The Infectious Disease Clinic at Harborview evaluates and treats patients 16 years and older with the entire spectrum of possible or diagnosed infectious diseases including endocarditis, osteomyelitis, post-operative infections, skin and soft tissue infections, extra-pulmonary tuberculosis and other mycobacterial infections, fever of unknown origin and infections following overseas travel (including tropical infections). The board-certified Infectious Diseases physicians work closely with specialists throughout the center to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care.
The Clinic also provides complete pre-travel counseling, evaluations and immunizations for individuals planning on travel outside of North America. The clinic is a Washington State Department of Health authorized provider for yellow fever vaccine. We recommend making a pre-travel clinic appointment between 4 and 6 weeks prior to departure to allow for appropriate timing of vaccines.
Evaluation and recommendations are solely for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases; other medical and psychosocial issues are managed by the patient's primary care provider.
- Physical exam
- Lab testing
- Patient education
- Pre- and post-travel evaluations, including immunizations and malaria prophylaxis
We are unable to manage patients with chronic lyme disease. Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome should be referred to the Chronic Fatigue Clinic. Patients with confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis should be referred to the Tuberculosis Control Clinic/Public Health-Seattle & King County at Harborview with which we can coordinate management, if necessary. Patients with HIV should be referred to the Harborview Madison Clinic. Patients with hepatitis B or C should be referred to the Hepatitis and Liver Clinic.
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