Sick Visits

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Sick Visits services offered in Spokane, WA

When your child doesn’t feel well, waiting for the next available appointment isn’t always an option. Jenn Kalisvaart, MD, FAAP, Kim Resleff, ARNP, and the team at Centennial Pediatrics of Spokane understand the importance of fast, responsive care for children. At their office in Spokane, Washington, the team provides compassionate sick care for children of all ages. Call the pediatric clinic today to book a sick visit.

Sick Visits Q&A

What are sick visits?

A sick visit is an appointment you book with your pediatrician at Centennial Pediatrics of Spokane if your child feels unwell or suffers an injury. The team prioritizes sick visits to ensure your child receives prompt care for their ailment. Once you contact the office, the team schedules your appointment as soon as possible, usually within the same day.

How do I know if my child needs sick visits?

Children’s immunity is not as strong as an adult’s immune function. Much like the body’s organs, the immune system must fully develop before it can protect your child against common illnesses and infections. If your child feels unwell, scheduling a sick visit ensures they get the care they need before their symptoms worsen.

Common signs your child needs a sick visit include:

  • Fever above 102.2°F in children and above 100.4°F in infants
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Earache
  • Lethargy
  • Abdominal pain
  • Persistent cough
  • Sore throat
  • White spots in the back of the throat
  • Skin rash

You can also book a sick visit with the pediatric team at Centennial Pediatrics of Spokane if your child suffers an injury, such as a deep cut or small bone fracture. With a state-of-the-art facility, the team can repair many wounds onsite without referring to another specialist.

What types of health problems can sick visits address?

Sick visits can help diagnose and treat many common illnesses and injuries in children, such as:

  • Influenza (flu)
  • Strep throat
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Ear infection
  • Chickenpox
  • Hand, foot, and mouth disease
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Stomach flu

The team can also address worsening symptoms of chronic conditions, such as allergies or asthma.

What happens during sick visits?

A sick visit is similar to a routine appointment. The team checks your child’s height and weight before checking their vitals. The pediatric team also reviews your child’s medical history and asks questions about their symptoms.

The team may perform in-office testing, like a rapid strep test, or order additional tests, including blood work, urinalysis, or X-rays, to diagnose your child’s condition properly.

If possible, the team prescribes treatments such as antibiotics, topical ointments, or medications to treat acute illnesses. They may also schedule a follow-up visit to evaluate your child’s condition.

Call Centennial Pediatrics of Spokane today to learn more about sick visits.