Mass General Brigham stops taking new primary care patients amid physician shortage

Somerville, Mass.-based Mass General Brigham will no longer be accepting new primary care patients at its academic medical centers in Boston — Mass General Hospital as well as Brigham and Women's Hospital — due to a shortage of primary care physicians, NBC affiliate 10 Boston reported Nov. 15.

A spokesperson from Mass General Brigham told 10 Boston that it is facing "historic and unrelenting capacity challenges" exacerbated by "a shortage of primary care providers, significant staffing issues, and ever-increasing demand."

The length of time in which new patients will not be accepted is unclear at this time.

Mass General Brigham is the largest health system in Massachusetts.

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