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Primary Care Physicians in Pittsburgh, PA

Sick Visits & Acute Care

Even the best preventative care in the world cannot prevent illness and injury entirely. Whether you catch a winter bug during cold and flu season, or you trip and sprain your ankle, you may find yourself in a situation where you just don’t feel your best and you need some professional assistance.

At Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh, we understand all too well how easy it is for this to happen to even the healthiest patients. That’s why we offer sick visits and acute care services to our patients. Our hope is that our patients will utilize these offerings to the fullest; will benefit from seeing a doctor with their medical history; and will feel their best as soon as possible.

To schedule a visit or sign up for our services, please contact us or submit an online appointment request for a free consultation. We allow a full hour for new patient appointments.

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Direct Primary Care for Sick Visits 

Acute Care When You Need It Most

While our focus is on preventative care at Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh, we’re also dedicated to being there for you when you are sick, anytime you need us. As a direct care practice, we make every effort to schedule appointments on the same day you call us in cases of sick visits and acute care needs.

Appointments with the physicians at DCPP are typically 30 minutes, but can go as long as 90. We’re here to do whatever it takes to provide you with the examinations, treatments, and diagnoses you need to be truly well. Additionally, you won’t be aren't charged a copay for each time you need a return visit. Good healthcare takes time and continuity, and that’s our mission at DCPP.

Note that you can also spend half an hour with one of our doctors during an initial consultation, where you can explore the DPC care model and ask us questions directly. You will have no obligation to register with us following a consultation. No medical advice or treatment will be offered at this consultation.

FAQs on Sick Visits & Acute Care:

Why Might I Schedule A Sick Visit?

Any non-emergency medical situation is a potential reason to visit with your primary care doctor. Some of the most common reasons for sick visits include (but are not limited to):

  • Persistent, strong coughing
  • Cold symptoms (ex. Sore throat)
  • Flu symptoms (ex. Fever)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Minor injuries, like sprains or strains
  • Concerning bumps or bruises
  • Skin problems
  • Tick bite
  • Upper respiratory conditions (i.e. bronchitis, sinus infections)
  • Urinary tract infections

… and other common illnesses.

I’ve Been Dealing With a Chronic Illness and I’m Struggling With a Symptom. Could a Sick Visit Help?

Maybe! Sick visits can definitely be a good fit for patients struggling with minor, non-emergency symptoms related to chronic ailments. Examples of chronic illnesses that could require sick visits include:

  • Allergies and asthma 
  • Arthritis 
  • COPD 
  • Heart disease 
  • High blood pressure 
  • Diabetes and obesity

If you have additional questions about specific care options for a particular health issue, please contact us! We would love the opportunity to review your needs and determine if we are a good fit for your healthy living efforts.

How can I get started with the best acute care near me?

At Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh, we make it easy for patients to learn more about us and get started with their initial consultation. Just submit an online appointment request using our online tool.