What are Sick Child Visits?
By Southwest Children's Clinic
September 17, 2018
Category: Pediatric Visits
Tags: sick child visit  

When your little one isn’t feeling well it’s important that they get the proper medical care.

Dealing with a sick child is one of the worst experiences for a parent. Unfortunately, sickness will happen at some point during their Sick Childchildhood and it’s important that you have pediatricians in West Jordan, UT, who can provide your child with immediate, thorough care to help them feel better quickly.

As you may have gleaned from the name alone, a sick child visit is an appointment you schedule with your pediatrician when your child isn’t feeling well. This is not the same as wellness visits, which are routine and required checkups to protect against illness. Of course, following the proper pediatrician schedule when it comes to routine checkups and immunizations for your little one will certainly reduce the chance for illnesses and the likelihood of an emergency or sudden doctor’s appointment.

Of course, when an illness arises you want a team of children’s doctors in West Jordan who can get you into the office right away and provide the proper diagnostic tools to figure out what’s going on so that a treatment plan can be created. Here at Southwest Children’s Clinic, we take your children’s health seriously. This is why we offer same-day visits for children dealing with a variety of conditions and injuries that may require immediate care.

So, what requires an immediate trip to the pediatrician’s office? This is a great question and one our doctors get a lot. We understand that first-time parents in particular can often err on the side of being overly cautious when it comes to taking their child to the doctor’s. Here are some symptoms and conditions that will require a same-day sick visit:

  • A high fever or a fever that lasts days or doesn’t respond to pain relievers
  • Abdominal pain (pain on the right side could indicate appendicitis)
  • A serious injury/fall/accident
  • Broken bones
  • Trouble swallowing (could indicate an allergic reaction)
  • Headaches with a fever or vomiting
  • Widespread or painful rash

These are just some of the reasons to give your pediatrician a call; however, we believe in parents’ intuition and if you are concerned about any symptoms your child is experiencing then it’s time to call Southwest Children's Clinic in West Jordan, UT, as soon as possible.