Sick Child Visits
Exceptional care when you need it most. Annapolis Pediatrics makes every effort to be available for our patients when they are sick.
Parents don’t usually know in advance when their children will get sick. Somehow it always seems to come on at the least convenient times: the middle of the night, just before dinnertime, Friday evenings, and holiday weekends. We know this because we’re parents, too.
Annapolis Pediatrics provides superior health care for well and sick children, and we know our patients enjoy well-child visits for the chance to check in with their pediatric provider and stay on top of their children’s health and long-term care, but our sick visits are where we truly excel for patients and their families. Basic information about some of the medical conditions you may encounter can be found on our Parent Resources page.
At this time, we have the availability to offer many sick visits as virtual visits. Virtual visits are available 7 days a week, as well as evenings and weekends. If your virtual visit providers determines that an in-office visit is needed after the virtual visit, then an appointment will be scheduled.
Visit our Virtual Visits page for more details, and how to prepare for your virtual visit.
Sick visits can be handled in many different ways, depending on what you need most:
Scheduled Sick Visits
Most commonly, when your child is sick, you will call our appointment line to schedule a sick visit. Most sick visits are scheduled the same day. We apportion a significant amount of time to every provider in the office each day for same-day sick visits.
If you know you want to bring your child in for a sick visit, we encourage you to call as early in the day as possible, starting at 8 am. Sick visits can book up fast, particularly during certain times of the year. We also allocate additional doctors and nurse practitioners as we can to meet the extra demand for sick visits during busy times of the year.
Please be sure to give as much information as possible about your child’s illness when you call to schedule the appointment. Some health concerns take more time to address than others, and we want to be sure to schedule your child appropriately.
Sick Visits: Who Will You See?
You can schedule a sick visit with any provider and in any office. We know that commonly parents are most comfortable with their regular doctor or nurse practitioner, so by all means, ask if your provider is working that day, and in which office. However, don’t fret if your regular provider isn’t available. With our new Electronic Medical Records system, your child’s information is readily available to any provider at any of our offices.
The doctors and nurses of Annapolis Pediatrics take pride in their individual medical abilities, but they are all committed to providing consistent care that meets the practice’s very high standards. By meeting other providers during sick visits, you will most likely find that every one of our doctors and nurse practitioners has their own unique style, but that the entire group works together as a team; as it should be.