Perinatal Infectious Disease Program

The Massachusetts General Hospital Perinatal Infectious Disease Program provides high-quality, multidisciplinary care to patients who are planning pregnancy, currently pregnant or have recently delivered a baby, and who are living with an infectious disease.

Call to schedule an appointment: 617-726-7495

Overview

The Massachusetts General Hospital Perinatal Infectious Disease Program is a program of the Division of Infectious Disease that is dedicated to providing high-quality, multidisciplinary care to patients who are planning pregnancy, currently pregnant or have recently delivered a baby, and who are living with a variety of infectious disease conditions, including HIV, hepatitis, other bacterial, viral and fungal infections, tuberculosis and positive TB skin tests, or recent exposures to these infections.

We work closely with other specialists at Mass General who care for women around the time of pregnancy, including obstetrician/gynecologists and maternal-fetal medicine specialists. We have a dedicated team of nurses, social workers and administrative staff who work to ensure a smooth referral process from the obstetrics service to the Perinatal Infectious Disease Program. Our program includes MassGeneral Hospital for Children pediatric infectious disease specialists for the diagnosis and treatment of newborns with maternally transmitted infections and the coordination of care with community pediatricians.

Full phlebotomy, diagnostic laboratory and radiographic facilities are available on-site, including microbiological and histopathological evaluations. We provide counseling and testing for HIV infection. Translators for most languages are available with advance notice. An outpatient pharmacy is available in the hospital.

For Referring Providers

  • Physicians may make referrals by calling 617-726-7495
  • All referrals are reviewed in detail, should be made by a physician and should include appropriate records for review
  • Medical records should be sent to our office prior to the scheduled appointment via fax at 617-726-7653. A copy of all laboratory results, radiology results and relevant clinical notes must be sent in advance of the appointment
  • Please indicate if a medical interpreter will be needed for the appointment

Staff

The practice is staffed by a team of healthcare providers trained in infectious disease with experience and expertise in the evaluation and management of infections before, during and after pregnancy. Our team includes:

Related Conditions

  • HIV / AIDS

    HIV/AIDS is a syndrome that kills cells of the immune system, impairing the body’s ability to fight infection.

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic bacterial infection that usually infects the lungs, although other organs are sometimes involved.

Location & Hours

Perinatal Infectious Disease Program

Cox Building, 5th Floor
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-7495

For directions, questions regarding referrals and appointments and practice information, please call 617-726-7495. Patients must call 866-211-6588 to register with the hospital before calling to make an appointment.

Billing/Payment

Most insurance carriers are welcome; some plans require a referral for specialty care from the Primary Care Provider. If individuals need financial assistance, Mass General Patient Financial Services at 617-726-2191 will assist with applications to Mass Health and Health Safety Net (Free Care).

Call to schedule an appointment: 617-726-7495

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