Location Details

Cambridge Birth Center

10 Camelia Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

617-665-2229

Have your baby with our amazing midwives

The Cambridge Birth Center is an intimate, home-like setting directly across from the hospital. That's why so many women with a low risk pregnancy see us as a great choice for care.

Midwifery deliveries are temporarily relocated to the McGovern Maternity Suite at CHA Cambridge Hospital. Starting on March 11, prenatal visits will be seen elsewhere while the Birth Center is renovated. Please call 617-665-2229 to confirm your upcoming visit. 

CHA Birth Center Update - March 2024

CHA is committed to maternal health equity and is moving forward with plans to reopen the CHA Birth Center. Construction is underway to renovate and update the three birthing rooms to ensure a welcoming and comfortable environment for patients and families. To improve equity and outcomes, CHA is working with community groups to develop education and outreach strategies for underserved communities to raise awareness about the benefits of midwifery and birth center care. Check back later this year for additional updates.

Interested in maternity care at CHA? Learn more about the many excellent options that are available now.

Information

  • Hours and Contact Information
    Cambridge Birth Center

    First floor open for clinic visits
    M - F: 8 am - 5 pm
    Phones open to 4:30 pm

      

    Phone: 617-665-2229
    Fax: 617-665-1165

  • Parking, Public Transportation, Shuttle Service

    Parking: 

    There is an underground parking garage at Cambridge Hospital. The rate for patients and patient visitors is a maximum of $8 per day for any stay over 3 hours. You can get a coupon at the front desk before leaving.

    Public Transportation: 

    Bus: 69, 83

    Subway: Red line, Harvard Sq. followed by a 10-15 minute walk to the hospital.

    Shuttle Service:

    CHA offers a shuttle between Cambridge Hospital, the Somerville Campus and other CHA locations.

    Please click here to view our shuttle schedules.

  • COVID Guidelines
    Who can come with you or visit you in the hospital?

    Patients coming for a clinic visit, to Urgent care or to the Emergency Department are allowed to bring at least one person with them. Additional people will be at the discretion of the provider and clinic.

    If you are coming to visit a patient in the hospital, please see our Visitor Policy page for current standards. .

  • Patient Relations

    Do you have feedback on our services? Do you need a patient advocate? Please contact our patient relations team at 617-665-1398 or use our easy web form.

Care Team

Lori Jean Bellwood, DNP, MSN, CNM

Lori Jean Bellwood, DNP, MSN, CNM

Specialties

  • Midwifery
  • Gynecology
  • Women's Health
Karen Carney, CNM

Karen Carney, CNM

Specialties

  • Midwifery
  • Gynecology
  • Women's Health
Nichola Douglas, CNM

Nichola Douglas, CNM

Specialties

  • Midwifery
  • Gynecology
  • Women's Health
Isabella Dunkel, CNM, MSN, WHNP-BC

Isabella Dunkel, CNM, MSN, WHNP-BC

Specialties

  • Midwifery
  • Gynecology
  • Women's Health
Phary Her, CNM, MSN

Phary Her, CNM, MSN

Specialties

  • Midwifery
  • Gynecology
  • Women's Health

Juhi Khamar, CNM

Specialties

  • Midwifery
  • Gynecology
  • Women's Health

Colleen Ryfa, CNM

Specialties

  • Midwifery
  • Gynecology
  • Women's Health

Lisa Thibodeau, CNM

Specialties

  • Midwifery
  • Gynecology
  • Women's Health
Jennifer Trebbin, CNM

Jennifer Trebbin, CNM

Specialties

  • Midwifery
  • Gynecology
  • Women's Health

Laura Williams, CNM

Specialties

  • Midwifery
  • Gynecology
  • Women's Health

Questions - How Do I ...

  • Get an interpreter?

    If you prefer to speak another language during your visit: 

    Please tell your care team before your next visit. Our interpreter services team can help.

    Please note, there is no charge for this service. 

  • Get a health screening or check-up?

    Your primary care or specialty team knows when you are due for routine tests, immunizations and health screenings.

    Just ask them what you need and when. 

    Learn more about routine health screenings. 

  • Ask a question or give feedback?

    We want to hear from you.

    If you have a non-urgent health question, please sent us a note in MyCHArt.

    For other questions, feedback, thank you messages or complaints please use our secure online form.

    To contact our Patient Relations team directly, call 617-665-1398 or visit the patient relations web page.

  • Pay my bill?

    You can now pay your bill online.

    If you have any questions about what services are covered, please call your insurance company directly.

    If you have a question about your bill, please call our Customer Service Billing Department at 617-665-3200

  • Find health insurance?

    If you need health insurance, we can help.

    Just call the CHA Financial Assistance team at 617-665-1100.

    Or, visit our web page for more information.

  • Sign up for MyCHArt?

    MyCHArt is a safe and secure system that lets you see and manage your health care from a computer or smart phone.

    You can ask questions, request appointments, refill medications and review lab results.

    Need a MyChart account?

    Just visit the CHA MyCHArt page to sign up today.

  • Get refills?

    For the best service, just call your pharmacy to get your prescription refilled.

    Please don’t wait until your medication is gone before calling. However, if you do run out, please tell the pharmacist. They may be able to give you some medication until your refill has been approved.

    Did you know?

    You can switch your prescriptions to the CHA Pharmacy and pick up or get free home delivery?

    Please visit our web page to learn more.

  • Get a referral?

    Please talk to your care team. They can help you find the right doctor or service for your medical needs.

    We hope you see a doctor in our network. This will let us share medical information and support your care.

    Learn more about referrals.

  • Get help when I feel sick?

    Same day virtual visits when you feel sick.

    You can schedule a same-day or next-day Virtual Sick Visit through MyChart for certain symptoms. Just log into MyChart and click the Visits button. This will let you schedule a video appointment for things like cough, headache, COVID-19, back pain, vaginal itch or discharge, painful urination, and more. If you have a symptom not included on the self-booking list, please call your primary care office. You’ll be connected to our Nurse Advice Center who can help you get the care you need.

    At the time of your video appointment, you’ll get a link by text and email. Just click on the link and log in using the camera on your phone or computer. Depending on your needs, we can provide medical advice, prescribe medicines, and set up a follow-up visit. Get the medical care you need from CHA without having to leave your home! 

    If you have an urgent medical need (not an emergency):

    Please visit CHA Somerville Campus Urgent Care at 33 Tower Street, Somerville.

    If you are having a health emergency:

    Call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.

    You can find 24 hour care with short wait times at CHA Cambridge Hospital and CHA Everett Hospital. When you go to a CHA emergency room, your CHA doctor will be notified about your health needs and can help coordinate your care.

  • Make an appointment?

    If you already come to CHA for care:

    Just call your clinic or provider directly. You can also contact us in MyCHArt.

    We can help you make, change or cancel your appointment.

    To become a new patient:

    For Primary Care, please call 617-665-1305 between 8:30 AM - 5 PM. Or, you can call one of our primary care centers directly.

    • Please have your insurance card ready.

    For other services, please see our Get an Appointment page. 

  • Get My Medical Records?
    How to Get Your Medical Records

    Make a request through MyCHArt

    Don't have a MyCHArt account?

    There may be a cost for copies - If you want copies, we will charge a reasonable fee for them. We will also charge you for postage costs, if you want us to mail the copies to you.

    Have Questions?

    Call us at 617-381-7126

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