If you or your child gets sick or injured, it’s important to get fast access to expert medical care. Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC has offices in Cookeville, Gainesboro, Crossville, and Sparta, Tennessee, offering sick visits for all members of your family. The practice’s experienced medical team provides convenient onsite diagnostics and timely treatment for everything from colds and flu to abdominal pain and wound dressing. To find out more, call Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC today. You can also book an appointment online or call the urgent care clinic.
Sick visits are meetings with a member of the Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC team that you attend when you or your child is unwell.
Many primary care appointments are for routine health care, such as immunizations, annual physicals, and chronic disease management. Sick visits cover all the times when you’re ill or have an injury that needs prompt attention without being so severe you need to go to the emergency room.
Most people don’t need medical attention for minor illnesses and injuries. Providing you’re healthy, common conditions like colds should improve within a week if you get plenty of rest. You can also use over-the-counter medicines to ease cold symptoms and common problems like headaches.
For young children, older people, and anyone with an underlying health problem, everyday infections can be more challenging. A cold could lead to bronchitis, and flu could lead to pneumonia. Flu can be especially dangerous in vulnerable people.
If any of these symptoms are worsening rather than improving or you develop new problems, a sick visit with your Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC provider is advisable:
You can also arrange a sick visit for sprains, cuts that might need stitching, mild burns, and other common injuries. Suppose you or your child’s condition is urgent. In that case, you can take advantage of Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC’s urgent care walk-in clinic in Cookeville, Tennessee, which is open seven days a week.
The first stage of your sick visit involves diagnosis and assessment. If you’re sick, your provider checks your medical history and asks about your current symptoms. They perform a physical exam and check your heart function, respiration (breathing) rates, pulse, blood pressure, and temperature.
You might need to provide blood or urine for lab tests, or your provider might take a swab from your nose or throat. Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC has its own lab onsite and digital X-ray and CT scanning facilities.
After evaluating your condition and making a diagnosis, your provider prescribes any necessary medication and advises on further treatment. There’s a full pharmacy on-site to fill your prescription quickly.
To find out more or arrange a sick visit, call Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC today or book an appointment online. You can also call the urgent care clinic any time it’s open.