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Sick Visits

Trying to soothe a sick child is stressful, and parents often aren’t sure where to turn for help. For those in and around Northborough, Massachusetts, the providers at Town Center Pediatrics offers caring and compassionate treatment for a wide range of childhood illnesses and injuries. Call the office to see if your child needs a same-day visit or just to talk with a nurse for guidance.

Sick Visits Q & A

What is a sick visit?

As the name implies, a sick visit is a visit to Town Center Pediatrics for the purpose of addressing an illness or injury. Having access to a highly skilled pediatric provider gives parents an option to have their child seen by a familiar team of professionals.

Most of your visits at Town Center Pediatrics will fall under the umbrella of well child visits, but from time to time, you may need to have an acute care need addressed. When those events arise, know that you can turn to the practice for outstanding and prompt medical care.

What kinds of issues can be treated during sick visits?

A wide range of health issues can be diagnosed and treated during a sick visit. Some of the common childhood issues that bring kids in for these appointments include:

  • Cold and flu
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Allergy symptoms
  • Minor asthma flare-ups
  • Lacerations and abrasions
  • Sprains and strains
  • Skin rash
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation or diarrhea

Of course, some conditions are best treated in an emergency room setting. If your child encounters any of the following, seek emergency medical treatment right away:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Broken bones
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath

If you’re unsure if your child’s condition warrants a visit to the emergency room, call Town Center Pediatrics for guidance.

What should I do to prepare for a sick visit?

Taking some time to prepare for your visit can help ensure both you and your child make the most of your time at Town Center Pediatrics. Begin by creating a list of any medications or supplements your child is taking, as well as any medical conditions they’re being treated for. 

Make a note of when their symptoms became apparent and under what conditions. This information helps your provider better understand the circumstances that led to your visit. 

It can be challenging to stay calm when your child is sick or injured. But kids definitely pick up on the emotional state of their parents, and the more calm and stable you are, the easier it is for them to remain calm, as well.

If you think your child is sick please call the office to to determine your next steps.

Town Center Pediatrics
✆ Phone (appointments): 508-229-8811
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 508-229-8811
Address: 1 East Main Street, Suite 208, Northborough, MA 01532