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Urgent Sick Visits Specialist

Pediatricians located in Highlands Ranch & Lakewood, Colorado, and serving the surrounding communities.

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Urgent Sick Visits services offered in Highlands Ranch and Lakewood, CO

When your child has new or worsening symptoms, and you don’t know what’s wrong, it’s time for an urgent sick visit at Academy Park Pediatrics. With locations in Lakewood and Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Academy Park Pediatrics provides detailed assessments, so you get answers about your child’s health as quickly as possible. To schedule an urgent sick visit for your child, call Academy Park Pediatrics, or request a visit online today. 

Urgent Sick Visits Q & A

What are urgent sick visits?

Urgent sick visits are diagnostic appointments for your child. During these appointments, the team at Academy Park Pediatrics provides a detailed examination and requests information about the symptoms your child is experiencing. They’ll want to know when the symptoms started, what they are, and if they’ve changed. 

The team at Academy Park Pediatrics keeps same-day appointment slots open to accommodate your child as soon as possible when symptoms occur. Rather than taking your child to an emergency room and waiting for hours, you can get in right away for an examination with providers your child already knows. 

Depending on your child’s symptoms and medical history, they may need diagnostic tests beyond a simple exam. The team lets you know if your child needs blood tests, urinalysis, a rapid strep test, or other diagnostic assessments. 

When should I schedule an urgent sick visit?

There are many reasons you may be concerned about your child’s health. When you notice new or worsening symptoms, it’s time to bring your child in for an urgent sick visit. Common symptoms in children include:

  • Rashes or hives
  • Sore throat
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Earache
  • Headache
  • Upset stomach
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea

All of these symptoms can be a cause for concern, but the majority of them come from viral or bacterial illnesses, allergies, or other mild causes. The team details your child’s diagnosis to you, so you know how to manage it. 

What are the results of an urgent sick visit?

The team at Academy Park Pediatrics does everything possible to make a timely diagnosis for your child. Once they come to a conclusion, they can recommend or prescribe treatments. Most mild illnesses respond well to minimal medication use. While others do not have a cure, there are ways to manage your symptoms until the illness subsides. 

The team also encourages you to keep your child home from school if the illness is contagious. This stops it from spreading to other children and caretakers near your child. 

In some cases, a diagnosis is not immediately apparent. Beyond any further testing in the office, the team can refer your child for a specialist’s assessment with an expert in a particular type of health care. 

To schedule an urgent sick visit for your child, call Academy Park Pediatrics for appointment availability or request a visit online today.