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Note: Our Stone Oak Office has relocated to 300 E. Sonterra Blvd, Ste 320, San Antonio, TX 78258.  We are located in Bldg 3 at The Commons at Concord Park on the corner of Sonterra and Ronald Reagan.

Beginning February 1, 2023, Northeast Pediatric Associates, PA will no longer be a participating provider in the Oscar insurance plan.  We understand this poses an inconvenience to our patients and we want to do our best to help you.  As open enrollment for the ACA plans approaches, we want to share with you the plans we do accept.  We will continue to be participating providers with the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Advantage Plans, United Healthcare Value Plans, Aetna QHP and Ambetter by Superior.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 210-657-0220.  We appreciate you choosing Northeast Pediatric Associates for your children’s healthcare needs.

This is the ONLY change in our insurance plan offerings. 

Sick Visits Specialist

Northeast Pediatric Associates PA

A Private Pediatric Practice located in Northeast San Antonio, TX, Northcentral San Antonio, TX, Schertz, TX & Castroville, TX

When your child is sick with a fever or other distressing symptoms, it’s reassuring to have access to trustworthy medical advice. The Northeast Pediatric Associates PA team offers sick visits for children of all ages at their offices in Castroville, Schertz, and San Antonio, Texas. They often offer same-day appointments. If you’re worried about a sick child, call the office nearest you today or book an appointment online.

Sick Visits Q & A

What are sick visits?

Sick visits are meetings with your child’s doctor at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA when your child is injured or unwell.

Children often get various ailments like colds and stomachaches, and very often, these get better on their own in a few days. It’s not always easy to know when to arrange a sick visit for your child and when they’re likely to get better on their own. But there are some occasions when you can be sure that a sick visit is necessary.

You should schedule a sick visit if your child has a high fever and is under 1 year old, or a high fever at any age with headaches, vomiting, a stiff neck, rash, or confusion. Sick visits are also advisable for fevers that last more than three days, continuous or severe vomiting and diarrhea, or a widespread rash.

Sore throats, headaches, earaches, and stomachaches that don’t clear up within a few days or are especially severe should also warrant a sick visit. Allergy or asthma symptoms and difficulties breathing need investigation too. If your child is in severe distress, unresponsive, or coughing up blood, you should go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

What happens during my child’s sick visit?

First of all, your provider at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA weighs your child and checks their temperature. They look over the child’s medical history and find out about the symptoms your child is experiencing.

Your provider also does a physical exam, checking your child’s:

  • Breathing
  • Heartbeat
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Eyes
  • Throat
  • Abdomen
  • Limbs
  • Reflexes

Depending on what they find, your provider might swab your child’s throat for a strep test and do other tests like a blood workup, urine test, asthma or allergy testing, and a diagnostic imaging procedure like X-rays or an ultrasound.

Which treatment might my child need after a sick visit?

The treatment your child needs after their sick visit will depend on the diagnosis, their age, any other health problems they’ve got, and how sick they are.

In most cases, rest and drinking plenty of clear fluids can help your child recover. Bacterial infections like strep throat might require antibiotics, but these aren’t effective against viral illnesses like colds and flu.

Your child might need specific treatments like eye drops, ear drops, or prescription medications. Your pediatrician could suggest changes to your child’s diet and activity levels, as exercise and correct nutrition are vital to your child’s good health.

If your child needs a doctor, Northeast Pediatric Associates PA offers same-day availability for sick visits. Call their office today or book an appointment online.