Child Sick Visits FAQs
By Southwest Children's Clinic
December 14, 2021
Category: Children's Health
Tags: Child Sick Visits  

Children are exposed to germs on a daily basis, and it can be worrisome when your child starts showing symptoms of illness. No matter what your child is dealing with, it might be time to call your pediatrician and schedule a child sick visit. You may have some questions about when you should call your pediatrician for a sick visit and how they can help your child. Your pediatricians at Southwest Children’s Clinic in West Jordan, UT, can answer questions about child sick visits and how they can help your sick child.

Frequently Asked Questions About Child Sick Visits

Q. What is a child sick visit?

A. A child sick visit is a same-day appointment with your pediatrician in West Jordan, UT. If your child is experiencing pain or other signs of sickness, you can schedule an appointment for that same day to help relieve any issue that your child might be struggling with. The main purpose of this type of visit is to address any issues with sore throat, fever, or vomiting that your child might be dealing with.

Q. Can a child sick visit be scheduled in advance?

A. No, a child sick visit can only be scheduled for same-day appointments. This is because often, children will start feeling better overnight with rest. If you find that your child is still sick the next morning, you should contact your pediatrician as soon as possible to schedule a same-day appointment.

Q. When should you visit your pediatrician for a sick child visit?

A. Some common instances to see your pediatrician include:

  • When your child is under two months old and has a fever over 100.4 F
  • When your child is over two months old and has a fever that lasts more than two days
  • When your older child has a fever over 104 F
  • When your child complains of abdomen pain

Contact Your Pediatrician Today!

Don’t hesitate to call your pediatrician with any further questions. Contact your pediatricians at Southwest Children’s Clinic in West Jordan, UT, to learn more about child sick visits and when you should schedule an appointment. Call for more information today at (807) 563-1975.

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