Sick Visits

LaSante Health Center

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

If you or a member of your family get sick, LaSante Health Center in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens area of Brooklyn offers sick visits. They provide expert diagnosis and treatment to restore your health for instances such as when your child has a high fever or you can’t shake a chronic cough. For a sick visit, call LaSante Health Center in New York City or make an appointment online for attentive, effective care for sickness.

Sick Visits Q & A

What is a sick visit?

You can schedule sick visits to LaSante Health Center when you or a member of your family is ill. Unlike wellness visits, during a sick visit, your provider diagnoses an acute illness and provides treatment to help your body fight off the disease and soothe your symptoms. 

Whenever possible, LaSante Health Center offers same-day appointments. The practice also provides after-hours services for urgent situations. 

When does a sick child need to see a doctor?

You should bring an infant under the age of three months in to see a pediatrician if they have any fever. If you have an older child, you should make an appointment to see a doctor if they have a temperature of 102°F.

Other signs that your child should see a doctor include:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Abnormal behavior like excessive crying
  • Pulling at their ears or complaining of ear pain
  • Stuffy nose or congestion that lasts for more than a week
  • Having trouble breathing
  • Becoming listless
  • Showing signs of dehydration
  • Frequent vomiting or diarrhea

As an adult, you might also need a sick visit occasionally. For example, if you have cold symptoms or a cough that lasts for more than 7-10 days, visit LaSante Health Center. If you have flu symptoms or have trouble breathing, you should also schedule an appointment.

What are the common illnesses that need sick visits?

LaSante Health Center diagnoses and treats a wide range of illnesses, including:

  • Colds and coughs
  • Sore throat, including strep throat
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinus infections
  • Ear infections
  • Flu
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Skin infections
  • Allergic reactions 
  • Asthma attacks (mild and moderate)

Treatment is also available for minor injuries like sprains, strains, and minor lacerations. 

Depending on your needs, your provider might order additional testing to confirm your diagnosis. 

Once they have identified the illness, they can prescribe medication like antibiotics or antivirals. They might also recommend that you stay at home and rest until your symptoms subside. 

If you or your child need a sick visit, call LaSante Health Center, or make an appointment online today.