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Health Care in Massachusetts

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is an important authority to look after the health care services in Massachusetts and to enhance the living standards and health of the community. The Department of Public Health strives to prevent illness and injury and  assures high quality public health. It promotes the well being of the people in the Commonwealth. The department of public health  implements various plans and policies for the better of the health of the community.

Contact Details
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Phone: 617-624-6000
Website: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/

Important Phone Numbers of Massachusetts Department of Public Health

  • Adolescent Health: (617) 624-6060
  • Birth, Death, Marriage Records: (617) 740-2606
  • Birth Defects Center: (617) 624-5507
  • Community Health: (617) 624-6060
  • Emergency Medical Services: (617) 753-7300
  • Health Information, Statistics, Research and Evaluation: (617) 624-5600
  • Organ Transplant Services: (617) 753-7342
  • Registry of Vital Records and Statistics: (617) 740-2600
  • Woman Infants & Children (WIC): (617) 624-6100

Hospitals in Massachusetts

Hospitals in Massachusetts are known for their commitment towards their patients. Hospitals in Massachusetts are well equipped with state-of-art technology and have well maintained staffs to provide better medical care to the patients.

McLean Hospital

McLean Hospital is one of the largest psychiatric hospitals in the United States. An affiliate of the HarvardMCLean hospital Medical School, the hospital is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by psychiatric illness. Services offered by the hospital include program for child and adolescent, psychotic disorders, depression and anxiety, geriatric psychiatry, women's mental health and so on.

Contact Details
115 Mill Street
Belmont, MA 02478
Phone: 617.855.2000
Email: mcleaninfo@partners.org
Website: www.mcleanhospital.org/

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital is the nation's 3rd oldest general hospital. Located in Boston, the hospital offers superficiality services in surgery and medicine. The hospital is known for five multidisciplinary care centers- cancer, heart disease, transplantation, digestive disorders, and vascular medicine.

Contact Details
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-2000
Website: www.massgeneral.org/

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an international leader in every area of medicine. The hospital is known internationally for the most complex cases in medicine. Departments in the hospital include Cancer, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Orthopedic Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiation Oncology, Women's Health, Heart and Vascular among others.

Contact Details
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street, Boston MA 02115
Phone: 617-732-5500
Website: www.brighamandwomens.org/

Baystate Medical Center

One of the largest health systems in New England, Baystate is a not-for-profit health care provider. The hospital is one of the most effective health care providers in country. It maintains level 1 trauma center which cares for the injured and seriously ill patients.

Contact Details
Baystate Health
280 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
Phone: 413-794-0000
Website: http://www.baystatehealth.org/Baystate/Main Nav/About Us

Important Hospitals in Massachusetts

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: Boston, Massachusetts
Austen Riggs Center: Stockbridge, Massachusetts
South Shore Hospital: South Weymouth, Massachusetts
Tufts Medical Center: Boston, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Medical Care: Burlington, Massachusetts
Emerson Hospital: Concord, Massachusetts
Falmouth Hospital: Falmouth, Massachusetts
Boston Children's Hospital: Boston, Massachusetts
Mount Auburn Hospital: Cambridge, Massachusetts
New England Baptist Hospital: 125 Parker Hill Ave, Massachusetts
Charlton Memorial Hospital: Fall River, Massachusetts
Newton-Wellesley Hospital: Washington St, Newton, Massachusetts

Blood Banks and Organ banks in Massachusetts

Blood donationMassachusetts has established multiple blood banks, tissue banks and organ donation banks all over the state to provide better medical care to its citizens. The different leading blood banks and organ donation banks in Massachusetts are:

American Red Cross
Braintree, Massachusetts 02184
Phone: 1-781-794-1800
Services: Blood Banks, Organ Donation and Tissue Banks

Baystate Medical Center - Blood Donor Center
Springfield, Massachusetts 01199
Phone: 1-413-794-0000
Services: Blood Banks, Organ Donation and Tissue Banks

American Red Cross - Blood Services
Braintree, Massachusetts 02184
Phone: 1-781-794-1800
Services: Blood Banks, Organ Donation and Tissue Banks

Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, Massachusetts 01107
Phone: 1-413-794-0000
Services: Blood Banks, Organ Donation and Tissue Banks

New England Cord Blood Bank
153 Needham Street, Building One
Newton, MA 02464
Phone: 1-888-700-2673

Eye Banks in Massachusetts

Eye donation is one of the greatest gifts to mankind. One can help a dozen people by donating eye. There are eye banks in Massachussets that are responsible to procure and provide corneal tissue to restore sight of visually  impaired individuals. The different eye banks located in Massachusetts are:

Tissue Banks International
815 Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Phone: 410-752-3800

New England Organ Bank
60 1st. Ave
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: (800) 446-6362

Nursing Homes in Massachusetts

Nursing homes in Massachusetts

Located in Massachusetts are many reputed nursing homes providing quality health care services to the people. Massachusetts nursing homes have all the required nursing facilities and are well staffed and well furnished to provide quality services to the people. The major nursing homes of Massachusetts are listed below.

Concord Health Care Center
57 Old Road to Nine-Acre Corner
Concord, MA 01742
Phone: (978) 371-3400
Admissions: (978) 202-3505
Fax: (978) 371-6678Nursing homes in Massachusetts
Walden Health and Rehabilitation Center785 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742-3310
Phone: 978-369-6889

Newton Wellesley Center for Alzheimer's Care
694 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Phone: 781-237-6400
Fax: 781-237-1345

South Shore Medical Center
P.O. Box 9147
Norwell, MA 02061-9147
Phone: 781-878-5200

The Ellis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
135 Ellis Avenue
Norwood, MA 02062
Phone: 781- 762- 6880
Fax: 781- 769- 0482

Colonial Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
125 Broad Street
Weymouth, MA 02188
Phone: (781) 337-3121

Pine Knoll Nursing Center
30 Watertown Street
Lexington, MA 02421
Phone: (781) 862-8151
Fax: (781) 862-3703

Kindred Healthcare
680 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502.596.7300

Medicaid in Massachusetts

Medicaid in MassachusettsIn Massachusetts, Medicaid is provided to eligible people like low-income adults, pregnant women, children, people with disabilities and elderly adults. Massachusetts extends Medicaid to low and medium income people. According to the medicaid scheme healthcare benefits are offered directly or by paying part or all of one's health-insurance premiums. Different types of coverage are offered based on one's  age, status, pregnancy, disease and employment.

For one to be qualified for the offer, MassHealth (medicaid) will decide if he is eligible and give him the complete coverage accordingly. One qualifies for the program if he is a U.S. national, Massachusetts resident, whose financial situation is low income or very low income,  or any qualified non-citizen who require health care/insurance assistance.

To receive MassHealth you may apply online at https://www.mahealthconnector.org/ or call MassHealth Customer Service at 1- 800-841-2900.

For more information you can visit http://www.massresources.org/masshealth.html or call 1-800-497-4648.

Vital Records of Massachusetts

Birth, death and marriage records taking place in Massachusetts since 1921 till date and index of divorces from 1952 to the present are maintained by the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics. Divorce certificates may be obtained from the probate court where the divorce occurred.

Certain records maintained by the Registry of Vital Records and Statistics are confidential and public access is not allowed. One may be required to produce identification for processing some orders. Records are available on site at the Registry offices or at the town or at the city. The Registry of Vital Records and Statistics issues only certified copies of records.

Contact Details Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics 150 Mount Vernon St., 1 st Fl. Dorchester, MA 02125-3105 Phone: (617) 740-2600
Leading Causes of death in Massachusetts in 2010 [1]

  • Heart Disease: 23%
  • All Others: 27%
  • Cancer: 25%
  • Stroke: 5%
  • Alzheimer's Disease: 3%
  • Diabetes Mellitus: 2%
  • Nephritis: 3%
  • Influenza & Pneumonia: 2%
  • Septicemia: 1%
  • Unintentional Injury: 4%
  • Chron. Low . Respiratory Disease: 5%

Vital statistics of Massachusetts [2]

  • Population, 2014 estimate: 6,745,408
  • Population, 2013 estimate: 6,708,874    
  • Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base: 6,547,817
  • Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013: 3.0%
  • Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013: 5.5%
  • Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013: 20.8%
  • Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013: 14.8%


  1. Leading Causes of death
  2. Population of Massachusetts
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