Sick visits are appointments that address an urgent medical need. They’re appropriate when your child is experiencing:
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.
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:
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:
If there’s any time you feel like something’s off with your child, don’t hesitate to call your pediatrician.
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:
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.
Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!