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Sick Visits Specialist

Tots to Teen Medical Center -  - Pediatrics

Tots to Teen Medical Center

Pediatrics located in Vidalia, GA

Few things are more distressing to parents than trying to help a sick child. For those in and around Vidalia, Georgia, the team at Tots to Teens Medical Center is here to help. The practice offers isolated sick and well-waiting areas, and staff are standing by to help figure out what’s going on and get your child feeling back to normal. When you need to book sick visits, call the office to determine your next steps. Online booking is also available for scheduling less urgent visits.

Sick Visits

What is a sick visit?

A sick visit is an unplanned visit to your pediatrician to address a current medical need. There are many reasons you might need to bring your child in for a sick visit. 

Some reasons you might bring your child to Tots to Teens Medical Center for a sick visit include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Rash accompanied by heavy breathing
  • Rash that appears to be chicken pox
  • Sore throat
  • Stomachache
  • Earache

Lingering or severe flu and cold symptoms are also a common reason for pediatric sick visits. The Tots to Teens Medical Center office features two separate waiting areas, one for well-child visits and one for sick visits. 

What happens during a sick visit?

When you bring your child to Tots to Teens Medical Center, every effort is made to help your little one feel better as quickly as possible. That begins with a brief health history, including any recent changes you’ve noticed. Be sure to mention any health conditions your child is being treated for, as well as any medications they are taking. 

A physical exam follows to gain more insight into how your child’s body is functioning. The practitioner might suggest additional screenings. There are even rapid testing options for common illnesses like influenza or strep throat. 

How do I know when to schedule a sick visit for my child?

The team at Tots to Teens Medical Center urges parents to reach out to the office any time they have cause for concern. The doctors, nursing staff, and support professionals at the practice all share a passion for caring for kids, both when they are sick and when they are well. 

No one knows your child as well as you do. If you sense something is wrong or if your child is in significant discomfort, call the office to determine your next steps. Same-day acute care appointments are available, and walk-in visits are also an option. If the day is filled with routine appointments the staff will work to fit your child in as soon as possible. 

Helping your child feel better is your top priority, and it’s one shared by the team at Tots to Teens Medical Center. That process begins with a quick phone call. Online booking is also an option for those times when urgency is not required.