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Children's Infectious Diseases

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The infectious diseases program at Children's of Mississippi provides a number of clinical services, including outpatient and inpatient evaluation and treatment, for neonatal, pediatric and adolescent patients.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a major public health challenge, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. About 19 million new STD infections are reported each year. Adolescent girls (ages 15-19) and young women (20-24) are at greatest risk for chlamydia and gonorrhea, the two most commonly reported infectious diseases in the United States, says the CDC.

Our clinical team includes physicians, a pediatric nurse practitioner, registered nurse case managers, a social worker case manager and other program staff who address the wide scope of medical and psychosocial needs of our patients. We also provide comprehensive evaluation and management of HIV in pregnancy from preconception to postpartum.

HIV/AIDS services

We provide telephone and hospital consults and clinical appointments for neonatal, pediatric and adolescent infectious diseases as well as neonatal, pediatric, adolescent and perinatal HIV.

Support services for women, children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS are provided through the Ryan White Program HIV/AIDS program. Children's of Mississippi - a part of University of Mississippi Medical Center - offers family-centered outpatient care, including primary medical care, treatment and support services to improve access to healthcare.

Planning Your Visit

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Family-friendly amenities to make your visit more comfortable.

Visitors to Sanderson Tower will find convenient spaces to eat, pick up last-minute items, rest, and reflect. Garage C, connected to Sanderson Tower by a covered walkway, offers the closest parking. It is easily accessed from Woodrow Wilson.

  1. Market Coffee

    Market Coffee (Sanderson Tower, Level G) is open daily with Starbucks® beverages, grab-and-go foods, and hot sandwiches.
  2. Gift Shop

    Children’s of Mississippi Gift Shop (Sanderson Tower, Level G) offers merchandise specially selected for pediatric patients and their parents, including stuffed animals, toys, snacks, and drinks.
  3. Interfaith Chapel

    The interfaith chapel (Sanderson Tower, Level G) is open 24 hours a day for quiet, meditation, and prayer.
  4. PICU/NICU Family Lounges

    The PICU (Level 3) and NICU floors (Levels 4 & 5) of Sanderson Tower feature lounges with refrigerators and washer dryers, where families of patients admitted to the PICU or NICU can eat, relax, and do laundry.

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Children's Infectious Diseases