Lemuel Shattuck Hospital

The Lemuel Shattuck Hospital is a fully accredited teaching facility that provides acute, subacute, and ambulatory care to patients referred by public agencies and private sector providers. The Hospital's services enable economically and socially disadvantaged patients to obtain high quality, cost-effective care from a staff that respects their dignity.

The Shattuck Hospital manages 255 inpatient beds, and an array of outpatient services, including surgical services, 26 outpatient specialty clinics and comprehensive radiological imaging and clinical laboratory services. The Hospital's inpatient services fill several gaps in the health care system, including the need to for extended care for individuals from the community with co-morbidities and psycho-social issues that are challenging for other providers. Inpatient beds managed by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health provide continuing care to individuals with severe and chronic mental illness. The Hospital collaborates with the Massachusetts Department of Correction and the County Sheriffs to provide state and county inmates with high quality inpatient and outpatient care in a safe and secure setting.

The Hospital's quality of care is enhanced by relationships with numerous academic programs, especially the medical residency program co-sponsored with the Tufts University School of Medicine and the Lahey Clinic.




Referrals and Admissions

Lemuel Shattuck Hospital receives a wide variety of referrals from throughout greater Boston and Massachusetts.

For information contact the Case Management Office at 617-971-3780 for specific program information and admission procedures.

Lemuel Shattuck Hospital accepts most major health insurance plans.


This information is provided by the within the Department of Public Health.