Sick Visits

Primary Care Practice & Aesthetic Clinics located in Richmond, VA
Sick Visits

Sick Visits services offered in Richmond, VA

Advantage Primary Care takes sickness seriously, so the team offers same-day sick visits. Caring provider James E Detrick, PA-C, and the team understand that people in the Richmond, Virginia, area don’t want to waste time being sick, so they help you immediately get the care you need. Call the office or click on the online appointment scheduler to arrange your sick visit now.

Sick Visits Q&A

What are sick visits?

Sick visits are medical care for illnesses and minor injuries. At Advantage Primary Care, the team of patient-focused providers creates a comfortable environment where you can come for reliable medical care whenever you need it. 

Sick visits can help you avoid unnecessary trips to urgent care facilities or emergency rooms because they treat issues now rather than waiting for them to worsen. 

When might I need sick visits?

If you experience an illness or injury that doesn’t quickly improve, the Advantage Primary Care team recommends a sick visit. The team sees patients aged 14 and older for sick visits when they have issues such as:

  • Cold
  • Flu
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Earache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rashes
  • Allergies 
  • Asthma
  • Insect stings
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Painful urination
  • Discolored urine
  • Fever
  • Cuts and scrapes
  • Bruises
  • Sprains and strains

Other issues may need quick attention as well. If you have another sudden medical issue, simply let the Advantage Primary Care team know, and they can help you determine the next step. 

How can I schedule a sick visit fast?

Advantage Primary Care offers same-day sick visits because fast medical attention is crucial for your full recovery. Call the office, and they can quickly make space in the schedule for you. Sick visits are available during the practice’s regular business hours. 

What kind of care is available during sick visits?

Just as many different issues may bring people in for sick visits, there are a variety of treatment options. Some common care services during sick visits includes:

  • Minor procedures like laceration repair
  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Anti-nausea medications
  • Antihistamines
  • Topical wound treatments

In most cases, the team administers treatments in the office and then gives you detailed aftercare directions to follow at home. That usually includes rest, fluids, elevating injuries, and taking your medications as directed. 

You may need to take a day or two off from school or work after a sick visit, particularly if you have a contagious illness or still have symptoms. Giving your body time to heal is the best way to ensure that you recover fully. 

If you need convenient sick care, Advantage Primary Care is here to help. Book your appointment online or call the office to schedule your same-day sick visit today.