Infectious Diseases

Also known as Infection Control

Prevention and treatment of infectious diseases

Expert Care for Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases need expert care. Whether you have a sudden or chronic infection, the specialists at Mount Auburn Hospital can help. The Division of Infectious Diseases provides services to hospitalized and non-hospitalized patients.

Contact the Infectious Disease Clinic

The Medical Office Building
300 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-499-5026
Fax: 617-499-5453

Travel Safely With Infectious Disease Support

Traveling outside the United States increases your risk of infection. We work with our Travel Medicine Center to help you travel with confidence. Our staff offers a variety of services, including:

  • Follow-up care if you are ill after traveling
  • Infection prevention information
  • Vaccinations

When To Visit an Infectious Disease Specialist

Your primary care doctor can treat many common infections. They may recommend seeing an infectious disease specialist if:  

  • Your infection is difficult to diagnose
  • You have a high fever
  • You do not respond to treatment

We're Here for You

Get to know the specialists who will be involved in treating you.

Conditions We Treat

Our infectious disease specialists are experts at treating a range of infections, including:
  • Chronic infections including HIV/AIDS
  • Infections caused by parasites
  • Acute and chronic bacterial and viral diseases
  • Mycobacterial diseases
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
  • Surgical site infections
  • Infections in patients with a weakened immune system
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PREP) for HIV prevention and post exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
  • Penicillin allergy testing
  • Travel related illnesses

COVID-19 Information

For the latest information on COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccines, please visit our Coronavirus Resources Center.

Services & Specialties

Infectious disease management is a team effort. We work with various specialties at Mount Auburn Hospital to treat and manage infections: