Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston

Visiting Hours

Family and friends are encouraged to visit Monday-Friday, 1 pm. to 8 pm, and Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, 11 am to 8 pm. A maximum of children are welcome to visit under the supervision of an adult. Under certain conditions, you can arrange special visiting hours by contacting the nurse practice leader on your unit.

Parents are welcomed on the Pediatric Unit at all hours and one parent may arrange to stay overnight with a child.

Parking and Directions

These directions guide staff, patients, families, and visitors to the newly opened Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston, located at 300 1st Avenue in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

For a map click here.

Arriving by Car

From the North via I-93: Take exit 28 "Boston/Sullivan Square/Charlestown" to Maffa Way. Take a slight right onto Rutherford Avenue. Get in the left hand lane and turn left onto Chelsea Street. Follow Chelsea Street to the 5th traffic light and turn right at 16th Street ("Gate 6"). Spaulding is two blocks ahead on your left, at the intersection of 16th Street and 1st Avenue. The address is 300 1st Avenue.

From the North via Route 1 South: Follow Route 1S over the Tobin Bridge (Please note, a toll of $3 will be charged). Take the "Charlestown/Somerville" exit. At first light, turn right onto Rutherford Avenue and bear immediately into the left-turn lane. At the stoplight, turn left onto Chelsea Street. Follow Chelsea Street to the 5th traffic light and turn right at 16th Street ("Gate 6"). Spaulding is two blocks ahead on your left, at the intersection of 16th Street and 1st Avenue. The address is 300 1st Avenue.

From the South via I-93: Take the Government Center, Exit 23. Stay in the right-hand lane. Turn right onto Cross Street. Turn slightly right onto Joe Tecce Way/North Washington Street. North Washington Street turns into Rutherford Street/MA-99. At the end of bridge turn right onto Chelsea Street Follow Chelsea Street to the 5th traffic light and turn right at 16th Street ("Gate 6"). Spaulding is two blocks ahead on your left, at the intersection of 16th Street and 1st Avenue. The address is 300 1st Avenue.

From the West: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to I-93 North. Follow directions for "From the South via I-93," above.

Public parking for patients, visitors and handicap accessible parking is available in the parking garage located beneath the hospital. View rates here.

Arriving by Subway/Commuter Rail/The RIDE

Take the commuter rail or either the Green or Orange subway line to North Station. Visit the official MBTA website for detailed transit information, or try the independent site,

From North station, take the Spaulding Express shuttle, the Partners shuttle, a Hubway bicycle, or walk to our campus.

From Sullivan Station, take the Public Bus #93. This bus stops at the corner of Warren and Chelsea Streets for convenient access to Spaulding Boston.

The RIDE is available for persons with disabilities who need public transport.

Arriving by Public Bus #93

MBTA Bus #93 (Sullivan Square) From Downtown Crossing or Haymarket. This bus stops at the corner of Warren and Chelsea Streets for convenient access to Spaulding Boston. It also stops at 5th and Chelsea Streets for a short walk to Spaulding.

The MBTA Bus #93 pulls into the Navy Yard at the following select times, making stops at Thirteenth and 5th Street, a short walk to Spaulding: Weekday AM: 9:00am 10:00am 11:00am

Weekday PM: 12:00PM, 1:50PM (except during school vacation) 3:00PM, 3:58PM, 4:30PM, 5:02PM, 5:34PM, 5:57PM.

Arriving by Partners Shuttle (daily, except holidays)

Partners and Spaulding offer two shuttles to the Charlestown Navy Yard.

“Spaulding Express”

Spaulding will supplement the existing Partners shuttles into the Navy Yard during peak commuting hours. Take the Partners shuttles displaying a “Spaulding Express” placard from North Station. The shuttles pick up on the corner of Haverhill Street (across from the TD Garden) and drive directly to the Spaulding Shuttle stop.


Monday through Friday: approximately every 10 minutes from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The regularly scheduled Partners shuttle can be found here.

On the Shuttle Schedule page, choose:

To/From drop-down box: Massachusetts General Hospital Schedules drop-down box : Weekdays: 2nd option: MGH Main Campus, North Stations, One Constitution Road, Charlestown Navy Yard Weekends: last option: MGH Main Campus, North Stations, Charlestown Navy Yard

From Massachusetts General Hospital: Take any Partners shuttle displaying an "MGH/CNY" placard, which departs Massachusetts General Hospital from the shuttle stop located between the Jackson Building doors and the Blossom Street loading dock (after 6:00 p.m., it moves to Gray Building doors).


Monday through Friday: Every 15 minutes 5:30 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.; every half hour 8:00 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. Weekends: Every half hour 9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

From North Station

From MGH, the shuttle stops at North Station on Causeway Street on the corner of Haverhill Street (across from the TD Garden) on its way to the Navy Yard.

Directions from Charlestown Shuttle Stops to Spaulding:

Partners Shuttle: Get off at the third shuttle stop after North Station (or second on weekends), which is at Building 149, at 3rd Ave. and 13th Street. From Building 149, cross 13th Street and walk down 3rd Ave. one block to 16th Street. Turn right on 16th Street and walk one block to the corner of 16th Street and 1st Ave. for the main entrance of Spaulding. “Spaulding Express”: The Spaulding Express shuttle will drop off at a designated shuttle stop on 3rd Ave., near the corner of 16th Street. Depart the shuttle and walk to 16th Street, turn right and walk one block to the corner of 16th Street and 1st Ave., for the main entrance of Spaulding. To return to Boston from Spaulding, the shuttle stops for pick up are the same as drop off locations. The Partners shuttle is free to all riders.

Arriving by Inner Harbor Ferry (from Long Wharf)

The Navy Yard can be reached from Long Wharf, (Aquarium stop on the Blue line) via the Inner Harbor Ferry, Route F4. Long Wharf is within walking distance of South Station (Red line) and State Street (Orange, Blue lines). PDF of F4 Schedule.

The ferry drops passengers off at the end of Baxter Road on Pier 3. Walk up Pier 3 to First Avenue. Building 36 will be to the right. For 2CC turn left onto First Avenue, walk through the active Navy Yard to Constitution Road. The entrance for 2CC is 1 block up Constitutions Road on the left, through red metal gates with a sign for 2CC.

The Inner Harbor ferry operates Monday through Friday, with more limited weekend service.

Cost: Inner Harbor Ferry is $3.00 for adults, one way. Fare for Seniors and people with disabilities (with Charlie Transport Access Pass (TAP) Card) is half fare each way. See details of Reduced Fare programs.

Arriving by Bicycle

A Hubway bike station is adjacent to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and one currently in front of North Station. With a membership, bikes can be taken out of one station and brought to another, and the first 30 minutes of a Hubway bike ride are free.

The Charles River Locks and the Charlestown/North Washington Street Bridge make North Station easily accessible to bikers. The newly opened North Bank Pedestrian Bridge provides bikers with a convenient path to Hubway bike stations at the Lechmere MBTA station (Green line and buses), and 1 Kendall Square (convenient for the Red line) in Cambridge.

Overnight Stay/Hotel Information

Spaulding with Mass General Hospital has special rates with several hotels in the Boston area for family members who want to stay near the hospital or any of the outpatient centers. View listing and rates here. The pediatric unit allows one parent to stay overnight with their child in the child's room.

Spaulding Gift Shop

Our gift shop is operated in affiliation by the award winning Mass General Hospital Gift Shop services and is located on the first floor, and offering a variety of items such as candy, newspapers, books, magazines as well as gifts.

Patient/Family Resource Center

The Patient/Family Resource Center is on the first floor. The Resource Center has information for patients, families, and the community, including a library collection and videotapes. The Center has computers for accessing the Internet, and is wheelchair accessible.


The Constitution Café is located on the first floor. It is open from 6:15 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. The Café offers a variety of healthy meal and snack choices.


A Bank of America ATM is conveniently located on the first floor, by the Spaulding gift shop.

Interpreter Services

Medical Interpreters are available for all patients who do not speak English, who have limited English speaking skills, or those who request language assistance. These services are free and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Please ask any member of your team if you would like an interpreter present when you are working with them.

Children Policy

Children must have adult supervision (other than the patient) at all times.  Visitation may be limited due to patient’s condition and preference.  Children may not be overnight visitors.

Pet Policy

We believe in the therapeutic value of pets in rehabilitation therapy, and allow dogs to visit patients in select areas of the hospital, namely: the hospital lobby or the hospital patio.

Requirements for dogs being brought into the hospital are:

  • An inoculation certificate from a veterinarian must be completed and placed in the patient's medical record.
  • The dog must remain on a leash or in a pet carrier at all times.
  • Dog owners assume responsibility and liability for their pets at all times.

Volunteer Activities

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is proud to have a robust culture of volunteers who are vital to the hospital operations. Volunteers can work in any number of areas from delivering magazines to floors, assisting administrative operations or welcoming visitors. Spaulding welcomes people of all abilities to contribute. Anyone interested in current volunteer opportunities should contact SRH Human Resources at 617-952-5328.

Your Rights as a Research Volunteer

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is dedicated to researching new and exciting treatments in the field of rehabilitation medicine. Spaulding researchers, including physicians and other clinicians, are working on over 100 different research studies on a wide variety of topics.

We are committed to respecting and protecting the rights of our patients and their families. We strive to provide care that is sensitive to cultural, racial, religious and other differences.

You have a right to information about:

  • Why this research is being done 
  • What will happen during the study
  • Whether any of the procedures, drugs or devices are different from standard practice 
  • The important risks, side effects, and discomforts of the things that will happen in this study 
  • The benefits from taking part in the study 
  • Other treatment choices and their risks and benefits
  • Medical treatment in case of complications.

You also have the right to:

  • Refuse to take part in the study 
  • Change your mind about taking part after the study is started. This decision will not affect your right to the usual care not related to study 
  • Receive a copy of the consent form 
  • Be free of pressure when deciding whether to take part 
  • Ask questions concerning the study, both before and during the course of the study.


  • Inpatient Services Phone: 617-952-5000
  • Outpatient Center Phone: 617-952-6200
  • 300 First Avenue
  • Charlestown, MA 02129
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Spaulding is ranked 6th among rehabilitation hospitals by US News & World Report.

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