Pediatric Palliative Care Network Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH )

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Contact Information

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH )
Contact: Jennifer Kenyon Bates MEd., Director
Email Address:
Phone: 800-882-1435
Alternate Phone: 508-961-2004
Fax: 617-624-5990

250 Washington Street Boston, MA 02108
Area Served: Boston

Map Location Pediatric Palliative Care Network


The Pediatric Palliative Care Network (PPCN) serves the unmet physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of eligible children in Massachusetts and their families. Services are provided at no cost to children 18 years old and younger who have a life-limiting illness.

Palliative (pal-lee-uh-tiv) care is comprehensive treatment of the discomfort, symptoms and stress of serious illness. It is a key part of care for children living with a life-limiting illness and an important source of support for their families.


Service Types

  • Case Management
  • Family Support
  • Home Care Corporation (Home Care)
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Program Type

  • Counseling
  • Personal Care
  • Respite
  • Support Groups

Populations Served

  • Birth Defects
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Health Impairment
  • Developmental Disability
  • Physical Disabilities

Ages Served

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

Accessibility Features

  • Services at Home

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service