Sick Visits

LaSante Health Center

Multi-Specialty Health Clinic located in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, NY

While your body fights some illnesses on its own, medical intervention helps prevent complications and offers symptom relief. At LaSante Health Center in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens area of Brooklyn, New York, the team offers sick visits for children and adults to help you and your loved ones feel better and recover quickly. Schedule a sick visit at LaSante Health Center by calling the office or requesting one online today.

Sick Visits Q & A

What are sick visits?

Sick visits are medical examinations in which the LaSante Health Center team can determine the type and severity of an illness. They offer treatments that relieve symptoms and speed up your recovery. Common illnesses and injuries treated during sick visits include:

  • Strep throat
  • Colds and flu
  • Bronchitis
  • COVID-19
  • Asthma and allergies
  • Skin problems
  • Burns
  • Lacerations
  • Sports injuries
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Urinary tract, sinus, and other infections

If you experience severe symptoms or a long-lasting illness, see the team at LaSante Health Center for an evaluation.

Should I schedule a sick visit?

Because many illnesses subside on their own, it can be difficult to determine when medical intervention is necessary. As a rule, schedule a sick visit if you or your child has:

  • A fever lasting more than three days
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Widespread rash
  • Breathing problems
  • Persistent throat, head, ear, or stomach pain
  • Unusual symptoms lasting more than three days

If you’re unsure if you should schedule a sick visit, the LaSante Health Center team is happy to offer advice when you call the office.

What should I expect during sick visits?

During sick visits at LaSante Health Center, your provider checks your weight, pulse, blood pressure, temperature, and other vital signs. They ask questions about your symptoms, medications, and medical history.

Your provider completes a comprehensive physical exam by evaluating your heart, breathing, reflexes, abdomen, limbs, eyes, nose, ears, and throat. 

Based on your symptoms and physical exam results, your provider might recommend diagnostic tests. Examples include nasal or throat swabs, blood tests, urine tests, tissue biopsies, asthma or allergy tests, X-rays, or other imaging procedures to diagnose your condition. 

Which treatment will I need?

Not all illnesses and injuries require medical intervention, but the team at LaSante Health Center may recommend one or more of the following:

  • Rest and fluids
  • Watchful waiting
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Prescription medications
  • Topical creams
  • Brace or splint
  • Wound care
  • Breathing treatments
  • An inhaler

If you have a complex medical condition, your provider may recommend additional diagnostic testing or refer you to a highly qualified specialist.

The next time you need a sick visit, call LaSante Health Center or request an appointment online at any time.