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Same-Day Visits

Primary Care Practice, Family Medicine & Internists located in Sacramento, CA

Same-Day Visits services offered in Sacramento, CA

If you’re sick, suffer a minor injury, or suffer a sudden flare-up of a chronic condition, you shouldn’t have to wait for hours at an emergency room where you’re treated by a stranger. Instead, schedule a same-day visit with one of the primary care providers at Apollo Physicians in Sacramento, California. They set aside time to take care of health problems needing prompt attention. Call the office as soon as you know you need a same-day visit or request a next-day visit online.

Same-Day Visits Q&A

How do I schedule same-day visits?

Apollo Physicians offers two types of same-day (and next-day) visits for children, teenagers, and adults: in-person and telemedicine. The one that’s best for you will depend on the reason for your visit and the urgency of your symptoms.

While in-person visits are often needed for the conditions that usually require same-day attention, you might prefer to schedule a telemedicine appointment if you or your child are too sick to leave home, a possibly contagious disease is involved, or you can’t find child care so you can visit the office.

The best way to schedule a same-day visit is to call, talk to a team member, and briefly let them know why you need urgent care. They can schedule an appointment as quickly as possible. Or they might be able to recommend self-care steps to avoid a trip to the doctor or schedule a next-day appointment.

What conditions are treated in same-day visits?

The board-certified family and internal medicine specialists at Apollo Physicians treat many health problems during same-day visits, including:

  • Fevers
  • Coughs
  • Colds and the flu
  • Earaches
  • Sore throats
  • Sinus infections
  • Concussions
  • Skin wounds
  • Minor burns
  • Abdominal pain
  • Animal bites
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Minor injuries (sprains and strains)
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Asthma flare-ups
  • Headaches and migraines

Same-day appointments are available whenever you need relief from your symptoms or have a problem that can’t wait for medical attention.

What if I need lab testing during my same-day visit?

Apollo Physicians manages an on-site lab where they take care of most testing needs, including testing you might need during a same-day visit. For example, they do blood draws for a complete blood count (CBC) and specialized testing like blood sugar and cholesterol levels. They also take care of blood cultures, urinalysis, and other necessary lab work.

When do I need emergency attention rather than a same-day visit?

As a general guideline, you should visit the emergency room if you or your child have any of the following:

  • Fractures
  • Seizures
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Known or suspected poisoning
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke

If you’re not sure whether you need same-day or emergency care, call Apollo Physicians. They can quickly assess your health and recommend the best course of action.

Call Apollo Physicians as early in the day as possible to schedule a same-day appointment.

Services We Offer
Learn more about the services offered by Apollo Physicians at our Sacramento-Elk Grove location