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Sick Visits

Sierra Pacific Pediatric Associates

Pediatricians located in Fontana, CA & Eastvale, CA

When a child is ill, parents want to make sure that the child gets the needed treatment. At Sierra Pacific Pediatric Associates, board-certified pediatricians know how to recognize the illnesses that often affect children and can provide the right treatment options. The goal is to see your child as soon as possible and a limited number of same day appointments are available. If your child is sick, please call the office in Fontana or Eastvale, California, to make an appointment with an experienced physician, or book an appointment online.

Sick Visits Q & A

What types of illnesses do doctors treat?

The experienced pediatricians at Sierra Pacific Pediatric Associates treat most minor illnesses, including:

  • Colds
  • Influenza
  • Ear infections
  • Stomach viruses
  • Urinary tract infections

If you aren’t sure whether Sierra Pacific Pediatric Associates can treat your child’s symptoms, please call the office for guidance. The staff can also tell you whether your child’s symptoms are severe enough for an office visit.

When should parents make an appointment?

Some illnesses don’t require professional treatment. However, you may decide to call the office to make an appointment for a sick visit if your child:

  • Has a runny or stuffy nose
  • Is vomiting
  • Has a fever
  • Is complaining of pain

If your child’s symptoms are mild, you can try to treat the child at home. However, if symptoms are severe or continue for several days, you may need to make an appointment with one of Sierra Pacific Pediatric Associates’ pediatricians. You should also make an appointment for any significant symptoms in young babies.

How soon can a doctor see a sick child?

If you call a Sierra Pacific Pediatric Associates office for a sick visit, the staff will do their best to schedule an appointment for your child on the same day. If the child is experiencing a medical emergency, however, staff may refer you to another facility. Please call the office before bringing your child in for any symptoms of illness. You should also call the office if you aren’t sure whether to bring your child to Sierra Pacific or to another facility.

Should parents make an appointment for a fever?

Low-grade fevers aren’t necessarily dangerous, but they’ll need treatment in some cases.

In general, you should see the doctor for any fever above 100.4°F in a child who is 3 months old or younger. If your child is between 3 and 36 months old, children with any fever above 102.3°F should be seen within 24 hours. For older children, parents should focus on whether there are other symptoms that have them concerned.