Our Services

Infectious Diseases

Description of Services

The Division of Infectious Diseases provides consultation in the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases in children – especially recurrent, rare, or difficult to treat infections, including HIV/AIDS.

Consultative services are provided for children with:

  • Common and uncommon infectious diseases or disorders
  • Problems that might be infectious
  • Infectious disease complications of other underlying problems
  • Management of recurrent MRSA infections

Physicians also conduct follow-up for children admitted to Children's Hospital for infections. In addition, they assist in the laboratory diagnosis of infections and in the selection of therapeutic and preventive strategies including antimicrobials, vaccines, and immunoglobulins. Consultation is available for international travelers.

Referral Requirements

Referrals are required from primary care physicians or other Children’s Hospital specialty services. Referrals for patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans also may require authorization from the insurance provider and primary care physician. We strongly recommend that you consult with your primary physician to ensure that a visit to the Infectious Disease clinic will be beneficial for your child. In addition, notes and lab results should be sent from your primary physician’s office to our clinic before the visit so we can provide the best care for your child. All necessary referral and authorization forms must be received before the patient’s visit. For accurate provider numbers or more information, please call the office number listed.

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Last Update
June 15, 2015