Sick Visits

All About Children Pediatrics

Pediatric Clinic located in Eden Prairie, MN

There’s no telling when your child might come down with a sudden illness. With sick visits at All About Children Pediatrics, you can get your child the care they need as soon as they need it. Whether it’s an ear infection or the common cold, the expert pediatric team helps children in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, get well and stay well. To schedule a same-day appointment, call or book online today.

Sick Visits Q & A

What is a sick visit?

Unlike a well-child appointment that focuses on disease prevention, a sick visit lets you address acute problems that are affecting your child’s immediate health. Since you can book an appointment for that day, you and your child won’t have to go to an urgent care center.

Sick visits don’t treat long-term, chronic issues, such as childhood diabetes or allergies. Rather, they are for urgent medical needs that are not emergencies. (If your child has symptoms of a medical emergency, go to the emergency room immediately.)

What conditions are treated during a sick visit?

There are a number of reasons why your child might need a sick visit. During these appointments, Dr. Dewey commonly sees children who have:

  • Cold or flu symptoms
  • A sore throat or cough
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Stomachaches
  • Skin rashes

Ear infections are another acute problem for many children. Often this is due to impacted wax, which causes ear pain. Dr. Dewey can irrigate your child’s ear to remove the wax and clean the ear canal. For ear infections not caused by wax, your child may need medication or eardrops.

What can I expect at a sick visit?

The team at All About Children Pediatrics knows there’s no predicting when your child will get ill. That’s why they offer same-day sick visit appointments. These time slots are built into the daily schedule so you can be sure you’ll see Dr. Dewey when you need her most.

Depending on when you make your appointment and how busy the office is that day, you may have to wait — generally not very long — to see the doctor. The team does its best to ensure you’re seen in a timely manner.

At a sick visit, Dr. Dewey gives your child a comprehensive physical examination, makes a diagnosis, and prescribes medication, if necessary. The main goal of a sick visit is to help diagnose and treat your child’s condition quickly and efficiently, so they can return to school or normal activities as soon as possible.

To book a same-day sick visit, call the office to request an appointment.