Sick Visit Specialist

BridgeSpan Medicine

Adolescent Medicine Physicians & Pediatricians located in Purchase, NY

There’s never a convenient time to get sick, but at BridgeSpan Medicine in Purchase and Harrison, New York, the adolescent medicine specialists can make your child’s recovery as fast and easy as possible. If a cough, sore throat, runny nose, achy body, or other signs of illness are dragging your child down, don’t wait. Call the office for a sick visit or book an appointment online today.

Sick Visit Q & A

What is a sick visit?

At BridgeSpan Medicine, a sick visit is any medical care your child gets when they feel ill. Most sick visits are related to a sudden, or acute, illness.

The adolescent medicine physicians are also experienced in chronic illness and can treat your child for any illness related to systemic disease, congenital conditions, or other chronic conditions. 

When should I schedule a sick visit?

If your child’s feeling bad or just isn’t acting quite normal, a sick visit at BridgeSpan Medicine is a good idea. Some of the many reasons for sick visits include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Congestion
  • Ear pain 
  • Muffled hearing
  • Rash
  • Pain when urinating
  • Blood in urine

These symptoms can occur as a result of many conditions, but the common cold, flu, and urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common reasons for sick visits. 

If your child has been dealing with symptoms for a day or two and they’re worsening or staying the same, call BridgeSpan Medicine to arrange a sick visit so they don’t have to suffer tomorrow. 

How long does it take to get a sick appointment?

BridgeSpan Medicine offers priority appointments for sick patients. The team doesn’t want your child to feel bad any longer than is absolutely necessary, so they make every effort to work them into the schedule as soon as possible. 

How do you prevent the spread of illness during sick visits?

BridgeSpan Medicine is firmly committed to the safety of all patients and team members. To ensure maximum safety, the team conducts sick visits in a different on-site suite than where well visits, like physicals, are conducted. 

Team members wear protective surgical masks while conducting sick exams, and they closely follow strict sterilization protocols throughout the office. Both you and your child get a surgical mask to wear when you arrive for the appointment. 

The medical team is focused on your child’s health and safety. To make the sick visit a smooth and easy process, they let you know about any special preparation requirements when you make the appointment. 

Is your child feeling sick or possibly coming down with something? Call BridgeSpan Medicine or book an appointment online today.