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Sick Visits

Walk-In Primary Care & Wellness Clinic located in Phoenix, AZ
Sick Visits

Sick Visits services offered in Phoenix, AZ

When you feel unwell, you need a provider you can rely on to provide prompt, supportive care. The team at EMC Walk-In and Wellness, a walk-in primary clinic and wellness center in Phoenix, Arizona, encourages patients to visit for acute illnesses and injuries. Whether you have a sore throat and fever or a laceration that needs stitches, the team can help. Call, schedule an appointment online, or simply walk into the clinic if you need same-day medical attention. 

What are sick visits?

Sick visits are appointments aimed at addressing acute (short-term) or urgent health concerns that require prompt attention. As a walk-in clinic, EMC Walk-In and Wellness has the flexibility to accommodate sick visits on short notice, without needing an appointment. The team prioritizes sick care, ensuring you receive the responsive attention you deserve when you feel unwell.

What is the difference between sick visits and well visits?

While you schedule a sick visit when you feel unwell, well visits are routine checkups that evaluate your health when you have no symptoms of illness. Both are necessary to track, monitor, and maintain your overall health and well-being.

Sick visits involve evaluating immediate symptoms and health concerns to restore your health as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, a well visit can detect health problems early on to ensure you remain healthy as you age.

How quickly can I come in for sick visits?

You can visit EMC Walk-In and Wellness the moment you feel sick. The clinic has testing services onsite to provide the comprehensive care you need. Whether you need a rapid strep test or lab work, the clinic provides prompt and efficient testing and treatment for a variety of acute health concerns.

What are the telltale warning signs that sick visits are necessary?

There are several warning signs that may indicate the need for a sick visit to a healthcare provider. Some of the most common signs include:

  • Fever
  • Persistent cough
  • Sore throat
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Skin rashes or irritations
  • Joint pain or stiffness
  • Unusual fatigue or weakness

If you experience any of these symptoms, the clinic provides immediate services for your health needs, helping to support you in building a healthier you. No matter what your health needs are, the team works together to connect you with the appropriate services or referrals.

What happens at sick visits?

When you arrive at the clinic, the team asks detailed questions about your illness or injury, including when your symptoms started and whether any home remedies have helped.

Depending on your symptoms, the team may administer certain tests to investigate your concerns. They may also perform a thorough physical exam to check for signs of illness. If possible, the team provides treatment onsite. However, they can also refer you to a specialist if they believe you need additional treatment.

Call EMC Walk-In and Wellness today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.