Infectious Diseases and Virology

What to Expect

Clinic Visit

  • Before your appointment

    Learn more about what to do before your appointment.  

  • Why has my child been referred to Infectious Diseases and Virology?

    Your child has been referred for diagnosis of a possible infection and treatment recommendations.

  • Who will see my child?

    Seattle Children’s is a teaching hospital. Your child will receive care from a team that may include:

  • What happens during a clinic visit?
    1. We will ask you questions about your child’s medical history.
    2. We will review your child’s records from their primary care provider with you.
    3. We will examine your child.
    4. If needed, we will order blood draws and other tests, like X-rays.
    5. Depending on your child’s diagnosis, we will talk about treatment options and recommend a care plan.
  • How long is a visit?

    Most new visits take at least 1 hour. Follow-up visits take about 30 minutes. This does not include the time it takes to check in and get additional tests, if needed.

  • What will happen after the appointment?

    We may need to see your child for follow-up visits depending on their diagnosis and treatment plan. We will try to answer all of your questions and make sure you leave the appointment with detailed instructions about what will happen next. We will provide you with phone numbers to call us if you have questions after you leave.

  • How will we find out about test results?

    A nurse from our clinic will call you once they are complete.

  • What if I need to reschedule an appointment?
    • If you need to reschedule your child’s appointment, call 206-987-2073, option 1.
    • If you need a prescription refill before your next visit or if you have any questions about your child’s care, call our nurse line at 206-987-2073, option 2.
  • Directions, parking and entering

    Find your location in our map and directions section. Arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to allow time for registration.

Preparing your child

Learn more about preparing your child for a clinic visit.

More information

For more information on visiting Seattle Children’s clinics, please see Your Child’s Clinic Visit.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Infectious Diseases and Virology at 206-987-2073. If you would like an appointment, ask your child’s primary care provider for a referral.

Providers, see how to refer a patient.

Paying for Care

Learn about paying for care at Seattle Children’s, including insurance coverage, billing and financial assistance.