Sick Visits Specialist

Myrtle Avenue Pediatrics

Pediatrician located in Clearwater, FL & Oldsmar, FL

Everyone gets sick at one time or another. Myrtle Avenue Pediatrics offers patients in the Clearwater and Oldsmar areas of Florida the opportunity to schedule same day sick visits to get back to a healthy life.

Sick Visits Q & A

What is a medical-sick visit?

Sick visits are arranged when a person is not feeling well, and they need to see a doctor. These visits are usually scheduled as soon as the person is feeling sick enough that they feel they need a physician’s care. This type of visit can be when your child is too sick to make it into the school that day, and they need a doctor’s note upon return. Appointments which fall under the sick visit category include:

  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Rash
  • Bad cough
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Earache
  • Upset stomach

These visits are designed to treat minor but urgent medical issues. For more serious issues involving chronic illness or preventative services, contact the office to schedule a visit ahead of time. For medical emergencies such as shortness of breath or chest pains, patients should go to the ER right away.

What should I do when I call to arrange a sick visit?

When a patient calls the office to schedule a sick visit, they should speak to a nurse to ensure the visit is not something which needs emergency attention. When the person speaks to the nurse, he or she should describe the symptoms they are experiencing in detail. This information will help the nurse to direct the patient to the appropriate location. The nurse may suggest that the person goes to urgent care, schedule a same-day appointment, or he or she could recommend that the patient schedule a visit for later in the week.

What do I do if it is after hours or a weekend?

If an urgent medical situation occurs after the office has closed and cannot wait until morning, it is recommended that you proceed to an urgent care or the ER. If the situation occurs on the weekend when we are closed or on a holiday, the same will apply. Remember that health is important and seeing a doctor for an urgent issue right away can stop it from becoming more serious.

Accepted Insurance Plans

Myrtle Avenue Pediatrics does not accept any Medicaid products. Our office is contracted with several insurance plans; if you see your insurance company listed, but have a Medicaid product through them, please be aware that we will not accept that insurance plan. If you have questions, please call your insurance company or our billing department at 727-442-1521 to verify we are a provider for your plan.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Aetna
Ameriben
Anthem Blue Cross/California Care HMO
AvMed
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
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