What's the easiest to access or first doctor you can access in Fallout 4? Of course more than one is welcome. This should be the doctor that is easiest to access by a low level character (assume the lowest level character that can reach any doctor), ideally close to Vault 111/Sanctuary.

If a more specific area is needed, you can reference this map on how dangerous areas are:

Danger vs 'Safe' area Map of Fallout 4

I'd suggest sticking to doctors that are in the areas of the map which are blue (accessible by most characters below level 16). If the map isn't available for some reason, this is roughly a 45 degree wedge from Cambridge up into the northwestern corner of the map.

This question originally was: Is there a doctor consistently available before Diamond city? Given that people interested in this may well search google for terms like doctor, Lexington, Cambridge and Diamond city I am going to leave that in the text as well.

I know there is a traveling doctor in the area (having run into her), but I'm looking for one that is in a fixed location (or very predictable) that players can locate with constancy if they need medical care early in the game.

  • I thought she was near the billboard, 3 mattresses and old cars on the west side of the road just north of starlight drive-in, but checking there did not yield a location. Nov 23, 2015 at 15:43
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    Build a doctor shop in sanctuary? :D
    – l I
    Nov 23, 2015 at 15:47
  • There's a roaming doctor/trader in the NE portion of the map, but you'll probably get to Diamond City before you get there
    – DCShannon
    Nov 23, 2015 at 16:01
  • Vault 81 count? You have to bring them 3 fusion cores to get in.
    – DCShannon
    Nov 23, 2015 at 16:01
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    This is a vague question, because of the nature of the game. You may want to narrow down to specific area/s to keep from getting the question marked as being too vague. With an open world game like Fallout 4, you can literally go to every other location "before" Diamond City. And just an FYI you probably ran into a travelling doctor, which is like the travelling merchants that you will find randomly at settlements and on the road.
    – dakre18
    Nov 23, 2015 at 16:09

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The doctor in Diamond City was the first one I ran into in my first couple playthroughs. There are a few doctors you could reasonably get to beforehand without going way out of your way, but they're neither a lot sooner nor much easier to get to, so you aren't missing out by just going ahead and continuing to Diamond City instead.


There's a doctor in a shack surrounded by radiation west of ArcJet Systems. The doctor is a ghoul, so the radiation doesn't bother her. If you already have enough radiation resistance, perhaps from the power armor in Concord, then this doctor might be worth visiting. Unfortunately, there's no fast travel waypoint.

Patricia Montgomery

There's a doctor in Covenant. Covenant is pretty easy to reach if you go east a bit. You'll have to go through the SAFE test at the door, and she may turn hostile depending on your choices in Human Error.


There's a doctor you can see in Vault 81. I often go by Vault 81 on my way to Diamond City, but it's not very far away and you may not even need to fight anything between the two locations, so you're not really gaining much by going here first.

Furthermore, you have to either pass a charisma check or donate three fusion cores to gain entrance. The check isn't too hard, especially if you don't mind loading a few times. You should be able to get past it with some Charisma gear and/or some temporary buffs.

Doc Weathers

There is a traveling doctor. I usually run into Weathers at Bunker Hill, in the stall next to Deb. This stall rotates between the various traveling merchants. Sometimes Trashcan Carla is there. Weathers can also be found traveling around the northern part of the map. The wiki article says he starts at County Crossing, near the National Guard Training Yard.

If you spread east before going down to Diamond City, you'll probably run into Weathers at some point. Bunker Hill is a fairly easy to reach early hub. You could just as easily get to Diamond City though, if you decided to go that direction instead.

Make Your Own

You'll probably get to Diamond City before Level 14, but maybe not, depending on play style. At level 14, you can get Local Leader 2. This, combined with Medic 1, allows you to build a pharmacy in your settlement. You can assign a settler here, and get all the services provided by a normal doctor.

  • The doctor near ArcJet is Bethany
    – boomstick
    Feb 1, 2016 at 10:40
  • @boomstick Thanks, added that link and Doc Weathers, and the doctor in Covenant.
    – DCShannon
    Feb 1, 2016 at 13:27

Covenant has a doctor early game.

  • Diamond City can be hard to get to and I personally avoided Vault 81 altogether; another vault with people and their problems... yay. Covenant has a fast travel mat 20 feet from a doctor (that damn door, though).
    – Mazura
    Jan 31, 2016 at 4:31
  • Forgot about that one. Added it to my answer. Anybody who comes later: this was not already in the other answers.
    – DCShannon
    Feb 1, 2016 at 13:31

Depending on how you play, you could encounter Vault 81 before you get to Diamond City. There's a doctor there.

I tend to highly prioritize side-questing and off-the-rails exploration, so that was the first doctor I'd encountered in my first attempt at playing the game.

Aside from that personal experience, I'd pretty much echo what others are saying in comments: It's probably shorter to list the doctors who aren't available "before Diamond City" than those who are.

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