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Make an Appointment

Important information about insurance, co-payments and what to bring to your appointment

For Patients and Referring Physicians

Call: 617-632-7246

Doctor AppointmentHours: 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday
Closed all major holidays

By calling the Neurosurgery Appointment Line, physicians and patients can speak to an administrative assistant who will coordinate an appointment with the appropriate neurosurgeon.

All neurosurgeons welcome direct inquiries and referrals as well, and all providers can be contacted directly to facilitate consultations and inter-hospital transfers of high-acuity patients to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Please note that our appointment phone line is intended for non-emergency or non-life threatening conditions only. In the case of an emergency, call 911 or your local emergency response team.

Important Information for Your Appointment

Insurance Referrals: Please remember that you may be required by your insurance company to obtain a referral from your primary care physician ahead of time.

Co-payments: If your insurance plan requires a co-payment at the date of service, it is expected that you will pay your co-payment during the check-in process.

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • Your insurance card and hospital card (if you have one)
  • Your co-payment, if applicable
  • A list of medications you are currently taking
  • All medical information regarding your current diagnosis, such as MRI/CT scans, doctors' notes, and pathology reports

Bilingual representatives are on staff; please let us know if you would like one to be present.