Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program
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What's Different About Home Base?

Welcome to the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program. We thank you for your service to our country and for your family's sacrifice.

We Provide Care for You and Your Family

Home Base provides support for you and all your family members throughout the deployment cycleHome Base provides care for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who have combat or deployment–related stress or traumatic brain injury (TBI). We also provide counseling and support for your family and the people who are closest to you.

Our goal is to work with you to:

  • Develop an effective treatment plan that meets your individual needs and improves the quality of your life
  • Help you overcome or ease the effects of deployment– or combat–related stress or TBI
  • Help you successfully return to your family life, job, school, and community

To schedule an appointment at Home Base, contact us at 617-724-5202 or homebaseprogram@partners.org.

We Understand Military Culture and Your Unique Needs

Home Base is the first program of its kind in the country. Founded by the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital in 2009, we are striving to be a model partnership of academic medicine and Major League Baseball in service to our military veterans—and their families. 

Our clinicians are part of Massachusetts General Hospital. They are civilian caregivers, but they are experienced in caring for veterans and families. They understand the military culture and the unique needs of veterans and military families.

We Are Committed to Eliminating Barriers to Care

No long wait times. Home Base is an outpatient clinic.  Our goal is to offer you an appointment within two weeks or if needed within a few days. Our outpatient clinic is located a few blocks away from Massachusetts General Hospital at 101 Merrimac Street, 2nd floor. It is near the Boston Garden and Government Center, and easily accessible by the Green, Orange, Blue and Red Line.

Discharge status does not affect access to care. Home Base serves all Iraq and Afghanistan veterans regardless of their time of service or discharge status, and from all branches of service including the National Guard and Reserve.

Payment is not a barrier. By law we are required to bill your health insurance for your care, but if you have no insurance or a gap in insurance coverage, you will never receive a bill from Home Base.

One veteran’s story

Jim Urso deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 as a Military Police Sergeant, and was attached to an infantry unit which experienced heavy fighting and regular IED attacks in the Shah-i-Kot Valley. During his deployment, the truck that Jim was riding in hit an IED. Watch this video to hear his story...

Jeremy Bordenca shares his experience with Home Base

Former Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bordenca served 11 years in the U.S. Army including one tour to Iraq 2004-2005. Bordenca was a member of the 323rd Maintenance Company, and was assigned to the 1st 1nfantry Division, providing support operations while stationed at Forward Operating Base Speicher in Tikrit Iraq. As a service to other veterans and families, Jeremy and his family have shared their experience with the Home Base Program.

You can read more about Former Staff Sgt Bordenca on Army.mil.