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Sick Visit Specialist

Eastside Children's Clinic

Pediatricians located in Allen, TX

When your child is sick, it’s important to have prompt medical attention that helps them feel better and gets them on the road to healing. Eastside Children’s Clinic in Allen, Texas, understands parents’ worry and offers same-day sick visits to quickly start the treatment your child needs. If you have questions about your child’s health or you need to schedule a sick visit, call the office so they can talk about your child’s symptoms and schedule a visit based on their health needs. You can also use the online booking tool to make an appointment.

Sick Visit Q & A

When can I schedule a sick visit?

If you’re ever in doubt about whether your child needs a sick visit, call Eastside Children’s Clinic. The friendly staff asks a few questions to determine the severity of your child’s symptoms, and then help you decide if you need to come into the office.

You can schedule same-day sick visits any time the office is open, which includes every weekday, Saturday morning, and evening hours by appointment.

What happens during a sick child visit?

The goal of a sick child visit is to quickly diagnose the problem and start treatment that will help your child feel more comfortable. In addition to reviewing your child’s symptoms and medical history, a sick visit may include blood tests, a urine test, and a physical exam that includes checking your child’s heart, neck, throat, and ears.

What children’s conditions can a sick visit treat?

Sick visits treat many types of injuries and illnesses that need same-day or next-day medical care. Children’s symptoms can change quickly, so don’t hesitate to call if your child’s symptoms get worse.

The following are some of the most common conditions treated during sick visits.

  • Flu
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Earaches
  • Headaches
  • Sore throat or strep throat
  • Congestion
  • Coughs
  • Abdominal pain
  • Asthma
  • Rashes or hives
  • Allergic reactions
  • Eye discharge or infection
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea

Eastside Children’s Clinic also treats minor injuries like cuts.

When does my child need immediate medical care?

While all the conditions often treated during a sick visit have the potential to need immediate care, some symptoms are red flags that your child needs quick medical attention. Call Eastside Children’s Clinic immediately for the following symptoms.

  • Fever of 100.4ºF or higher in children younger than one-year-old
  • Fever that lasts longer than three days
  • Unusual symptoms lasting more than three days
  • Persistent pain
  • Widespread rash
  • Fever of 102ºF or higher plus other symptoms in children over one-year-old

Other symptoms that may appear with a fever that signal a potentially serious problem include a rash, stiff neck, vomiting, and headache. 

When your child is sick, call the office as early in the day as possible so they can schedule a same-day visit if necessary.

If you have questions about your child’s symptoms or you need to schedule a sick visit, call Eastside Children’s Clinic or book an appointment online.