When your child is sick, it’s comforting to know that help and advice from your pediatrician are just a phone call away. So, what happens when your child is very ill and is getting worse? Your pediatrician has a special option for you. It’s called a sick child visit.
A sick child visit can help your child feel better and recover more quickly. You need to schedule a sick child visit with the pediatrician if your child has a fever which:
You also need to schedule a sick child visit if your child has:
When you bring your child in for a sick child visit, your pediatrician will:
Your pediatrician may also order laboratory testing and x-rays to help determine the cause or extent of an injury or illness.
Your pediatrician will also prescribe any necessary medications to make your child more comfortable and eliminate the illness. Medications may include:
When you bring your child in for a sick child visit with the pediatrician, you can be assured of excellent, compassionate care. A sick child visit can help your child heal and recover more quickly, and be more comfortable.