|Contact Us||Clinic Hours|
Appointments: (254) 288-8090 or 288-8091.
FAX: (254) 288-8970
Monday – Wednesday & Friday: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Alternate times may be available for urgent evaluations if needed.
Building 36000, room 4235 in 4 West Internal Medicine Clinic.
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
The infectious disease clinic at CRDAMC provides urgent and routine inpatient and outpatient consultation services for Tricare–eligible adults (age 15 years and older), addressing a wide range of infectious diseases that are not readily diagnosed or managed in primary care clinics. These services comply with or exceed standards of care and national guidelines.
Appointments: Call (254) 288-8090 / 8091, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
Please note that pre-screening interviews are conducted before the actual appointment times, and may take up to 15 minutes. Please ensure you arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to allow for your pre–screening interview. In addition, please plan to allow 10 to 15 minutes to get on post and to find a parking place at the hospital.
As a courtesy to other clinic patients, and to allow for your full allotted time with the provider, please arrange to check in at least 15 to 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
Services provided in this clinic include the diagnosis and/or management of:
- Antibiotic therapy – including selection, dosing and timing of oral antibiotics, inpatient intravenous antibiotics, and outpatient antimicrobial therapy (OPAT, or home antibiotic infusion therapy), as well as therapeutic monitoring for effectiveness and to detect adverse effects of antibiotic therapy.
- Bacterial infections – including Methicillin–Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other multi–drug resistant organisms (MDRO)
- Blood stream infections – including endocarditis and sepsis
- Bone and joint infections – including osteomyelitis and septic arthritis
- Central nervous system infections –- including meningitis, encephalitis, and brain abscess
- Fever of unknown origin (FUO)
- Fungal infections – including Candida, coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, and cryptococcosis
- Gastrointestinal infections – including infectious diarrhea and vomiting diseases
- Hospital Epidemiology – identification and appropriate isolation of patients with infections easily transmitted to others, promotion of good hand hygiene and other infection prevention practices, surveillance for infections associated with medical procedures, and investigation of clusters of infections within the hospital and surrounding clinics.
- Infections associated with medical devices and procedures – including those related to intravenous and urinary catheters, ventilators, implanted medical devices and other postsurgical infections
- Respiratory tract infections – including pneumonia, lung abscess, empyema, and tuberculosis
- Tropical and travel–associated infections – including parasitic and protozoal diseases
- Urinary tract infections – including kidney and bladder infections, pyelonephritis and cystitis
- Viral infections – including HIV and AIDS, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, cytomegalovirus, and others
Services NOT provided in this clinic include evaluation and/or management of:
- Viral hepatitis (including hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E) and Helicobacter infections - refer to CRDAMC or Brooke Army Medical Center gastroenterology clinics
- Immunizations/vaccinations (including pre-travel services) - refer to Allergy/Immunology Clinic, at the Thomas Moore Clinic.
- Pediatric infectious diseases (children younger than 15 years old) - services not available at CRDAMC, refer to Tricare providers.
- Positive screening skin tests (PPD) for tuberculosis (TB) - refer to Army Public Health Nursing, Department of Preventive Medicine.
- Sexually transmitted diseases - refer to Epidemiology and Communicable Disease Service, Department of Preventive Medicine.
- Employee exposures (including blood and body fluid exposures to infectious agents) – refer to Employee Health clinic, Department of Preventive Medicine.
page last modified on: 5/15/2013