Sick Visits

Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Lufkin, TX

Sick Visits

A sick visit gives you quick answers about what’s going on with your health and what you need to do to feel better. Family providers Annysue Emmons, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, and Rocio Villegas, APRN, FNP-C, conduct same-day sick visits for children, adolescents, and adults at VIP Health Family Clinic in Lufkin, Texas. Call VIP Health Family Clinic or book an appointment online for yourself or a loved one today.

Sick Visits Q & A

How do sick visits work?

Sick visits involve an investigation into new or worsening medical symptoms you’re experiencing. Any time you’re worried about your health and wellness, you’re free to schedule a sick visit at VIP Health Family Clinic. You can even book a same-day sick visit so you’re not left worrying about your health overnight or into the next week. 

During your sick visit, the team at VIP Family Health Clinic reviews your medical history and asks you to describe your symptoms. They also take your temperature and vital signs. Depending on your symptoms and concerns, the team may provide lab testing to diagnose or rule out particular illnesses. 

The team then provides a diagnosis and may prescribe medications. If you don’t need any medications or procedures, they offer recommendations to alleviate your symptoms or keep the illness from spreading. 

For your convenience, VIP Health Family Clinic also offers telemedicine visits so you can stay home, rest, and avoid spreading a contagious illness during an office visit. 

When is a good time to book a sick visit?

Sick visits can address many common (and not so common) symptoms that arise at any time of year. Whether or not you have any suspicions of the ailment affecting you, the team explores every avenue until they come to a conclusion.

You may schedule a sick visit if you experience:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach ache
  • Sore throat
  • Earache
  • Rash
  • Headache or migraine
  • Minor sprains or strains
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Fever

If you experience major bleeding, signs of a head injury, or other severe symptoms, go to your nearest emergency room instead of coming to VIP Health Family Clinic for a sick visit. 

Can children get sick visits?

VIP Health Family Clinic welcomes children to the office for sick visits when they need them. While the practice mainly focuses on adult and adolescent health care, they provide pediatric sick visits in the office and using telemedicine. 

Kids often catch and spread contagious illnesses in school, on the playground, and in other shared areas. Make sure your child stays healthy year-round with prompt same-day sick visits at VIP Health Family Clinic. 

Call VIP Health Family Clinic or schedule a sick visit online for yourself or a loved one today.