Sick Visit

Sick Visits in Las Vegas, NV

Nothing is worse than when your child is sick. Whether your baby is running a fever, your little one is vomiting, or your teen has come down with some brutal respiratory infection, you must have a trusted pediatrician that you can turn to when your child or teen needs care most. Here at Southern Nevada Pediatric Center, we know that it often seems that children get sick at the worst possible times. The good news is that we’re prepared.

Our top priority is to make sure that your child gets the immediate attention and care they deserve when they walk through our doors. If your child is ill, we will do whatever we can to guarantee that your child sees one of our providers as quickly as possible. We have strategically organized our schedule each day to allow for urgent and same-day sick child needs for our patients.

We know that it can be challenging to know when to bring your child in for care or when you may need to rush to the ER. We can diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, injuries, and diseases right here in our office; however, if your child is dealing with a serious or life-threatening problem, it’s important that you call 911 or immediately go to the nearest emergency room. For all non-life-threatening health problems, our team is here to help. 

It’s best to play it safe when your child is sick and schedule a visit with your pediatrician. The board-certified pediatricians at Southern Nevada Pediatric Center in Las Vegas offer diagnostic testing and treatment methods for a multitude of illnesses, such as the flu and strep throat. The hard-working medical professionals can accelerate the healing process, help fight infection, and get your child back to school and back to enjoying their daily activities as soon as possible. Request an appointment online or call Southern Nevada Pediatric Center today.

Sick Visit Q & A

What is a sick visit?

A sick visit is a medical visit or checkup centered around evaluating general health, pinpointing the source of symptoms, diagnosing a health condition or sickness, and treating illness.

Sick visits involve various diagnostic testing and treatment methods.

What are the most common reasons for a sick visit?

Some of the most common reasons for a pediatric sick visit include:

  • Sinus congestion and flu-like symptoms
  • Allergies
  • Digestive issues, such as vomiting and nausea
  • A fever that is higher than 100.4 F for children under 2 months, or fever at or over 104 F in older children (as well as fevers that last more than two days)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Ear infection
  • Diarrhea
  • Painful or severe rash
  • Broken bones
  • Bad fall or accident
  • Issues swallowing
  • Persistent or intense headaches/migraines

If you have concerns about your child’s health, it’s best to visit Southern Nevada Pediatric Center for an evaluation. The sooner your child gets the treatment they need, the sooner they can return to school and start feeling better. Most issues are easier to treat the sooner they are detected and treated, so it’s important to bring your child in for care as soon as you can.

What are some of the testing methods available during a sick visit?

During a pediatric sick visit, your pediatrician might recommend certain testing methods to help determine what’s causing your child’s symptoms and the best way to treat it.

Flu test

There are different types of flu tests. Some work by detecting the part of the virus that stimulates an immune response and others detect the genetic material of the virus. Testing can be performed via a blood test or a nose or throat swab.

RSV testing

RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) testing is performed to diagnose an RSV infection. RSV testing can be performed in different ways, such as a nasal swab, a nasal wash (saline solution), or a nasal aspirate (involving a small special medical bulb). The goal is to collect a sample of nasal secretions to test for the virus. Testing for the RSV antigens via blood work can also be helpful.

Mono testing

Mono testing checks for infectious mononucleosis (mono). The test usually involves a quick blood sample drawn from a vein in the arm or the pricking of a fingertip. Mono is an infection that’s typically caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).

Urine testing

Urine testing (dipstick urinalysis) involves a thin plastic chemical-treated strip dipped into the urine to assess various factors of health, such as acidity, sugar and protein levels, and blood in the urine. The chemicals on the stick react and change color if the levels are above the normal range.

Strep throat test

A strep throat test is a simple throat swab to check for the presence of group A streptococcus bacteria that can cause strep throat and other infections, such as pneumonia.

Same-Day Sick Visits

When your little ones aren't feeling their best, same-day sick visits can be a lifesaver. Has your child woke up with a high fever and a persistent cough? You're worried, and understandably so. Here's where same-day sick visits in Las Vegas, NV can save the day. These appointments offer the convenience of immediate medical attention without the hassle of waiting. They're helpful for children because kids' health can change rapidly. Those sudden earaches, rashes, or tummy troubles need prompt evaluation.

Other situations that call for a pediatrician are if your child can't keep fluids down due to frequent vomiting or experiencing continuous bouts of diarrhea to prevent dehydration, wheezing, struggling to catch their breath, or their lips turn bluish to rule out respiratory issues, or has an earache causing them intense pain and discomfort.

Schedule that same-day visit if your child has issues breathing, a temperature above 102°F, persistent vomiting, or a severe sore throat. With our pediatrician just a phone call away, this can make a difference in your child's comfort and well-being.

Benefits of Same-Day Sick Visits

Discover the advantages of same-day sick visits for your child. When they wake up with a fever or a persistent cough, the convenience of same-day appointments ensures timely care, promoting their comfort and recovery. Imagine avoiding the hassle of waiting for days or rushing to overcrowded emergency rooms.

These same-day sick visit appointments make it easier to prioritize your child's health. Also, contact our pediatrician when symptoms like high fever, breathing difficulties, or severe pain arise. Embrace the stress-free solution of same-day sick visits in Las Vegas, NV providing efficient, personalized care for your precious ones.

If you have concerns about your child’s health, call Southern Nevada Pediatric Center today to schedule a sick visit appointment. You can reach us in our Las Vegas, NV office today at (702) 850-5437 or book an appointment online!


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