Same Day Sick Visits

Same Day Sick Visits

Same Day Sick Visits services in Naperville, IL

Urgent medical needs often arise with little notice, and finding the right treatment becomes a top priority for parents. At Millennium Pediatrics in Naperville, Illinois, the team of experienced pediatric specialists understands how important it is to get prompt and professional care when your child is sick or injured, and offer same-day sick visits. Call the office to set up a visit, and remember that online booking is always an option for less urgent scheduling needs.  

Same Day Sick Visits Q&A

What kinds of issues bring kids in for same-day sick visits?

Childhood is filled with exploration and adventure, but there are also numerous ways a child can sustain an injury or become ill. Some of the childhood concerns that bring families in for same-day sick visits include:

  • Fever
  • Coughing or sneezing
  • Runny or congested nose
  • Pain following an injury
  • Strains and sprains
  • Signs of an allergic reaction
  • Skin rash
  • Swollen or painful joints
  • Lethargy

You know your child better than anyone, and you know when something is just not right. There is no “bad” time to seek a same-day sick visit.

What happens during same-day sick visits?

Your child’s pediatrician gets right to work determining the cause of your child’s symptoms. Gathering vital signs provides insight, as does performing screenings that align with your child’s current condition. 

Millennium Pediatrics has a wide range of diagnostic tools to assist pediatricians as they strive to understand the full scope of your child’s health needs. Some tests show immediate results, while others are sent to an off-site lab for in-depth processing. 

You’ll learn how to care for your child as they move through the healing process. This might include over-the-counter pediatric medications, prescription medications, or simple soothing steps like rest, plenty of hydration, and comforting, nutritious meals.

Sports injuries or other types of injury often respond well to rest. Elevating the affected area and occasional icing can help with swelling and discomfort. 

Don’t hesitate to ask questions during your visit. If a problem arises outside of regular business hours, Millennium Pediatrics also offers an after-hours nurse line to provide guidance and support. 

How do I know if a same-day sick visit is the right fit for my child’s needs?

While the team at Millennium Pediatrics can meet a wide range of needs, some circumstances should prompt a visit to the nearest urgent care center or emergency room.

If your child experiences the following, seek emergency care right away:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Severe pain after an injury
  • Thoughts of suicide or self-harm

You can always call Millennium Pediatrics to receive guidance on how to best meet your child’s needs. Telehealth visits are also available, and online booking is an option for less time-sensitive scheduling needs.