preventing severe illness.


Holiday Hours

We are thankful for the resilience and compassion you have shared with us during a difficult year.

Please continue to socially distance and follow CDC guidelines.

2021 Holiday office hours are as follows:

September 6 Labor Day – CLOSED

November 25 & 26 Thanksgiving – CLOSED

December 24 Christmas Eve – 8:00am – 1:00pm

December 31 New Years Eve – 8:00am – 1:00pm

While the office is closed, we are always here for you and please call our after hours line for any urgent consultation with our doctors at 617-910-8274. Please leave a message on our office line,  617-426-9200, for all nonurgent scheduling requests (x1) and for refills (x3).

Due to COVID, we are not accepting any walk-ins. Please call our office to make an appointment 617-426-9200 x1.



COVID-19 cases are increasing significantly in Massachusetts. Continue to practice social distancing, wash hands frequently, wear masks, and follow public health guidelines.

We are offering virtual visits with the online platform. Our office will send you a link that you can access from any computer or phone.

We would like to minimize time in the waiting room, so please call 617-426-9200 x1 to check in.

If you or your child is experiencing any cough, fever, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting please call ahead and we will arrange for you to arrive in our office through the back.

Please let us know IN ADVANCE if you or your child has has exposure to  COVID-19, people with these symptoms or COVID19, or travel out of state in the past 2 weeks, so we can prepare accordingly.

For every in-office visit, please only have one person accompany child. For children under age 2, two adults may accompany the child.

Our after hours number is 617-910-8274 if you have any urgent concerns.


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