Infectious Disease

The Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases evaluates children both in the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Inpatient Services

  • A pediatric infectious diseases specialist is always on-call and is available daily for hospital consultations.
  • We treat young patients with infections in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, including critically ill children after surgery and organ transplantation.
  • In select cases, our infectious diseases team is able to offer home intravenous antibiotic therapy that is arranged prior to hospital discharge and managed in our outpatient area.

Outpatient Services

A pediatric infectious diseases specialist is available for outpatient consultation. Common reasons for referral include:

  • Prolonged/unexplained or recurrent fevers
  • Ongoing or recurrent infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Complicated skin, bone, and soft tissue infections
  • TB exposure
  • Manage outpatient intravenous antibiotics

Questions regarding outpatient referral or consultation can be directed to 216.445.2322.

Travel Clinic for Children

  • Staff are available to give vaccines and destination-specific travel advice.
  • It is recommended that appointments occur one month prior to travel, whenever possible.
  • Information regarding travel destination/itinerary and prior vaccination records should be brought to the appointment.


  • Call: 216.444.5437 or 800.223.2273, ext. 45437
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
  • Online: Make an appointment


  • Call: 216.445.2322
  • Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays

Travel Clinic

  • Call: 216.444.5437 (444-KIDS)
  • Hours: 9 a.m. – Noon, Fridays