Not all illnesses and injuries require medical care. But when you need to see a health care provider for a sick visit, the team at Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness in Bowie, Maryland, is there for you. The primary care practice takes a proactive approach to health, offering in-office and telehealth sick visits so that you get the expert care you need. Call the office today or click the online booking button to schedule your sick visit.request an appointment
What are sick visits?
Sick visits are one of the primary care services available at Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness. Illnesses and injuries usually happen when you least expect them.
To ensure that you get the medical care you need for an unexpected illness or injury, the Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness team provides sick visit appointments.
What conditions benefit from sick visits?
The Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness team diagnoses and treats a wide range of health conditions. You’ll benefit from a sick visit with the providers if you have:
- Ongoing cold symptoms
- Persistent nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- High, continuous, or recurring fever
- Skin rash
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Acute pain or aggravation of your chronic pain condition
- Sprain or strain
- Minor cut or laceration
You would also benefit from a sick visit to help manage a flare-up of a chronic condition like diabetes or high blood pressure. The primary care practice also provides behavioral health services, including counseling for depression and anxiety.
Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness also offers rapid COVID-19 testing.
Depending on the reason for your sick visit, the team might be able to provide care through their telehealth online service.
Some situations, though, are beyond what can be done during a sick visit. If you have chest pain, a head injury, or a large open wound, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
What can I expect during sick visits?
You can expect patient-focused care when you come in for a sick visit at Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness. Your provider first asks about your illness or injury and injury a physical exam.
They review your medical history and the medications and supplements you take. Your provider could request lab tests or X-rays to confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis.
After your exam, your provider creates a treatment plan to help you manage your illness or injury. The team could schedule a follow-up visit to keep an eye on your illness and adjust your treatment as needed.
When you have an ongoing cough or develop a skin rash, call Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness today or schedule a sick visit online. Telehealth appointments are available for almost all minor illnesses.