Is Your Child Sick?

Our office offers same-day sick visits every day we are open.  Same-day sick visits are for “acute” conditions, such as possible strep throat, ear infection, ongoing cough or other illnesses.  If your child has a more complex set of symptoms, such as stomach aches for several weeks, our staff will help you schedule our next available office visit to ensure our providers have enough time to diagnose and discuss treatment options.

Please note, in order to ensure we maintain availability for all sick children who need to be seen, we typically schedule sick visits in time order, meaning we offer our morning appoitnments before we can open up our late afternoon and evenings.

Not sure if your child needs to be seen?  We have a dedicated nurse phone line during our office hours.  Our nurses can help you determine if an appointment is recommended or if comfort measures at home are the best course.  Please call our office and select option 3 to reach the nurse line.

Click to read more about the following topics that are most frequently asked of our nurses:

Please visit to learn more about the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) symptom checker for sick children.

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