Our doctors offer expert inpatient care and consultations for children with a wide range of infectious diseases and immunologic disorders including:

  • Blood infections
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Respiratory infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Other illnesses, such as cancer, transplantation or heart disease, complicated by acute infections

Our knowledgeable, caring staff also provides a variety of outpatient services to meet your child's needs. An outpatient clinic provides support for families of children on outpatient IV antibiotics. These children may suffer from infections, such as bone and joint infections, which require long-term monitoring.

Care for Children Traveling Abroad

If your family is traveling abroad, our doctors can provide advice on foreign travel precautions as well as vaccinations for your child in our Travel Medicine Clinic.

Free HIV Prevention and Treatment Services 

At the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital, we understand that successful prevention and treatment of HIV goes beyond clinical care and strives to address the social factors that keep many youths from engaging in medical care.

Care2Prevent (C2P) is the University of Chicago's Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Program. C2P empowers individuals of all ages who are living with HIV or who want to stay HIV negative to live bold, rich, meaningful lives. Our welcoming, supportive, interdisciplinary team provides trauma-informed, integrated healthcare, social service connections, and advocacy for communities on the South Side. C2P offers services in a variety of locations, including:

From homelessness to food insecurity to issues surrounding sexual and gender identity, our C2P team is specially trained in case management, outreach/prevention, and behavioral health. We work actively with youth to achieve mind-body wellness, engagement in care, and viral suppression or retaining an HIV-seronegative status through the ideal of client empowerment.
 

Meet Our Pediatric Infectious Diseases Team