Sick Child Visits Near Rochester, NY

Expert Pediatricians at Westside Pediatric Group

As a parent, keeping your child healthy is your top priority. When your child falls ill, we want you to know that we’re here for you as it is our concern as well. If your child is showing signs of a non-life-threatening illness, please call our pediatric office right away and we will do our best to get your child in as soon as possible. Of course, if your child is suffering from a more serious medical emergency (such as seizures, shock, respiratory distress) or a traumatic injury (such as a motor vehicle or bicycle crash, poisoning, drowning), please call 911 immediately.

Having a sick child is no fun. Our team of board-certified pediatricians have been serving the Gates, Chili and South Rochester area for over 60 years. Let the expertly trained pediatricians at Westside Pediatrics get your child feeling healthy again by scheduling a sick child visit. Call (585) 247-5400 to request an appointment at our pediatric office in Rochester, NY.

sick child visits

Please call our office to come in for a sick child visit if your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • High and/or persistent fever
  • Vomiting
  • Widespread rash
  • Rashes
  • Diarrhea
  • Any unusual symptom that lasts for more than three days in a row
  • Persistent pain, such as stomachache, sore throat, headache, or an earache

At the end of the sick child visit, your child’s pediatrician will have identified the illness. Depending on the diagnosis, you will leave with either a prescription, dosage instructions, and/or instructions on how to relieve your child’s symptoms.

Making a Sick Child Appointment

If at all possible, we would prefer that you call ahead of time to make the sick child appointment to avoid having your child sit in the waiting room while potentially contagious.

Sick appointments during the week

To make an appointment for a sick child, please call (585) 247-5400, or use our Patient Portal to schedule online. The more information you can provide us upfront, the better we can serve your child. This not only allows us to determine the severity of it, but also helps prepare the pediatrician with the appropriate background information.

Our office hours on weekdays are as follows:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (Evening hours available for immediate and urgent appointments.)
  • Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sick appointments on weekends

Our office hours on weekends are as follows:

  • Saturday: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Sunday: 9:00 am – 11:00 am (September – May)

Phones are answered starting at 7:30 am. Patients are seen by appointment only. After hours, advice will be given by either our physicians or the Community Pediatric Telephone Triage.

Round-the-clock triage help

If you are trying to contact our office during non-business hours, please call our after hours Triage at (585) 258-1925.

If you don’t believe the severity of the illness is enough to require a sick child visit, you can refer to our online sources.

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Request a Sick Child Visit Today!

Is your child showing symptoms? It’s important to request an appointment with a pediatrician if your child is experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above. Call Westside Pediatrics at (585) 247-5400 to schedule an appointment at our Pediatric Clinic in Rochester today!

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