Sick Visits Specialist

The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain

Pediatricians located in Stone Mountain, GA

Due to their developing immune systems, children are vulnerable to unexpected illnesses. The experienced medical team at The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain in Stone Mountain, Georgia, offers sick visits to provide the competent care your child needs to recover from an illness or injury and feel better. Whether you have concerns about a fever or a large scrape, the team can help. Call the office or request an appointment online.

Sick Visits Q & A

What are sick visits?

Sick visits refer to the appointments the experienced team at The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain set aside to manage your child’s unexpected illness. In most cases, you can get a sick visit appointment on the same day or within 24 hours. 

The purpose of the sick visit is to diagnose and treat acute illnesses and injuries so that your child can recover quickly. 

If you have concerns about an illness affecting your child, even if you think it’s minor, contact The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain for advice on how best to proceed. In most cases, bringing your child in for an evaluation is recommended and can ease your concerns and your child’s symptoms.

When should I bring my child in for a sick visit?

While you may be able to provide care for your sick child at home, in most cases, The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain recommends an in-office visit. Some of the most common childhood illnesses that require a sick visit include:

  • High fever or fever that lasts longer than three days
  • Widespread rash
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Earache
  • Flu
  • Mild asthma attack or allergic reaction
  • Sore throat
  • Stomach ache
  • Large cuts or scrapes
  • Poor intake of food and/or liquids

You should also bring your child in for a sick visit if they have a cold or cough that doesn’t seem to be improving. 

What can I expect during a sick visit?

The team at The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain provides comprehensive care when you bring your child in for a sick visit. To help ensure your child gets the best possible care, and all of your questions and concerns answered, they recommend you write down your child’s symptoms and questions before your appointment.

During your child’s evaluation, their provider conducts a physical exam, paying special attention to the primary concern. If needed, they may recommend additional testing to confirm or rule out an illness, such as a throat culture for strep throat or a flu test. 

Then they provide the appropriate treatment based on the reason for the sick visit, including minor procedures such as removal of a foreign object or treatment for minor cuts. There is also a scheduled follow-up visit to monitor your child’s recovery and adjust treatment as needed.

If your child misses school due to the illness or the appointment, the team provides your child with a request to excuse their absence.

To schedule a sick visit for your child, call The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain, or request an appointment online today.