Northern Medical Group 

Sick Visits

Primary Care Practice located in Fishkill, Hopewell Junction, Poughkeepsie, and Wappinger Falls, NY

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Sick Visits services offered in Hopewell Junction, Poughkeepsie, Fishkill and Wappingers Falls, NY

When you feel ill, responsive care is essential to support your fast recovery. At Northern Medical Group, Primary Care Division, in Fishkill, Hopewell Junction, Poughkeepsie, and Wappinger Falls, New York, the primary care team welcomes same-day sick visits to diagnose and treat your illness in a prompt manner. Call the nearest office or schedule an appointment online today to book a sick visit with an experienced physician.

What are sick visits?

Sick visits are appointments you schedule when you’re feeling ill. Most sick visits address signs of acute illnesses and injuries, but you can also book an appointment if you experience worsening symptoms from an existing condition. A prompt diagnosis is critical when you’re ill, as untreated illnesses can evolve rapidly.

The Northern Medical Group team provides same-day care for patients in need of sick care. They have the necessary diagnostic equipment, testing services, and experienced providers on-site to ensure you receive quality care.

Who needs sick visits?

While many acute illnesses and injuries respond well to at-home care, like rest and fluids, professional medical intervention is sometimes necessary if you experience:

  • High fever
  • Fatigue
  • Dry, unproductive cough
  • Persistent diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Throbbing headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Sore throat
  • White spots in the back of your throat
  • Chills

Minor injuries may also warrant a sick visit. For example, the team can stitch a small laceration during a sick care appointment.

What types of illnesses can sick visits address?

The Northern Medical Group team can address many types of illnesses, including:

  • Strep throat
  • Cold and flu
  • Bronchitis
  • Allergies
  • Stomach viruses
  • Migraines
  • Skin rashes

When you arrive for your sick visit, the team may perform testing to diagnose your condition.

What can I expect from sick visits?

When you arrive for a sick visit, the Northern Medical Group, Primary Care Division, team records your height, weight, and vitals (temperature, blood pressure, and respiration rate). Next, the team reviews your medical history and asks about your symptoms. They may also build a list of medications you’re taking.

The exam portion of a sick visit depends on your symptoms and medical history. The team may perform a full physical that involves looking inside your throat, nose, and ears. They also listen to your heart and lungs before palpating your abdomen. 

Finally, the team performs any tests you need to diagnose our condition. These typically include strep tests, flu tests, bloodwork, or urinalysis. 

Once the team has the necessary information, they can create your treatment plan. Treatments after sick visits may include:

  • Rest 
  • Fluids
  • Medication
  • Antibiotics
  • Self-isolation

Call Northern Medical Group today at 845-452-9800 or schedule an appointment online to learn more about sick visits.

Northern Medical Group