Sick Visits

Sick Visits services offered in Queens, Maspeth, Lower Manhattan, New York, Brooklyn and Flushing, NY

The next time you or a family member feels ill, turn to the family medicine experts at LocalMD in Queens, New York City, Flushing, and Brooklyn, NY. Their board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners offer same-day sick visits to help you quickly recover and feel better. Call the office to schedule an in-person or virtual sick visit, or use the online booking feature today. 

What are sick visits?

Sick visits are medical exams in which your LocalMD provider finds the cause of unpleasant symptoms and offers treatments when needed to reduce the risk of complications and get you back to your daily routines as quickly as possible. LocalMD offers same-day and virtual appointment options to bring you the care you require when time is of the essence.

Who benefits from sick visits?

Sick visits at LocalMD are beneficial for patients struggling with:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Ongoing or severe coughs
  • High or long-lasting fevers
  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Allergies
  • Breathing problems 
  • Colds
  • Flu
  • COVID-19
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Confusion
  • Dehydration 
  • Shortness of breath
  • Mild head injuries
  • Sports or work injuries
  • Animal bites

If you or a family member experience a life-threatening emergency, go to the nearest emergency room or dial 911.

Are sick visits right for me?

Anytime you struggle with bothersome symptoms of an illness, injury, or disease, don’t hesitate to call the LocalMD office. Friendly providers happily answer your questions over the phone to determine if you’re a candidate for sick visits or if simple at-home remedies are your best bet. 

LocalMD offers virtual same-day exams if you prefer to speak with a specialist via your phone or tablet from the comfort of your home. 

What should I expect during sick visits?

During in-person sick visits, your specialist weighs you; checks your vital signs; and examines your eyes, ears, nose, throat, breathing, skin, heartbeat, reflexes, and more during a physical exam. They also review your medical history and symptoms. If you opt for a virtual sick visit, your family medicine specialist completes a virtual physical exam if necessary.

They also review your medical history and symptoms. Your provider might suggest:

  • Throat or nasal swabs
  • COVID-19 testing
  • Saliva, urine, or blood tests
  • Allergy testing
  • Lung-function testing
  • Heart-function tests
  • STD testing
  • X-rays, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures

After determining which illness or injury you may have, your primary care providers treat it appropriately to provide symptom relief and shorten your recovery time. They may recommend:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Wound care
  • Fracture care
  • Bracing, splinting, or casting
  • Rest and fluids
  • Diet and exercise changes
  • Stress reduction
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Prescription medications
  • Breathing treatments
  • Vaccinations 
  • Injections
  • Referrals

If you’re very sick or have a complex medical condition, your LocalMD provider may refer you to a specialist or hospital care.

Call the office or use the online booking feature today to schedule in-person or virtual same-day sick visits at LocalMD.