MASSTART – Central Region – Pediatric Pulmonary & Cystic Fibrosis Center Umass Memorial Medical Center

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Contact Information

Umass Memorial Medical Center
Contact: Lauren Fortier, RN, MSN, PNP, Program Coordinator
Email Address:
Phone: (774) 441-8086
Fax: (774) 441-8071

55 Lake Ave North Worcester, MA 01655
Area Served: Central

Map Location MASSTART - Central Region - Pediatric Pulmonary & Cystic Fibrosis Center


MASSTART (Massachusetts Technology Assistance Resource Team) is a free collaborative service that helps families and schools plan for the health care and safety of children and adolescents with special health needs, especially those assisted by medical technology. By ensuring safety in school for children with complex needs, MASSTART supports the educational goal of placement in the least restrictive setting. Consultants in each region have been chosen for their extensive experience providing health care services for children and adolescents with a wide range of technology needs. Regionally-based contracted MASSTART programs work collaboratively with the Department of Public Health to:

Provide consultation to school personnel and families to plan for entrance into school of children assisted by medical technology

Work with schools and families towards resolving issues by developing skills, knowledge, and confidence of school personnel to meet the needs of children with special needs

Train school personnel to understand and meet special needs of individual children and adolescents

Assist in the development of children’s individual health care plans and emergency plans for school

Conduct educational programs and training programs

Provide information, referral and community resources concerning services for children and adolescents assisted by medical technology.

Our target population is Massachusetts children and adolescents who are assisted by medical technology or have complex medical needs; Massachusetts health care providers, school personnel, early intervention providers, and community agencies working with children and adolescents with special needs.

Umass Memorial Medical Center Birth to 3, 3 - 4, 5 - 8, 9 - 13, 14 - 18, 19 – 22 Worcester Lauren Fortier, RN, MSN, PNP (774) 441-8071 (774) 441-8086 20062 MASSTART - Central Region - Pediatric Pulmonary & Cystic Fibrosis Center Assistive Technology and Equipment, Education, Medical 5) Central Case Management 55 Lake Ave North Program Coordinator 01655 Free Service All Disabilities Local Area Program Coordinator WORCESTER, WEST BOYLSTON, SHREWSBURY, MILLBURY, AUBURN, OXFORD, WEBSTER, CHARLTON, SOUTHBRIDGE, LEICESTER, SPENCER, BROOKFIELD, NORTH BROOKFIELD, EAST BROOKFIELD, WESTBOROUGH, NORTHBOROUGH

Service Types

  • Case Management

Program Type

  • Assistive Technology and Equipment
  • Education
  • Medical

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service