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How to file a medical registration

How to file a medical registration

If you are a physician, an optometrist, a podiatrist, an electrologist, or an osteopath, you need to register with the City. You have three options:

Step
1

Before you get started

You DON’T have to file a certificate if you meet one of these job descriptions:

  • You are a resident-in-training or an intern with a limited license.
  • You only conduct research, or only work as a teacher.
  • You only hold a job as an administrator.
  • You practice medicine at a federal facility, like a Veterans Administration hospital.

If you are exempt, you still need to give us a letter from your employer that has your name, position, status, and medical license number.

Step
2

File your certificate online

You can register as a physician using our online portalWe need to know your medical license number.

There is a one-time filing fee of $100. For online payments, we take credit or debit cards.

We send a copy of your filing to the Massachusetts State Board of Medical Licensing.

Step
1

Before you get started

You DON’T have to file a certificate if you meet one of these job descriptions:

  • You are a resident-in-training or an intern with a limited license.
  • You only conduct research, or only work as a teacher.
  • You only hold a job as an administrator.
  • You practice medicine at a federal facility, like a Veterans Administration hospital.

If you are exempt, you still need to give us a letter from your employer that has your name, position, status, and medical license number.

Step
2

Prepare your filing

There are different forms for each medical practice. To file, you need to give us your medical license number. You can print out and complete the form that relates to you ahead of time:

There is a one-time filing fee of $100. We take cash, a credit or debit card, or a check or money order made payable to the City of Boston.

Step
1

Before you get started

You DON’T have to file a certificate if you meet one of these job descriptions:

  • You are a resident-in-training or an intern with a limited license.
  • You only conduct research, or only work as a teacher.
  • You only hold a job as an administrator.
  • You practice medicine at a federal facility, like a Veterans Administration hospital.

If you are exempt, you still need to give us a letter from your employer that has your name, position, status, and medical license number.

Step
2

Prepare your filing

There are different forms for each medical practice. To file, you need to give us your medical license number. Please print out and complete the form that relates to you:

There is a one-time filing fee of $100. We take cash, a credit or debit card, or a check or money order made payable to the City of Boston.

Step
3

Mail your filing

Please send your information and payment to:

  • City Clerk’s Office, Room 601
  • 1 City Hall Square
  • Boston, MA 02201-2014

We will send a notice about your registration within 10 business days.

Need to Know:

If you aren’t sure if you already registered, or you have any other questions, please contact the City Clerk at 617-635-4600.

Contact:
City Clerk
617-635-4601
1 City Hall Square
Room 601
Boston, MA 02201-2014
United States