As of January 3, 2017, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates provides our patients with pediatric care.

The practice is conveniently located at the main HUHS clinic in the Smith Campus Center in Harvard Square. Pediatric urgent care is also being provided by Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Pediatric patients should call (617) 661-5575 (24 hours a day). More information is available on the Atrius Health website.

Pediatrics Provider Change FAQs

Eligibility

Anyone who is a member of a health plan accepted by Atrius Health (Harvard Vanguard) is eligibile to become a patient of the Harvard Vanguard Pediatrics at HUHS practice. More information can be found on the Atrius Health website.

Appointments

An appointment is required for all pediatric visits.

Routine Visits

Well-child and adolescent visits offer an opportunity to review growth and development, administer immunizations, address concerns, answer questions, and dispense guidance on injury and illness prevention while monitoring normal developmental milestones.

Urgent Care and Sick Visits

Appointments for illness or injury can usually be scheduled for the same day and weekend and evening care is also provided by Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Pediatric patients should call (617) 661-5575 (24 hours a day).

Immunizations

Atrius Health (Harvard Vanguard) follows the schedules for immunization recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Meet Our Pediatricians

We are excited that Dr. Naomi Priver has accepted a position in the new practice. Dr. Priver has been caring for our patients since 2007, and she will be joined by Dr. Hongchao Zhou. Dr. Zhou has been a pediatrician for more than 20 years. He received his medical degree from Henan Medical University in China and is currently completing his fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Learn more about our new team of pediatricians.

How to Become a Patient / Transition Your Care

Please follow the steps below to ensure that your pediatrician will have access to important health information, including immunization histories and test results.

  • Contact Atrius Health Patient Registration at (800) 249-1767 (Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 6:00pm) to register as a new patient
  • If you were a patient of the HUHS pediatrics practice, complete the Medical Record Release of Information form to authorize HUHS to provide your medical record to Atrius Health

Visit the Atrius Health website for more information about transitioning your care.

information about Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates is a practice of Atrius Health, focused on delivering patient-centered, coordinated care and building long-standing relationships between patients and the health care teams who care for them.

Atrius Health is one of the largest multi-specialty physician groups and providers of pediatric services in Massachusetts, and is highly regarded for the quality of care it provides to the more than 110,000 pediatric patients in its network, which includes a wide variety of pediatric specialty services and programs. In addition to the services already offered at HUHS, Atrius Health:

  • Has a preferred partnership with Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Provides 24/7 clinical telephone support
  • Offers evening and weekend hours at regional sites
  • Has a well-developed care models for asthma and complex cases
  • Offers an online portal that provides you with access to your medical record, test results, appointment scheduling, refill requests, and non-urgent medical advice

Atrius Health’s pediatricians believe in caring for the whole family, developing a deep understanding of the family dynamic to improve the care they provide, and working to earn the full trust of each child and that child’s parent or caregiver. At Atrius Health, your pediatrician leads a team of experienced medical professionals that includes physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses who can answer your questions, provide advice and guidance, and assist in providing your child’s care.

Visit atriushealth.org/pediatrics to learn more about their pediatric services and resources.