Sick Visits

Sick Visits

Sick Visits services offered in Hilton Head, SC

When you or a loved one doesn’t feel well, having access to a wonderful health provider can make a world of difference. At Prestige Primary Care in Hilton Head, South Carolina, board-certified Rafael Sanchez, MD, offers compassionate and thorough sick visits, and can help you get on a fast path toward relief. Booking a visit is fast and easy with online or phone options, and telehealth visits are a good fit for many needs. 

Sick Visits Q&A

What kinds of issues can be addressed through sick visits?

Sick visits are stand-alone appointments focused on diagnosing your current set of symptoms and choosing the appropriate treatment path. Many issues bring people in for sick visits, including:


  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Sprains and strains
  • Minor lacerations
  • Skin rash
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Allergy symptoms

Many sick visits are the result of acute illness or injury, which arises with little warning. In some cases, however, chronic disease creates conditions that necessitate a sick visit. Chronic disease management can help you improve your health over time, possibly reducing the need for future sick visits. 

What should I expect during a sick visit?

The initial portion of the visit focuses on collecting information about your current state of health. Expect a quick measure of your temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing function. Dr. Sanchez might recommend lab testing to better understand how your organs and systems are functioning. 

You’ll also discuss how you’re feeling and when you first began to experience symptoms. The more information you can provide, the better Dr. Sanchez can fully understand your condition. 

If you’re a new patient, be sure to provide an overview of your personal health history, including any medications you’re taking. As a family medicine professional, Dr. Sanchez has the skills and experience needed to address most health needs. 


Before you leave, Dr. Sanchez will explain which self-care steps you can take at home to begin feeling better. If you need additional screening or treatment, you’ll learn what to expect in terms of scheduling. 

Is it possible to complete sick visits remotely?

Many common health issues that require a sick visit can be addressed through a telehealth appointment. Today’s technology allows you to connect with Dr. Sanchez from the comfort of your home or any other location, without an in-person visit. This is especially convenient for parents who are caring for a sick child. 

Of course, not every need can be met through telehealth, but you might be surprised to learn how remote visits can meet many basic acute and chronic health needs. If you have questions, reach out by phone during normal business hours to book a visit, or schedule online in just a few moments. The concierge model of practice ensures easy access to Dr. Sanchez.