As children with growing immune systems are prone to illnesses, they will often express concerning symptoms and discomfort. As loving parents, one of our greatest worries is our children being sick or getting hurt.

The pediatricians at Longstreet Clinic Pediatrics have empathy for ill children and recognize that there is never a convenient time to be sick. We understand the importance of having access to your children’s pediatric clinic when they are ill. As parents, you gain peace of mind knowing your child is receiving quality care from the practice both you and your child are most familiar with.

Common illnesses in children

We offer same-day appointments for established patients to diagnose and treat illnesses as soon as we are notified. Our five pediatric offices include two waiting rooms to welcome both well and sick children. Additionally, our separate WeeCare office in Gainesville is dedicated solely to well baby visits (up to 6 months) helping to minimize exposure to illnesses.

When to see a doctor

  • Cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Fever, sore throat, ear pain, headache, or eye drainage (“pink eye”)
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or constipation
  • Frequent or painful urination
  • Minor allergic reactions or rashes
  • Sprains, strains, or broken bones (without obvious deformity)

Emergency Care

Sometimes situations arise when children become ill and are in need of urgent care outside of our regular office hours. If your child is experiencing an emergency, call 911. Emergency symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • Life-threatening or disabling conditions
  • Severe shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or respiratory distress
  • Sudden or unexplained loss of consciousness
  • Wounds that need repair

If you are a patient with an urgent problem but that doesn’t seem appropriate for 911, we recommend you contact your pediatrician’s office:

If it is after hours, follow the prompts to reach the Longstreet Clinic pediatrician on call.

Longstreet Clinic Pediatrics practices are certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as Patient-Centered Medical Home programs. The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront of care. PCMHs build better relationships between patients and their clinical care teams. Practices that earn recognition have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement and a patient-centered approach to care.

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