Sick Visits Specialist

Rose Medical Clinic

Acute Primary Care & Substance Abuse Treatment located in Chillicothe, OH

If you or a loved one is feeling unwell, having a dedicated primary care team you can trust is essential. At Rose Medical Clinic, the team is always available to diagnose and treat illnesses such as strep throat and influenza (flu). They offer a friendly, holistic approach to care in a welcoming environment for you and your family. To schedule an appointment for a sick visit, call the office in Chillicothe, Ohio, or request an appointment online today.

Sick Visits Q&A

What are sick visits?

A sick visit is an appointment that addresses new or worsening symptoms of illness. You may also need a sick visit if you have an injury. 

At your sick visit, the Rose Medical Clinic team may perform a number of tests to diagnose acute or chronic conditions. Some sick visits result in minor treatments, while others require long-term care.

How do I know if I need a sick visit?

Scheduling a sick visit is the first step to find out the cause of your symptoms. You may need a sick visit to treat symptoms, such as:

  • Persistent cough
  • Sinus congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Skin rash
  • Hives
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Bloating or abdominal swelling
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • White spots in the back of the throat
  • Earache
  • Headache

Lacerations, sprains, and other minor injuries may also be a part of your sick visit.

How long does it take to schedule a sick visit?

At Rose Medical Clinic, the team understands that you don’t plan on being sick. The earlier you schedule a visit to discuss your symptoms, the sooner you can get the care you need. 

The team prioritizes in scheduling your sick visit. They may request that you come in for a same-day visit or next-day appointment to treat your symptoms.

What happens during a sick visit?

During a sick visit, the team records your vital signs (such as temperature, pulse, or respiration rate) and your height and weight. Next, they review your medical history and ask questions regarding your symptoms. They may perform additional testing, such as a strep test, to help diagnose your illness. 

If necessary, the team may also order lab work. They may request urinalysis, blood work, or a stool test to gather more information about your condition. Some patients also need imaging scans, such as an X-ray, to diagnose certain injuries. Depending on the results of your testing, the team may refer you to a specialist.

What can a sick visit diagnose and treat?

Sick visits allow the team to diagnose and treat a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses, such as:

  • Strep throat
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinus infection
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Common cold
  • Sprains and strains
  • Cuts and other lacerations
  • Skin rashes
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disorders

To schedule an appointment for a sick visit, call Rose Medical Clinic in Chillicothe, Ohio, or request an appointment online today.