Same Day Sick Visits

Same Day Sick Visits

Same Day Sick Visits services offered in Joplin, MO

If your child gets sick, it's essential to have the option of same-day medical care to ease their distressing symptoms and reduce the risk of complications. The team at Pediatric Associates of Southwest Missouri in Joplin, Missouri, offers same-day sick visits for children, adolescents, and teenagers of all ages. Call the office or schedule a same day sick visit online today to help your child heal and recover faster!

What are same day sick visits? 

Same day sick visits include medical evaluations and treatment as needed to reduce problematic symptoms, help your child feel better, and lessen the risk of complications. Pediatric Associates of Southwest Missouri offers same day sick visits, meaning your child can be seen on the same day you request a visit or the day after.

The team offers advanced diagnostics to find the source of symptoms and help your child recover quickly.

What are the common reasons for sick visits? 

Some reasons you might schedule same day sick visits for your child include:

  • High fever or long-lasting fever
  • Ear infection
  • Eye infection
  • Sore throat
  • Strep throat
  • Difficult breathing
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Coughing
  • Skin rashes
  • Signs of pneumonia
  • Infection
  • Frequent or painful urination
  • Minor wounds or lacerations

Call Pediatric Associates of Southwest Missouri any time your child experiences unusual symptoms or you have concerns about their physical or mental well-being. 

What happens during same day sick visits? 

During same day sick visits at Pediatric Associates of Southwest Missouri, the team asks about your child's symptoms and medical history. Next, they check your child's temperature, blood pressure, and pulse and evaluate your child's heartbeat, breathing, eyes, ears, throat, and reflexes to gain more information about their overall health.

The team might suggest diagnostic tests to find the source of your child’s symptoms, such as a throat or nasal swab, blood tests, urine tests, X-rays, or asthma and allergy tests. Once the team gets the results, they can review potential treatment options with you. 

Which treatment options are available at same day sick visits? 

Same day sick visit treatment options may include:

  • Home remedies
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines
  • Prescription medications
  • Minor procedures

The team also provides conservative and acute care for minor injuries, such as cuts, lacerations, wounds, or minor fractures. It's essential to ensure your child gets plenty of rest and stays well-hydrated. Your child can also benefit from seeing a specialist if they suggest it.

Each same day sick visit is tailored to your child, ensuring your child receives the necessary care they need, and the team follows up with your family to check that treatment is working effectively. If your child's symptoms worsen or you have additional questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with Pediatric Associates of Southwest Missouri's office at any time.

Call the office to schedule a same day sick visit at Pediatric Associates of Southwest Missouri, or book online now.