Sick Visits

Naples Pediatrics

Pediatrician located in Naples, FL

When your child is sick, nothing is more important than having same-day access to medical care, which is why we keep appointments open for sick visits. Dr. Paul Irra at Naples Pediatrics in Naples, Florida, understand parents’ worry and anxiety and know how vital it is to treat children as quickly as possible. If you have any questions about your child’s health, please don’t wait to call our office. We’ll quickly assess symptoms over the phone, and then schedule a sick visit if necessary.

Sick Visits Q&A

When should you call to schedule a sick visit?

At Naples Pediatrics, we keep same-day appointments available just for sick children, but please call us as soon as you suspect your child may need a sick visit. When you call early in the day, we can get your child in as soon as possible.  

What children’s conditions are treated during a sick visit?

A sick visit is intended to treat numerous, diverse illnesses and injuries that need immediate or same-day attention. Children’s symptoms often change quickly, so we’re here to help. During phone triage, we’ll ask pertinent questions, evaluate symptoms, and determine your child’s medical needs.

These are some of the most common conditions we treat during sick-child visits:

  • Fevers
  • Flu
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Headaches
  • Sore throat or strep throat
  • Congestion
  • Coughs
  • Abdominal pain
  • Asthma
  • Rashes
  • Eye discharge or infection
  • Earaches
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Minor injuries and emergencies from lacerations or falls

When is a same-day sick visit essential?

Parents don’t need to think twice about requiring a same-day sick visit when their child has certain symptoms. Please contact us immediately if your child meets any of the following criteria:

  • Younger than three months with a temperature of 100.4℉ or higher
  • Older than three months with a fever that lasts three days or rises above 104℉
  • Fever accompanied by rash
  • Widespread rash
  • A severe headache and stiff neck
  • Symptoms of an infection
  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea
  • Persistent pain
  • Unusual symptoms that last more than three days in a row

Major Insurance Plans Accepted

Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Allegiance Life and Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
First Health
Freedom Life
Insurance TPA
Unified Group Services (with Cigna Network)