Specialty Care CenterIn June, the pediatric infectious diseases division at St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) opened a clinic at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Specialty Care Center (CSCC) located at Mason Road and I-64 for the convenience of patients and their families. Rachel Orscheln, MD, Washington University pediatric infectious diseases specialist, sees patients at the CSCC on Monday mornings between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 

“We will continue our Thursday morning clinic at Children’s Hospital, but we thought it would be convenient to offer clinic times on a different day at the CSCC,” says Dr. Orscheln. “This provides us with an opportunity to see children who may develop problems over a weekend on a Monday rather than having them wait two or three days for an appointment on our main campus.” 

Among the services offered are routine evaluations for children referred for infectious diseases or complications, follow-up for patients with staphylococcal infections formerly seen at the SLCH MRSA clinic, rabies vaccinations, family pre-travel needs such as typhoid vaccine or malaria prophylaxis and consultations for children recently returned from international travel. The division’s multidisciplinary International Adoption Center and combined Orthopedics/ID clinic will continue to be held at Children’s Hospital. 

“It’s exciting for Infectious Diseases to have a presence at the CSCC,” said David Hunstad, MD, director of the infectious diseases division. “We hope this new clinic offering will serve the needs of families and referring providers in west county and beyond.” 

To speak with a member of the Infectious Diseases Clinic, call Children’s Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).