Seeking medical care for yourself or a loved one should not be a financial burden. CureTBM has several suggestions and connections for those who cannot financially support seeking a second opinion and/or medical treatment.
When traveling to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) or Boston Children's Hospital, there are several expenses to consider, including transportation, lodging, daily expenses, childcare (for siblings/or children), and meals. Here are a few suggestions:
Things to do
The Inn at Longwood Medical
Located next to Boston Children's
Hampton Inn & Suites
Free shuttle to hospital and airport
Homewood Suites Boston/Brookline
Holiday Inn Boston-Brookline
Other housing options
The Hospitality Homes Program
Patient Family Housing Program
Tips for traveling
Please note, many other hotels are nearby. When calling for a reservation, mention you are a patient of BCH or BIDMC for a hospital rate, if available. You may also request "extended stay" rates.
Check websites such as www.homeaway.com for extended stay options.
The nearest airport is Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). The airport is approximately 8 miles from BCH/BIDMC.
Medical flights can be arranged through:
Angel Flight NE
Most hotels charge between $10 - $40/day for parking.
Boston Children's Hospital Parking
Garage Parking: $10/day
Valet Parking: $10/day + $5 valet fee
Week pass: $60 for 7 days
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Taxis and Uber transportation can be coordinated.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
While the main focus of your visit is seeking medical advice/treatment, there is often free time. Take an opportunity to experience the following:
Museum of Fine Arts
Mon - Tue 10 am - 5 pm
Wed - Fri 10 am - 10 pm
Sat - Sun 10 am – 5 pm
Admission - 17 and under, free
Adults $25/Seniors $23
Sat - Thu 10 am - 5 pm
Fri 10 am - 9 pm
Admission - under 1 year free
general admission $17
Fridays 5 - 9 pm $1
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun 11 am - 5 pm
Thur 11 am - 9 pm
Admission - Adults $15/ Seniors $12
Museum of Science
Sat - Thu 9 am - 5 pm
Fri 9 am - 9 pm
Admission - Adults $25/ Seniors $21
Children 3-11 $20