Sick Visits

Sick Visits Specialist
When your child’s sick or hurt, all you want is to make them better. The pediatricians at Carnegie Hill Pediatrics feel the same way. Located on the Upper East Side of New York City, this team of highly trained physicians offers their patients sick visits during regularly scheduled office hours. Contact the office to learn more about how sick visits are scheduled and about the other services available at Carnegie Hill Pediatrics.

Sick Visits Q & A

Carnegie Hill Pediatrics

What are sick visits?

Sick visits are appointments that address an urgent medical need. They’re appropriate when your child is experiencing:

  • Fever
  • Infection
  • Nausea
  • Asthma
  • Allergies

These appointments are often same or next day and occur during regular office hours, and are optimal for acute illnesses and chronic condition flare-ups alike.

When you call Carnegie Hill Pediatrics to request a sick visit, be sure to detail your situation to the receptionist. Depending on your circumstance, you may be asked to speak to a nurse to discuss the severity of the situation over the phone.

When should you call your pediatrician?

The physicians at Carnegie Hill Pediatrics understand that when your child’s sick, you do anything to help them feel better.

Sometimes, however, taking your child to the pediatrician can be counterproductive. For instance, colds and 24-hour stomach bugs must run their course and taking your child to the doctor only exposes your child’s weakened immune system to more germs.

However, there are times when you should call your pediatrician. Some situations may need urgent medical care, including:

  • Unexplained abdominal pain on the right side
  • Falls that cause swelling
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Headache with fever or vomiting
  • Rashes that don’t go away with over-the-counter medications

When your child’s running a fever, you should administer a fever-reducing medication. If after an hour the fever hasn’t dropped, call the doctor if your child is:

  • Three months or younger and has a fever of 100.4°F or higher
  • Three to six months and has a fever of 101°F or higher
  • Over six months and has a fever of 103°F or higher

If there’s any time you feel like something’s off with your child, don’t hesitate to call your pediatrician.

How do you schedule a sick visit?

If your child needs to see the pediatrician, call the office and discuss your concerns with the receptionist. If you’d like to speak to a nurse, one is available. When you call, be sure to have the following information available:

  • Child’s name and age
  • Symptoms, including when they started
  • Current temperature
  • Treatments you’ve tried
  • Changes that have occurred

If you child is in need of a sick visit, contact the pediatricians at Carnegie Hill Pediatrics. You can call the office or book your appointment online.

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