Brigham and Women’s Hospital is committed to making our facilities and medical services accessibleand creating a welcoming environment for all.
We are conveniently located near handicap accessible public transportation. The nearest MBTA stop is the Brigham Circle stop on the MBTA's green line. Visitors coming by MBTA should use the 15 Francis Street entrance. This entrance is open from 6am to 8pm. When this entrance is closed, use the 75 Francis Street entrance.
Additionally, MBTA’s THE RIDE offers door-to-door transportation to eligible people who cannot use general public transportation. To become eligible for THE RIDE, you must complete an application. Learn more at www.jv-theride.com or www.mbta.com, or call 800-533-6282(V) or 617-222-5415(TTY).
Wheelchair accessible shuttles operate between Brigham and Women’s Hospital (at 75 Francis Street) and the Brigham and Women’s Health Care Center, Chestnut Hill, the Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Jamaica Plain and the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. You may view shuttle schedules online or posted at the shuttle stop across from the 75 Francis Street entrance.
Brigham and Women’s has two parking garages. Both have designated accessible parking spots. The vehicle height limit at both is 6 feet 6 inches. There are a few oversized spaces on P1 of the 80 Francis Garage (617-732-6532). See an attendant upon arrival for assistance with oversized vehicles. When there are no open oversized self-parking spaces please use valet service at the 45 or 75 Francis Street entrances. Accessible van parking is also available.
There are three main entrances to Brigham and Women’s Hospital: 15 Francis Street, 45 Francis Street and 75 Francis Street. Once inside, all patient care areas can be reached without having to exit the building, with the exception of the practices at 500 Brookline Avenue and 60 Fenwood Road. All main entrances are handicap accessible.
The nationally renowned Fetal Therapy Program provides seamless coordination and treatment for infants requiring treatment before birth (such as fetal blood transfusions, laser, or fetal surgeries). The Program includes specialty services and therapies for a growing number of conditions, including hypoplastic (underdeveloped) left heart syndrome, twin-twin transfusion syndrome (intrauterine blood transfusion from one twin to the other), fetal airway obstruction, and congenital diaphragmatic hernia (hole in the diaphragm). Our fetal therapy team members work closely with our maternal-fetal medicine (high-risk pregnancy) specialists and neonatologists in our Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine to provide coordinated on-going care for these pregnancies.
The Fetal Cardiac Intervention Program is the cornerstone of our Fetal Therapy Program. In collaboration with Boston Children's Hospital, this nationally recognized program is a leader in the development of minimally invasive approaches to treat a fetus with a cardiac condition diagnosed prenatally. The Program specializes in evaluating and providing in utero treatment to alter the progression of hypoplastic left heart disease, a condition that leads to the underdevelopment of the left side of the heart.
The Fetal Therapy Program also specializes in the care of monochorionic twins. Concerns of monochorionic twins (twins that share the same placenta) range from growth disparities to twin-twin transfusion and twin reversed arterial perfusion syndrome. Our Fetal Therapy Program specialists use a combination of surgical and medical management to care for these conditions.
This program is offered to women who may benefit from additional fetal monitoring during the later stages of pregnancy. Such pregnancies include women with hypertension, diabetes, a prior stillbirth, or when concerns for fetal growth are present. This may include listening to the fetal heart rate (a non-stress test), or ultrasound surveillance such as biophysical profile or specialized Doppler studies.
The Genetic Counseling Service provides comprehensive assessment and counseling services before, during, and after pregnancy. At the hospital and locations throughout the community, we care for women with concerns about having a child with birth defects, chromosomal abnormalities, or certain inherited diseases.
The Perinatal Consult Service for referring physicians (outside and inside the hospital) provides their patients with consults covering a wide spectrum of issues that may pose a pregnancy risk. With availability within 24 hours, our team recognizes the need for urgent and detailed plans for women presenting with a wide range of maternal, pregnancy or fetal complications.
The Center for Fetal Medicine and Prenatal Genetics obstetric ultrasound unit offers an array of comprehensive ultrasound evaluations including first trimester assessment, fetal anatomy, and specialized imaging with color, pulsed Doppler, and 3D imaging to thoroughly evaluate a fetus at every stage of development. Maternal-fetal medicine (high-risk pregnancy) specialists and ultrasonographers collaborate with the Center’s neonatologists, geneticists, genetic counselors, and nurses to provide comprehensive assessment and treatment of fetal disease.