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Same-Day Sick Visits

Pediatric Care located in Midlothian, VA

Same-day sick visits

Same-Day Sick Visits services offered in Midlothian, VA

No matter how cautious you are about germs, your children will still get sick from time to time. At Chesterfield Pediatrics, the compassionate pediatric specialists offer same-day sick visits when your child needs immediate medical attention. These visits focus on preventing complications and keeping your child from spreading their illness to others. Call the Chesterfield Pediatrics office in Midlothian, Virginia, to schedule same-day sick visits or use the online booking feature at any time.

Same-Day Sick Visits Q&A

What are same-day sick visits?

Same-day sick visits at Chesterfield Pediatrics consist of medical evaluations, diagnostic testing as needed, and treatments for illnesses, injuries, or diseases that children and teens encounter. The Chesterfield Pediatrics team offers personalized attention when your child needs care the most by making time in their schedules for same-day appointments.

Why might a baby, child, or teen need same-day sick visits?

Your child might need same-day sick visits for the following reasons:

  • Ear infections
  • Pink eye
  • High or long-lasting fevers
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Fractures
  • Sprains or strains
  • Head injuries
  • Deep cuts or wounds
  • Insect or animal bites
  • Strep throat
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Allergic reactions
  • Asthma attacks

You can always call the Chesterfield Pediatrics office if your child develops unusual or new symptoms that concern you.

What happens during same-day sick visits?

During same-day sick visits, you can expect:

 

Vital signs check

The compassionate Chesterfield Pediatrics team greets your child and measures their temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs.

 

Medical history review

They weigh your child or teen and review their symptoms, medical history, lifestyle habits, medications, and more.

 

Physical exam

During a physical exam, your child’s provider looks at their ears, eyes, throat, neck, and limbs. They also evaluate their breathing, heartbeat, and reflexes.

 

Diagnostic testing

Diagnostic tests your child might need include nasal or throat swabs, blood tests, urine testing, lung-function tests, allergy testing, heart-function tests, X-rays, or other imaging procedures.

 

Treatment

If your child needs treatment during sick visits, their pediatrician tailors one best suited to them. They could recommend wound or fracture care, other minor procedures, breathing treatments, medication, rest and fluids, additional home remedies, or further diagnostic testing.

The Chesterfield Pediatrics team might refer your child to another specialist for a complex problem.

 

Does my child need same-day sick visits?

Call the Chesterfield Pediatrics office whenever you’re concerned about your child’s illness or injury. If you’re unsure if they need a same-day sick visit, the friendly pediatric specialists are happy to assist you and answer your questions over the phone. When in doubt, call Chesterfield Pediatrics.

Schedule same-day sick visits for your child at Chesterfield Pediatrics. Call the office or book an appointment online today. 

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