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The Massachusetts General Hospital Mycobacterial Center is an Infectious Disease program dedicated to providing the highest level of cross-disciplinary care to patients living with Mycobacterial diseases, including Tuberculosis (TB), non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) such as Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) and Hansen’s disease (formerly known as leprosy).

As part of our Center, we have access to full diagnostic laboratory and radiographic facilities on-site, including microbiological and histopathological evaluations. We work closely with other subspecialists at MGH who are often involved in the care of patients with mycobacterial diseases such as Pulmonary specialists, Thoracic Surgeons, Dermatologists, Pathologists and Neurologists and tailor our care and need for additional subspecialty care according to the needs of our individual patients.

Referrals to MGH Mycobacterial Center:

  • All referrals are reviewed in detail and should be made by a Physician, and should include appropriate records for review.
  • All medical records should be sent to our office prior to the scheduled appointment via fax 617-726-7653. A copy of all x-rays, CT scans and any other radiology studies must be sent in advance of the appointment.

Location, Phone & Hours:

  • We are located on the 5th floor of the Cox Building at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • Our phone # is 617-726-3906.
  • For directions, questions regarding referrals and appointments and practice information, please call the number above.
  • Please indicate if a medical interpreter will be needed for the appointment.

Billing/Payment:

All insurance carriers are welcome; however many insurance carriers require prior authorization and referral from a primary care provider as well. Self-pay is welcome. Free care is available for individuals who require financial assistance. Application for free-care may be done through the MGH Patient Financial Services 617-726-2191.

Staff:

Our Center is staffed by a team of physicians trained in Infectious Disease with extensive experience and expertise in the diagnosis, evaluation and management of mycobacterial diseases. Our team also includes Nurse practitioners and Nursing staff who are experienced in the management of our patients, including intravenous (IV) antibiotics which may be required in some cases.

We recognize the individual complexities involved in the care of individuals living with mycobacterial diseases and work closely with other medical and surgical subspecialists (e.g. Pulmonary, Thoracic Surgery, Dermatology, Physical Therapy) to formulate individual care plans best suited to the needs of each one of our patients.

 
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