The quality and cost of health care varies by provider. This website provides an independent comparison of patient safety, quality, and cost of care provided by Massachusetts hospitals and providers. You can find providers in your area; compare cost, quality, and patient safety by location, procedure, or condition; or view the ratings of a particular provider. Talk to you doctor and use this information to select the provider that best suits your needs.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) regions are designated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS). Grouped by municipality, each EMS region is administered by a regional office dedicated to promoting patient care by coordinating communication among and enhancing the efficiency of providers of EMS including ambulance services, first responders, and hospital emergency departments. Educational and training programs are also offered.
Community health centers provide primary, preventive and dental care, as well as mental health, substance abuse, and other community-based services to anyone in need regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. In Massachusetts, 50 community health center organizations provide high quality health care to nearly 800,000 state residents through more than 280 sites statewide. Enter your address here and the type of service you need to find a community health care center near you.
Whether you have questions about finding the right dentist for your needs or you want more information on practice types, you'll find the information here. You can also search the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) Member Directory to find a dentist. You can search by city or town or zip code, and further narrow your search using other criteria, including type of dentist, such as orthodontist or endodontist, and foreign languages spoken.
Massachusetts was the first state to offer a comprehensive program to give patients access to information about the education, training, and experience of all licensed physicians. Use this Physician Profiles database to find information about your doctors:
- Medical specialties
- Professional demographics, including business address, insurance plan and hospital affiliations, and available translation services.
- Professional or community awards received
- Research or publications by the physician
- Malpractice claims paid in the past ten years
- Hospital discipline in the past ten years
- Criminal convictions in the past ten years
- Disciplinary actions of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine in the past ten years
Want to get licensing information for your local pharmacy? On this site you can verify the status of an individual or a business license and view any disciplinary action, or download a data file of your search results at no cost.
Here you can download driving directions or a map of any Massachusetts hospital.
The Massachusetts PCA referral directory, sponsored by the Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Quality Home Care Workforce Council, offers a comprehensive and current list of people in Massachusetts who are ready to provide personal care. This program is free for Massachusetts residents who receive PCA services through MassHealth. Find out how the Directory works and get tips on how to use it.
The Provider Library contains a number of resources designed to help you process claims and understand MassHealth policies, regulations, and account reconciliation:
- Provider manual transmittal letters
- MassHealth bulletins
- Payment and guideline tools
- Remittance advice message text
- MassHealth provider manuals
The Women’s Health Network (WHN) provides qualified women with breast and cervical cancer screening at no cost. Women who are screened through this program and diagnosed with breast and/or cervical cancer may be eligible for treatment through Medicaid. Learn more about WHN and the Massachusetts and national resources available to providers.