Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Infectious DiseasesThe Infectious Diseases Clinic is staffed by board-certified infectious diseases physicians, nurse practitioner and registered nurses with experience in a multitude of infectious diseases.  Consultative care for infectious diseases is available by appointment with a referral from your primary care provider.  We offer our patients treatment for infectious conditions including:

  • Aspergillosis
  • Bacteremia
  • Endocarditis
  • C. diff colitis
  • Cellulitis
  • CMV disease
  • Fever of Unknown Origin
  • Parasitic infestations and travel related infections
  • Bone and Joint infections
  • Post-operative infections
  • Soft tissue infections
  • Pneumonias
  • Infections in immune compromised patients
  • Positive PPD skin test
  • Tuberculosis
  • Infected pressure ulcers/osteomyelitis
  • Infection with endemic fungi such as Histoplasmosis

Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  For information or to make an appointment call 816-404-1885.  Our fax number is 816-404-1082.  These conditions do require a referral from your primary care provider.  We accept Medicaid, Medicare and most private insurances.
 
HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) - is a medication that can be taken to prevent HIV.  People who are HIV- negative but who are at high risk of getting HIV should consider this treatment - which is taking one pill once a day.  This pill contains 2 medicines which fight the HIV virus. People who take this medication must commit to taking this medication daily and seeing their provider routinely. People who are at high risk of acquiring HIV and wishing to take PrEP may make an appointment at either of our clinics: Hospital Hill Infectious Disease Clinic or the Good Samaritan Clinic.


HIV Services

HIV Primary Care
Comprehensive Care… not pieces of care.

TMC Hospital Hill’s Infectious Diseases Clinic staff understands how difficult it can be to live with a chronic illness.  It is our goal to make a positive difference everyday in the lives of our patients. Our services are designed to provide you with access to HIV providers, specialists for other conditions, medications, case management, treatment adherence, and other services to help you manage your health.

TMC has an array of outpatient and inpatient programs and services to meet the healthcare needs of our HIV-positive patients.  We have specialized programs to help you stick to your plan of care, manage a chronic illness, and learn the tools necessary to practice risk reduction.
 
Providing the Best HIV Care  The Infectious Diseases Clinic healthcare providers are among the best in providing HIV care.  Our physicians are board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.  As the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, our care is based upon the latest scientific developments and evidenced-based medicine practices.\

  • HIV Primary Care Services
  • HIV Primary Care Clinics
  • Bilingual Care Team
  • Women's Health Care
  • Positive Pregnancy Project  

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) - is a medication that can be taken to prevent HIV.  People who are HIV- negative but who are at high risk of getting HIV should consider this treatment - which is taking one pill once a day.  This pill contains 2 medicines which fight the HIV virus. People who take this medication must commit to taking this medication daily and seeing their provider routinely. People who are at high risk of acquiring HIV and wishing to take PrEP may make an appointment at either of our clinics: Hospital Hill Infectious Disease Clinic or the Good Samaritan Clinic.

  • Treatment Adherence Program
  • Individualized and group education provided by Peer Educators
  • Certified Instructors provide Stanford University's Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes
  • Referrals to on-site specialists
  • Nutritional Assessment and Counseling
  • Laboratory and Radiology Services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Research – Behavioral Research including adherence, retention and prevention strategies; referral to clinical drug trials

We accept Medicaid, Medicare, Ryan White Part C, and most private insurances.

Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  To schedule an appointment or for more information please call 816-404-1885.  Our fax number is 816-404-1082.

Good Samaritan Clinic

3030 Walnut
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

For more information call 816-404-8128.  Fax number:  816-960-4505
 
We also offer HIV Primary Care at a clinic we support in the Good Samaritan Project building.  A full-time RN staffs the clinic 5 days a week and is available to make appointments, answer questions, draw labs, handle medication refills and provide new patient nurse visits.   A nurse practitioner provides primary care at that location 2 days a week.   Services provided include:

• HIV Primary Care
• Women's Health Care
• PrEP
• Treatment Adherence Program
• Individualized and group education provided by peer educators
• Certified instructors provide Stanford University's Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes
• Referrals to TMC specialists
• Phlebotomy done onsite
 

Ryan White Medical Case Management Services

The Ryan White Medical Case Management program is available free of charge, to individuals living with HIV /AIDS. Case Management is a client-centered program that links clients with health care and other services as needed.  The primary goal of medical case management is to work with individuals to connect to and engage in their medical care. 

At Truman Medical Centers, we have 10 medical case managers at Hospital Hill and one located at Jackson County Health Department.  A medical case manager can assist with a variety of Ryan White service authorizations including access to Ryan White Primary Care and AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).  Case managers can help you navigate and understand the healthcare system by offering support and by being an active member of your medical team.

To enroll in services you must provide the following documentation:  Proof of HIV-status, proof of income, and proof of residency.  You also must be willing to meet with your case manager at least two times per year and participate in your medical care.

Case managers and clients meet twice a year to evaluate the client’s needs and create an individualized plan of care. Case managers can assist the client in locating and accessing services such as medical care, medications, mental health and substance abuse counseling and care, housing and other community resources. 

Ryan White Medical Case Managers are located throughout the Kansas City area in a variety of community settings including local health departments, hospitals, health clinics and community-based organizations.

Ryan White Medical Case Management hours at Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill are from 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.  To schedule an enrollment or for questions please contact 816-404-3200.