Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people. In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida

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Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota

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The right care the first time

People turn to Mayo Clinic for help with a wide range of serious and difficult-to-diagnose infectious diseases. Each year Mayo Clinic's infectious diseases specialists diagnose and treat more than 18,000 adults and children from around the world.

Mayo Clinic's experts help people with bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections. That includes bloodstream infections and complex or rare conditions caused by emerging pathogens and multidrug-resistant microbes. Successful treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. Mayo Clinic doctors take the time to get it right. In a recent study, 88 percent of people who came to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion received a new or refined diagnosis.

Team-based care

Many infectious disease problems are related to other medical conditions or procedures. Mayo Clinic infectious disease specialists work closely with doctors in many specialty areas to make sure you get exactly the care you need. Depending on your situation, your care team may include doctors trained in cardiovascular medicine; critical care; dermatology; thoracic surgery; immunology; rheumatology; ear, nose and throat and head and neck surgery; hematology; oncology; pulmonary medicine; gastroenterology and hepatology; neurology; neurosurgery; transplant; orthopedic surgery; pathology; surgery or vascular surgery. Your doctors may also work with an infectious diseases pharmacist, a nurse, a microbiota transplant coordinator and an advanced practitioner.

Having all this expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion. Your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly and appointment schedules are coordinated. Highly specialized experts are working together for you. What might take weeks or even months to accomplish elsewhere can typically be done in a matter of days at Mayo Clinic.

Infectious diseases services are also provided to children at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. Pediatric infectious diseases specialists of the Mayo Clinic Children's Center work with other pediatric specialists to diagnose and treat children and adolescents.

Mayo Clinic Health System clinics, hospitals and health care facilities serve more than 60 communities in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. These sites provide Mayo Clinic infectious diseases services to their local communities.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

You may undergo diagnostic procedures so that your doctors can identify exactly what's causing your signs and symptoms. Mayo Clinic's infectious diseases specialists work with clinical microbiology specialists who have developed the most advanced microbiological laboratory methods of detecting infections. They also work with radiologists who use innovative imaging technologies, including 7-Tesla MRI, magnetic resonance elastography and magnetic resonance angiography. Many of these advanced testing and imaging methods are available at very few medical centers.

Helping people who are hospitalized. Mayo Clinic's infectious diseases specialists work in teams to help manage the most complex infections encountered in the hospital setting.

Monitoring people who need transplants. People who plan to undergo a transplant may see an infectious diseases specialist for a pre-surgical assessment of infection risk and to discuss prevention strategies. These include prophylaxis, preemptive therapy, surveillance and vaccination. People who receive a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as a bridge to heart transplant can meet with this team as well to discuss managing infection risk.

Combating infectious diseases with eConsults. Doctors in Mayo Clinic Health System are connecting with colleagues in Rochester, Minnesota, using eConsults to improve care of patients with serious infections and diseases related to bacteria, viruses and parasites.

Applying the latest in research. Mayo Clinic infectious diseases doctors and scientists make discoveries in the laboratory that lead to better and faster ways to diagnose and treat people with infectious diseases. And they work with other global health experts, advancing knowledge of vector-borne infectious diseases such as Zika virus.

Focusing on infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship. Mayo Clinic infectious diseases doctors are committed to developing strategies to reduce the risk of infection after surgical procedures and in people who are hospitalized. In addition, they are expert in the optimal use of antimicrobials, which reduces the chance of developing drug resistance.

Talk with your doctor about whether any of the clinic's many infectious diseases-related clinical trials might be right for you.

Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialists provide a full range of diagnostic assessments, medical treatments and procedures. Availability of services varies among Mayo Clinic locations. Please confirm when you contact Mayo Clinic.

Mayo Clinic infectious diseases doctors are experts in the treatment of people with a wide range of infectious diseases, including those that are complex or rare. Availability of services varies among Mayo Clinic locations. Please confirm when you contact Mayo Clinic.

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

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Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

The Mayo Clinic Division of Infectious Diseases is one of the largest and most respected practices in the world for diagnosing and treating people with infectious diseases. It includes more than 50 subspecialized experts committed to improving people's lives.

Mayo Clinic specialists are known for their expertise in orthopedic infectious diseases, cardiovascular infectious diseases, transplant-associated infections, HIV, travel medicine, fungal infections, C. difficile infections, pediatric infectious diseases, outpatient IV antimicrobial therapy, nontuberculosis mycobacterial infections, infectious diseases in people with cancer and treatment of people in the Intensive Care Unit with infectious diseases.

Mayo Clinic in Arizona has one of the most experienced infectious diseases teams in the world for treating people with valley fever and for fecal microbiota (stool) transplantation for recurrent C. difficile infections. Mayo Clinic in Florida has one of the most experienced teams in the world for treating people following lung and other solid organ transplantation.

People who turn to the Mayo Clinic infectious diseases team benefit from its relationship to these resources and organizations:

  • National recognitions and leadership. Mayo Clinic doctors hold leadership positions in national infectious diseases organizations and professional societies, helping to establish guidelines and advance the field for the benefit of all people. The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene lists Mayo Clinic as a provider.
  • Transplant Center. Mayo Clinic infectious diseases experts are active in patient care in the Mayo Clinic Transplant Center. The center is the largest integrated transplant provider in the United States. Mayo Clinic surgeons perform more than 600 kidney transplants a year, and are leaders in simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplants and living-donor kidney transplants.
  • Center for Individualized Medicine. Mayo Clinic infectious diseases experts are active in research with the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, which brings genomic discoveries to patient care.
  • World Health Organization (WHO). Mayo Clinic is a WHO-designated Collaborative Center for Tuberculosis. The center works with public health organizations to treat and control tuberculosis.
  • Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. Mayo Clinic infectious diseases experts work closely with the internationally renowned Mayo Clinic Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. The lab offers expertise in all areas of conventional and molecular microbiology, performing over 2.5 million lab tests each year. And it uses and develops advanced diagnostic tests for infectious diseases. Specialty areas include bacteriology, hepatitis/HIV, infectious disease serology, initial processing/media, mycology/mycobacteriology, parasitology, vector-bone diseases and virology.

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Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Mayo Clinic's physician-scientists are engaged in research to develop new knowledge in preventing, diagnosing and treating infectious diseases. Among their many collaborators are Arizona State University, the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, the University of Notre Dame and the Belize Ministry of Health, and international colleagues who study Zika (ZEE'-kuh) virus and other vector-borne diseases.

For nearly 70 years the clinic's doctors have been at the forefront of advances in diagnosing and treating infectious diseases. The clinic initiated its subspecialty training of doctors (the fellowship program) in 1961. It's a strong program that includes specialty training on infectious diseases related to transplant, intensive care, orthopedics, cardiovascular medicine, and travel and tropical medicine.

Areas of particular research interest include:

  • Prosthetic joint infection
  • Vertebral osteomyelitis
  • Health care associated infections
  • Cytomegalovirus infection
  • Vaccine research
  • Infection following organ transplantation
  • Valley fever (coccidioidomycosis)
  • Cardiovascular infections
  • Clostridium infections and fecal microbiota transplantation
  • HIV and hepatitis

Clinical trials

Mayo Clinic researchers are involved in studies to evaluate potential treatments (clinical trials) for many infectious diseases. You may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. Learn more about infectious diseases clinical trials at Mayo Clinic.

Publications

See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic authors on infectious diseases on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Laboratories and centers

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Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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