Infectious Disease Care
Community Clinic - Infectious disease care and beyond
The Maine Medical Partners - Gilman Clinic provides preventive care and treatment for patients with infectious diseases such as hepatitis and HIV. Our team includes infectious disease and liver specialists, advanced care specialty nurses, social workers, behavioral health professionals, pharmacists and nutritionists. Together, we provide advanced infectious disease care, individualized treatment plans and personal attention to the complex needs of our patients.
We work closely with primary care providers and community service organizations across the region to coordinate patient support beyond infectious disease care. We assess each patient's complete medical situation and recommend preventive care, such as immunizations. We also provide access to clinical trials of new treatments options. Services include:
- Medicine education and management
- Mental health support
- Nutrition support and counseling
- Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) medication
- Integrated medication assisted therapy (IMAT)
Adult Infectious Disease Practice - Infectious disease care and travel medicine
The Maine Medical Partners – Adult Infectious Diseases practice specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of communicable diseases for adults. Our team includes specialty-trained and board-certified physicians. A primary care physician referral is required to schedule an appointment.
Travel medicine consultations are available for anyone planning, or returning from, travel in another country. Our board-certified tropical and infectious disease physicians are state-certified providers for yellow fever vaccine. They will review your itinerary and recommend appropriate vaccinations, malaria prophylaxis, food and water precautions, and educational material.
An important part of preparing for travel is immunizations. Immunization decisions are based on individualized considerations, such as your general state of health, travel destination, planned activities, and length of stay. Some vaccinations require several doses, spaced weeks apart, to provide maximum protection. We recommend an appointment at least 6-8 weeks before your departure date. Some illnesses can emerge weeks after returning home. Please contact us if you experience symptoms after travel such as intestinal illness, fever or rash.
Your privacy is one of our highest priorities. Your care will remain completely confidential and is subject to state and federal confidentiality laws.
The Gilman Clinic is the only clinic of its kind in Maine. We offer on-site health care provider training and mentoring for a variety of health care disciplines, including:
• Nurse Practitioners
• Social workers
Training is provided by experienced practitioners in the fields of infectious disease, gastroenterology, family medicine and behavioral health.
Each month we offer a virtual didactic and case review session to health center sites across the state of Maine. This allows health care providers from any location to work with experts in the field on a care plan for their patient. Learn more about Project ECHO.
The Gilman Clinic is also an active regional partner of the New England AIDS Education and Training Center, offering a variety of outreach educational activities related to HIV/AIDS, co-infection and prevention.