Acute Illness

At Kernodle Pediatrics, we understand how incredibly difficult it can be for a parent to see their child when they are sick. That is why we offer same day sick visits for children from newborns through 18 years of age, so you can help your child find relief as quickly as possible.

We also provide 24-hour medical coverage with an on-call physician for our patients and weekend hours for acute illness. This also allows your child to be cared for by a familiar face that is familiar with their medical history.

Reasons for a Sick Visit

We offer same day sick visit appointment for common childhood illnesses and injuries such as:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Earache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Animal/Insect bite
  • Cuts/Scrapes

If you are unsure whether a sick visit is needed, you can contact our office to speak with a nurse or provider who can assess the situation prior to scheduling an appointment. When leaving a message with the nurse or receptionist, please provide the following important details:

  • Your child’s name
  • Age
  • Symptoms and duration
  • Temperature
  • Therapies you’ve tried (Motrin, ice packs, fluids, etc.)
  • Contact phone number

If your child is experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 911 or take your child to the nearest emergency room immediately.

Schedule a Sick Visit

Our primary goal is to get your child into the office, seen by the doctor and on the road to recovery as quickly as possible. Although we will make every effort to schedule your child’s sick visit with the provider of your choice, the schedule may not always permit this.

We encourage parents to call our office early in the day to request a same-day appointment with the next available provider.

To schedule an appointment call (336) 538-2416 for our office in Elon or (919) 563-2500 for our office in Mebane.

Our phone lines are open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Calls outside these hours will be handled by our triage team, which will advise you to wait for a return call from our office or to seek help more quickly from an emergency room if your child is in a life-threatening situation.

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