Reducing the risk of infectious disease
One of the best strategies for preventing infectious diseases is immunization. Make sure you and your children receive all recommended vaccinations. Ask your doctor for advice about other things you and your family can do to prevent infectious diseases.
When you need an infectious disease specialist
Specialists in Infectious Disease (ID) are internal medicine physicians with up to 10 years of specialized education. Most infectious disease specialists who treat patients are also board certified. They have passed a difficult certification examination by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both internal medicine and infectious diseases.
Many common infections can be treated by your personal physician. Your doctor might refer you to an infectious disease specialist in cases where an infection is difficult to diagnose, is accompanied by a high fever, or does not respond to treatment.
Infectious disease specialists also see healthy people who plan to travel to foreign countries or locations where infection risk is higher. In these cases, the infectious disease specialists can help determine whether special immunizations or other preventive measures are necessary to protect travelers from disease.
Specialty Care Center
The DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital Specialty Care Center is dedicated to providing high-quality, efficient health care in a compassionate manner to individuals and families infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
In addition, we actively engage in the education of patients, health care providers and the community. As part of the Wayne State University teaching program, we are committed to research that can advance knowledge of the disease.
Our program began in 1999, when the WSU/DMC HIV/AIDS Program considered the possibility of expanding services within the City of Detroit. With one clinic located close to the main DMC campus, it soon became evident that the community warranted additional services.
After careful study of demographic information, northwest Detroit was selected as an area that could immediately benefit from such an expansion. With an emphasis on building collaborations with community-based agencies, the Sinai-Grace HIV/AIDS program:
- Provides state-of-the-art medical care to patients with HIV/AIDS
- Local community education regarding the effect of indifference towards HIV/AIDS
- Trains health care professionals
- Provides a safe, open environment where learning is possible
Our HIV/AIDS services include:
- Medical care and treatment of individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS
- Access to HIV/AIDS medical care and treatment for under-insured and uninsured individuals through the Ryan White Treatment and Modernization Care Act
- Free confidential and anonymous HIV testing and counseling
- Coordination of care with your primary care physician and other specialist
- Clinical trials
- On-site patient advocate to assist patients and their families with access to non-medical support services
- Coordination of in-service trainings for service providers through the Midwest AIDS Education and Training Center (MATEC), which includes Continuing Education Units (CEU), and scheduling flexibility to accommodate first-, second-, and third-shift schedules.
HIV/AIDS referral services
The Sinai-Grace HIV/AIDS program offers the following referral and support services:
- Michigan Drug Assistance Program (MiDAP) for access to medications and laboratory tests used to manage and monitor treatment progressions
- Michigan Dental Program (MDP)
- Peri-Natal Infectious Disease Center (PIDC) for expectant mothers with HIV/AIDS
- Medical Case Management
- Emergency financial assistance to support housing stability
- Support groups
- Transportation services
- Substance abuse and mental health counseling
Location, contact information and hours of operation
DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital Specialty Care Center
Sinai-Grace Professional Building
6071 W. Outer Drive, Ste. 207
Detroit, Michigan 48235
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
To learn more about DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital infectious disease program and HIV/AIDS services, call 313-966-2800.