Mass. Eye and Ear Outlines Service During Storms

February 02, 2015

Weather Notice: Open as Usual this Weekend Updated Feb. 13, 2015, 12:50 p.m.

We're expecting another storm this weekend but we open and ready to help those who need our care. Please allow extra time for safe travel. Your health and safety is important to us. Please reach out if you need to reschedule. Safe travels - and please make sure your car exhaust pipes are clear before you get into your car to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.


Weather Notice: Open Unless Alerted by Doctor's Office Updated Feb. 9, 2015, 7:21 p.m.

Despite the weather and the MBTA shutdown tonight and tomorrow, we are open with a few exceptions. Your physician's staff will contact you if any of these exceptions affect you, or you may reach out directly to the office if you want to confirm. As always, your health and safety is important to us. Please reach out if you need to reschedule. Safe travels.


Weather Notice: Open Feb. 7, 9 & 10 Updated Feb. 5, 2015, 2:11 p.m.

We are expecting snow this weekend. Mass. Eye and Ear will be open this weekend, as well as next week, as usual. Please allow extra time for your travel to your appointment. If you have questions, please contact your physician's office.


Weather Notice: Open Feb. 2 Updated Feb. 1, 2015, 4:45 p.m.

The weather forecast has not changed significantly since yesterday. Forecasts still predict up to a foot of snow in Boston. This storm is expected to impact the morning and potentially afternoon commute tomorrow (Feb. 2). We do not expect a travel ban or MBTA shutdown with this storm; therefore we do expect that Mass. Eye and Ear will be fully operational on Monday and Tuesday. If an appointment needs to be canceled, the patient will be contacted via phone by hospital staff.

Please allow extra time for safe travel and consider taking public transportation if possible. The city of Boston has planned a snow emergency (no parking on designated streets) starting at 6 a.m. tomorrow. Please monitor local media such as www.boston.com for updates.


Weather Notice: Expect to be Open as Usual on Feb. 2 and 3

Updated: Jan. 31, 2015

We are expecting more winter weather beginning late Sunday and lasting through Monday. Current forecasts predict up to a foot of snow for Boston. We do not expect a travel ban or MBTA shutdown with this storm; therefore we do expect that Mass. Eye and Ear will be fully operational on Monday and Tuesday and we ask that you plan accordingly. We will of course keep you posted with any changes via this website.


Mass. Eye and Ear Resumes Surgeries, Clinics on Wednesday, Jan. 27

Contact: Mary Leach

BOSTON, MASS. (Jan. 27, 2015) -- Governor Baker has announced that the state travel ban will be lifted at midnight tonight, Jan. 27. In addition, the MBTA will resume service tomorrow morning (Jan. 28) on its regular schedule for the T, commuter rail and buses, but delays are expected.

Normal business operations will resume tomorrow, Jan. 28, at all Mass. Eye and Ear locations with surgeries scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Outpatient clinics will be open at noon on the main campus and all of our clinical sites. Patients whose appointments were impacted by today's clinics' closing and tomorrow's later start have been contacted to reschedule.

Please proceed cautiously and allow extra time in your travels. We encourage you to take public transportation if possible and to monitor the MBTA website and local media for travel information.

Patients with questions are asked to contact their physicians' offices directly. Thank you for your patience.


Mass. Eye and Ear Outlines Services Available During Storm

Emergency Department open for eye and ENT emergencies, inpatient care, emergency surgery

Contact: Mary Leach

BOSTON, MASS. (Jan. 26, 2015) -- The safety and well being of our patients, visitors and employees are of paramount importance to Massachusetts Eye and Ear. Therefore Mass. Eye and Ear has announced that it will be open on a limited basis during the major winter storm that has been forecast to begin the evening of Jan. 26 and continue through the morning of Jan. 28. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has issued a temporary ban of motor vehicle travel, effective at midnight tonight. In addition, the MBTA has announced that it will discontinue service tonight at midnight and will not resume until Wednesday at a time still to be determined.

Mass. Eye and Ear will be open to care for patients in the Emergency Department, on patient floors, and for emergency surgery during the storm. All outpatient clinics, including those held in satellite locations, have been cancelled for Tuesday, Jan 27. The hospital is providing sleeping rooms and hot meals for those caregivers who will stay overnight to ensure availability to patients.

Mass. Eye and Ear expects normal business operations to resume on Wednesday, Jan. 28, with some operating rooms opening at 7 a.m. Outpatient clinics are currently scheduled to open at noon. Mass. Eye and Ear has alerted those patients who have been impacted and is working to reschedule their appointments.

We encourage everyone to monitor local media for updates on the storm and to be safe. Here some important tips to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. We hope everyone remains warm and safe.