Trinity Salem Family Health Clinic

Acute Sick Visits

Primary Care located in , Waxahachie, TX
Acute Sick Visits

Acute Sick Visits services offered in , Waxahachie, TX

When someone in your family is sick, nothing is more important than receiving prompt medical care. At Trinity Salem Family Health Clinic in Waxahachie, Texas, Yaminah Matthews, APRN, FNP-C, takes care of your immediate health care needs with acute sick visits. You can walk into the clinic, schedule a same-day in-person visit, or request a telehealth appointment if you’re too sick to leave home. Call the office or use the online booking feature when you need an acute sick visit

Acute Sick Visits Q&A

What are acute sick visits?

Acute sick visits offer medical care for illnesses, minor injuries, and chronic disease flare-ups that need same-day treatment. Sick visits focus on your current health problem to ease your symptoms and put you on the road to recovery.

What conditions are treated during acute sick visits?

Yaminah often treats problems such as:

  • Seasonal flu
  • COVID-19
  • Ear infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Acute sinusitis
  • Poison ivy and oak
  • Strep throat
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Dental pain

This list isn’t comprehensive. Acute sick visits include most sudden illnesses, from abdominal pain and migraines to minor cuts and injuries. Call Trinity Salem Family Health Clinic whenever you’re sick and need help.

What happens during an acute sick visit?

During a sick visit, Yaminah evaluates your symptoms and diagnoses their cause as quickly as possible. She may need to run lab work to verify your diagnosis. For example, you may need a throat swab, urinalysis, or blood tests.

Then she recommends self-care measures you can take and prescribes the most appropriate treatment. In some cases, you won’t need to return to the office. Or Yaminah may schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your progress, depending on your diagnosis.

What is the difference between an acute sick visit and emergency care?

Though Trinity Salem Family Health Clinic treats most acute (sudden) illnesses, some conditions require the level of care available in the emergency room. Signs you may need emergency care include:

  • Fever in children younger than three months
  • Fever lasting longer than three days
  • Fever together with a rash, stiff neck, headache, or vomiting
  • Wound that doesn’t stop bleeding (with pressure)
  • Loss of consciousness or confusion
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, and face
  • Deep cut or puncture wound
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Seizures
  • Signs of a heart attack or stroke

Signs of a heart attack include chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath, dizziness, and back, arm, or jaw pain. Weakness in one arm, drooping on one side of the face, and difficulty speaking are signs of a stroke. 

Don’t wait to seek help for an acute sickness. Call Trinity Salem Family Health Clinic or book an appointment online today.