When your child is sick, helping them feel better is a parent’s top priority. The team at Vidalia Pediatric Clinic, serving the community of Vidalia, Georgia, shares that priority, and offers sick visits to help determine the cause of symptoms and begin a treatment path toward relief. When your little one is not feeling his or her best, reach out to Vidalia Pediatric Clinic to book a sick visit. Scheduling takes just moments over the phone, and same-day appointments are available. Call our office at (912) 537-9355.

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What is a sick visit?

Most of the time that you bring your child to Vidalia Pediatric Clinic will be for well child appointments, which are visits designed to track their development, get the recommended vaccinations, and perform routine health screenings.

A sick visit is an appointment designed to address a specific set of symptoms. Sick visits can address a wide range of medical needs. One of the most common reasons to bring a child in for a sick visit is for symptoms of a cold or the flu. Fever, coughing, lethargy, chills, sore throat, and nausea or vomiting are all issues that can be treated during a sick visit.

How do I know when to come in for a sick visit?

Many bouts of childhood illness will resolve on their own. In these cases, a few days of home care and rest is often all it takes to help your little one feel better.

If your child’s symptoms have not improved within a few days, or if symptoms are severe in nature, call Vidalia Pediatric Clinic to set up a same-day sick visit. Your pediatrician is happy to find the time to evaluate your child and determine the best course of action.

What can I do to make the most of a sick visit?

Parents who are dealing with a sick child are not always functioning at peak performance. It’s stressful to watch a child suffer, even if it is only a particularly nasty cold. When you’re focused on helping your son or daughter feel better, you might not be as equipped to remember medical advice as you are when you come in for a well child visit.

Taking notes is a great way to get the most out of your sick visit. When you write down the doctor’s instructions, you have something to reference when you get back home. That can help you remember the dosing instructions for prescription or over-the-counter medications.

As you prepare for your child’s sick visit, be sure to create a list of all medications and supplements he or she is taking. It can also be helpful to write down when you first began noticing symptoms and anything unusual about your child’s environment or diet at that time.

Finally, try to take a deep breath as you come in for your sick visit. The team at Vidalia Pediatric Clinic has extensive training in all aspects of children’s health, including illnesses. Call to check on same-day availability.