Infectious Disease at Northwest Hospital

About Your Appointment

The Northwest Infectious Disease Clinic evaluates and treats patients with a spectrum of possible or diagnosed infectious diseases including cellulitis, Hepatitis B and C, HIV, hospital acquired infections, lymphadenopathy, tuberculosis, STD’s and surgical and wound infections. Our experienced team of physicians is board certified in Infectious Disease, having completed fellowship training in additional to being board certified in Internal Medicine will work with you to give you the best continuity of care.

When Scheduling an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please call 206-668-1630.

When you make your appointment, let the scheduler know the nature of your health concerns. This is essential to allow our providers and staff to plan appropriately for your visit. If you have numerous concerns, you may need more time than is allotted for a standard visit. We may be able to offer a longer appointment time -- ask if a longer appointment time is available if you think you'll need it.

We accept new patient referrals from primary care and specialist providers. You may be referred to Northwest Infectious Disease when an infection is difficult to diagnose, does not initially respond to treatment, or requires specialized or intravenous therapy. We work closely with our patients, referring providers and community resources to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care.

Your Visit

For patients being referred to Northwest Infectious Disease Clinic, we make every effort to review your records and schedule you for any necessary tests prior to your new patient appointment with our physicians. By doing so, we are able to ensure you have the best possible consult. Please check the status of your referral by calling our office and speaking with our intake coordinator.

We ask new patients to arrive 20 minutes early in order to complete our new patient forms and complete the registration process. Please bring a valid Washington state picture identification and insurance card; this is required at check -in.

If you are a current patient and have an urgent or emergent issue that requires assistance from our on-call physician, please use our main number and follow the audio prompts to be connected with our answering service. The answering service will page the doctor, who will respond to you within 30 minutes. We encourage you to write down your concerns before calling so you don’t forget to tell us anything, and have your pharmacy name and number available. Please be aware we do not refill narcotic prescriptions over the weekend. We ask that you inform your physician 24 hours prior to the weekend if you need a narcotic refill.

Canceling & Rescheduling Your Appointment

If you need to reschedule or must miss an appointment, please call us at least one business day before your appointment. Please note there may be a $50.00 service charge billed to your account for late cancellation or no-show.

Hospitalization

Patients who are in need of hospitalization will be admitted to Northwest Hospital & Medical Center unless requested otherwise.

Visit Types

Your insurance will be charged depending on the type of your visit: Preventive and/or Medical Condition. Charges for services are according to the visit type that appears in your medical record. Please do not ask your healthcare provider/physician or clinic to change the type of service billed if your insurance company denies payment. Patients are responsible for payment if your insurance refuses to pay for the visit.

Labs and Other Tests

Billing for lab tests, pathology, ultrasounds, genetic testing, and specific hormone tests are billed separately from your office visit. Typically you will receive a bill from UW Medicine Northwest Hospital or UW Medical Center or other outside laboratories for tests mentioned above.