Valley Fever Center for Excellence


"Leading the world in best medical practices, education and research for Valley Fever."

Phoenix Valley Fever Center

The Valley Fever Center in Phoenix is open for patients to visit at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.

Support from the ACF

St. Joseph’s Hospital VF Center

Learn about Valley Fever

In case you missed our November 17, 2013 live event, watch it on our Facebook page.

Media coverage…

Coccidioidomycosis Study Group (CSG)

Information on the CSG is available at the Cocci Study Group website at

CSG historical proceedings


Welcome to the Valley Fever Center for Excellence’s official website.

Two-thirds of all U.S. Valley Fever infections are contracted in Arizona. Nationally, Valley Fever is uncommon and considered an orphan disease. Yet it is so concentrated in Arizona that this state needed an advocate to promote improvements in understanding, medical care, and research about this disease. For this reason the Arizona Board of Regents approved the proposal for the creation of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona.

The Valley Fever Center for Excellence offers assistance to patients and owners of companion animals who are seeking help with their Valley Fever infections. We also offer services to health care professionals, scientists, and others interested in learning more about this disease. If you find our work valuable, we would welcome your financial contributions or volunteered time. More can be found by clicking on the buttons above for these various areas.


Free On-Line CME

Free on-line Valley Fever CME for Primary Care Physicians.

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Media coverage

VFCE in The New Yorker!

January's 2014 issue:

The New Yorker