Infectious diseases

Infectious Diseases

(757) 668-7238

Telehealth Appointments Now Available

CHKD specialists are now offering secure and convenient appointments via telehealth. This means that your child can get the care they need from the CHKD physician you trust … all from the safety and comfort of your home. Read more about how the process works here. To schedule a telehealth appointment, call (757) 668-7238.


About Us

CHKD's infectious diseases specialists provide inpatient and outpatient services for children with acute and chronic pediatric infections, immune deficiency syndromes and cystic fibrosis.

Conditions We Treat

Our Staff

Our physicians are board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases and have completed additional training (called a fellowship). Each physician is licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine


Read About Our Clinical Trials in Cystic Fibrosis


Insurance and Referral Information 

If you have an HMO, you must:

  • Get a referral from your child's primary care physician before you call to make an appointment.
  • Make sure that your referral has not expired. Many are good for only 30 days, so check yours before you come to your appointment. If your referral has expired, call your primary care physician and explain your situation. In most cases, your primary care physician will provide a new or extended referral.
  • Bring the referral with you to the appointment. If you do not have a referral, or if the referral you have is expired, your HMO will not pay for your appointment.  

If you have fee-for-service insurance or a PPO, you do not need a physician's referral to make an appointment.  

We offer in-depth information about insurance in our billing and insurance section. 

Infectious Diseases Location
(757) 668-7238

Our Fax Number

(757) 668-8275

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