Sick Visits Specialists
Woodbridge Urgent Care
Primary Care Provider & Urgent Care Provider located in Woodbridge, VA
When you or a loved one feels ill, it can be hard to focus on anything else. For those living in and around Woodbridge, Virginia, the team at Woodbridge Urgent Care offers prompt and compassionate sick visits to help you feel better as quickly as possible. Don’t struggle with uncomfortable or stressful symptoms when help is just around the corner. You can book an appointment online or over the phone, but walk-ins can also be accommodated.
Sick Visits Q&A
What are sick visits?
As the name implies, sick visits are medical appointments centered on addressing a current set of symptoms. Unlike annual physicals, which focus on preventive health, and chronic care management, which focuses on long-term disease care, sick visits are focused on determining the cause of your acute symptoms and finding a path toward relief.
Sick visit scheduling is also a bit different from the way you might book your annual exams or chronic disease management appointments. You always have the option to book online, but calling the office may be a better way to find the earliest appointment. If your needs are more urgent, walk-in visits can be accommodated.
What health issues are treated in sick visits?
One of the most common complaints that bring people into Woodbridge Urgent Care for sick visits are symptoms associated with the common cold or flu. These include fever, chills, body aches, headache, runny nose, coughing, and sneezing.
It can be hard to gauge how serious your condition is when you are struggling with symptoms and trying to find relief using over-the-counter medications. A sick visit gives your health team the chance to assess your condition, run diagnostic checks, and determine the best treatment path for your needs.
Sore throat is another common complaint seen in sick visits. Your practitioner can screen for strep throat and determine if bronchitis or another form of illness is behind your symptoms.
What if I need to see a specialist?
Many acute health needs can be met during sick visits or urgent care appointments. However, there are cases in which specialized care is the right course of action. If your practitioner determines you have a need that cannot be met at Woodbridge Urgent Care, you’ll be advised to schedule an assessment with a specialist.
Your practitioner can help you find the specialist best suited for your current health needs. If you’re a regular patient at Woodbridge Urgent Care, your doctor will remain in touch with your extended health team and add details about your care to your medical record.
If you or a loved one encounters a sudden illness, don’t hesitate to reach out to Woodbridge Urgent Care to schedule a sick visit. You can book online or over the phone, or simply come in for a walk-in appointment if needed.