Sick Visits

Urgent Care, Walk-In Clinic & Primary Care Providers located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sick Visits

Sometimes, you or a family member is sick but can’t get in immediately to see your doctor. Fortunately, Plantation Urgent Care Center and the team of experienced providers offer comprehensive sick visits to patients of all ages in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. If you’re feeling under the weather or looking for illness relief, utilize the walk-in service, reach out online, or call the office today to schedule an appointment.

Sick Visits Q & A

When should I come in for an urgent care sick visit? 

Plantation Urgent Care Center encourages you or your child to come in for a sick visit if you’re experiencing symptoms, such as: 

  • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea 
  • Blood in your stool 
  • Painful urination 
  • Rashes without a fever 
  • Fever of 103° F or higher 
  • Persistent cough or heartburn 
  • Severe headaches or migraines 
  • Vision or hearing issues 
  • Earache
  • Persistent sore throat 
  • Issues with depression or anxiety

Issues requiring an emergency room or hospital visit include:

  • Concussions 
  • Heart attack symptoms (chest pain, shortness of breath, and dizziness) 
  • Signs of a stroke (slurred speech, weakness, severe headache)
  • Unconsciousness 
  • Life or limb-threatening injuries 
  • Fainting or a change in mental state 
  • Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy 

If you or a family member are experiencing these symptoms or concerns, call 911 immediately. 

What can you treat at a sick visit? 

You may know what’s causing your symptoms. But if not, your provider can help diagnose and treat issues, including the following: 

  • Cough 
  • Cold 
  • Flu
  • Fever 
  • Strep throat 
  • Stomach pain 
  • Headaches and migraines 
  • Eye redness, discharge, or itchiness
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Dehydration 
  • Asthma attacks
  • Wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Rashes
  • Urinary tract infections 
  • Pneumonia

If your symptoms are due to a chronic or underlying condition, they may recommend seeing a primary care physician, specialist, or going to the hospital. 

What happens during a sick visit? 

Your provider first checks you or your child’s vitals, including taking your temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and listening to your lungs and heart. They ask several questions to better understand your family’s medical history. 

Communicate your symptoms and how long they’ve been present. Your provider may recommend taking an on-site blood or urine test to help determine the source of your symptoms or illness. 

Your provider’s goal is to provide immediate relief for your sickness. Treatment may include pain relievers, antibiotics, topical creams, or actions to reduce your symptoms once you’re home. Proper sleep, rest, and drinking fluids are essential. 

If you’re seeking immediate care, use the Plantation Urgent Care Center walk-in service today or book an appointment online using this website or by phone.