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Medical treatment programs

The Division of Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital has an intake coordinator for complex cases, including ME/CFS. The goal is to provide a more coherent treatment approach for adolescent ME/CFS patients, and to point families to the adolescent medicine doctors who are more knowledgeable about the illness. The phone number for the intake coordinator is 617-355-7178.

Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, RI has an outpatient day program for children with chronic illnesses called the Pediatric Partial Program. The goal is to improve functioning in daily life. The approach includes structured daily activities, individual, group and family counseling, coping strategies, physical therapy, and nutritional counseling. The program treats children and adolescents with a wide variety of chronic illnesses.