For Patients and Families

Welcome to the Division of Rheumatology, Inflammation, and Immunity at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Whether you are a new or returning patient, you can reach our team by calling 617-732-5325 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you have questions regarding insurance and billing or your medical records, you can learn more by visiting these pages:

Virtual Visits

Our providers see patients both in-person and virtually. Virtual visits are one-on-one video or phone appointments that allow you to receive care from the comfort of your home. If you choose a virtual visit, you will receive the same personalized care that you would receive in person.

Learn more about virtual visits.

Information for New Patients

Please call us to schedule an appointment with one of our rheumatologists. One of our patient coordinators will be available to help you with this process.

If your insurance requires a referral, please contact your primary care physician's office so they may provide us with the referral information.

For your first appointment, be sure to bring relevant medical records as well as laboratory results and/or X-rays (if available).

Information for Returning Patients

We offer two ways to schedule follow-up appointments. Choose whichever option is easier for you:

If you are a returning patient without a Patient Gateway account, we encourage you to enroll today. Patient Gateway is a secure, convenient way to manage your health and communicate with your doctor's office online. You can use this tool to get answers to medical questions, renew prescriptions, pay bills, access test results, manage appointments and more.


The Division of Rheumatology, Inflammation, and Immunity has offices at six locations in Greater Boston. Please visit our Contact and Locations page to find the office nearest you.

Arriving to Your Appointment

Please check in at our registration desk 15 minutes before your appointment. If you will be more than 15 minutes late, please call us so we can plan accordingly. If you wish to postpone or cancel your appointment, please call us at least 24 hours in advance.

Clinical Trials

Part of our mission at the Brigham is to advance the knowledge of human diseases, which makes clinical research — especially clinical trials — a vital aspect of our work. Our division regularly conducts clinical trials in rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, gout and many other rheumatic diseases.

As a patient visiting our rheumatology practice, you may be invited to participate in a clinical trial that, for example, might explore whether a drug to treat lupus is safe and effective or whether an app could help patients with taking medications to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

By volunteering to take part in a clinical trial, you may receive access to a promising new treatment for your condition. You may also help investigators learn more about diseases and make advances that improve health outcomes and quality of life for future patients.

Learn about ongoing clinical trials in rheumatology and about local clinical trials and research studies across the Brigham that are currently seeking participants.

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