Sick Visits in Murfreesboro, TN

Sick Visits for Everyone

Highland Family Medicine aims to provide the best treatment and professional medical care to all the residents of Murfreesboro, TN, and surrounding areas. We accept sick visits through appointments, urgent appointments, and walk-ins (schedule and more details below). If you feel unwell or have an urgent problem, do not hesitate to contact us.

We know that illnesses aren’t planned, and it can be challenging to get an appointment at the last minute. Our Same Day Sick Visits can help when those unexpected illnesses arrive.

We are glad to offer same-day appointments for all our established patients in Murfreesboro, TN.

If you feel sick or have an urgent problem, you can call us for an urgent appointment or visit our doctor’s office directly.

However, these appointments aren’t for every type of problem. They are only for those minor yet urgent problems. Here are some examples of the types of problems we can treat during our Same Day Sick Visits:

  • Colds and coughs
  • Fever
  • Flu
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sprains and strains
  • Upper respiratory conditions (bronchitis, sinus infections)
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Other common illnesses

We understand, as a parent, a sick child is always a concern. Whether it is your toddler or teenager, Highland Family Medicine is here to help your child get well quickly.

We offer extended hours and a nurse call line for convenience to parents. We also offer a sick child waiting room area. Whether it is a stomach bug, flu, a cut that needs sutures, or the common cold, we will provide the best, holistic medical care for your child to allow them to return home and to school healthy and well.

Common pediatric sickness symptoms are:

  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain
  • Continuous crying
  • Cuts, scrapes, or bruises
  • Decreased intake of fluid (dehydration)
  • Diaper rash
  • Ear congestion and discharge
  • Swollen or irritated eyes
  • Heat rash
  • Lack of appetite (not eating or taking breast milk)
  • Irregular-looking urine or stool
  • Vomiting
  • Monday | 8 Am – 5 Pm
  • Tuesday | 8 Am – 5 Pm
  • Wednesday | 8 Am – 5 Pm
  • Thursday | 8 Am – 5 Pm
  • Friday | 8 Am – 5 Pm
  • Saturday | Closed
  • Sunday | Closed

Sometimes, we may feel confused about whether our situation calls for a trip to the ER (emergency room) or a visit to Dr. Helton or any doctor’s office. That’s normal; that’s why we’ve written a quick guide to help you know which option you should choose.

A Sick Visit to Your Doctor
When it comes to any non-emergency situation, you should always visit a doctor instead of an ER. Non-emergencies mean a cold, flu, earache, body aches, or anything mentioned above where the patient can still function or visit the doctor without assistance (except for kids and seniors).

A Visit to the ER
Now, the only time we think going to the ER is a good idea for non-emergency situations is when you’re experiencing severe symptoms during the night when there are no clinics or doctor’s offices available. The best time to visit the ER is when you or a loved one is in excruciating pain, having difficulty breathing, having a huge wound that requires immediate care, having broken extremities, or having any life-and-death situation.

Both ER and a doctor’s office can provide effective care. The difference is that the ER is complete and can respond to emergencies anytime. However, a trip to the ER can also be significantly more expensive.

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Your Sick Visit Matters to Highland Family Medicine

Highland Family Medicine has been with Murfreesboro, TN, for over a decade. Dr. Helton, Dr. Housden, Dr. Hardin, and the rest of the team at Highland Family Medicine Doctor’s Office prioritize your health and aim to give you a satisfying overall experience on your sick visit.

Everyone at Highland Family Medicine is friendly, understanding, and professional. Our goal is to bring you, your child, and your family back to health and treat any sickness to the best of our abilities. We offer nothing but the best comprehensive medical care in Murfreesboro, TN. Contact us and schedule an appointment today.

Highland Family Medicine and its doctors, Dr. Helton, Dr. Housden, and Dr. Hardin, have been serving and treating the community of Murfreesboro, TN, and surrounding areas for over two decades.

Collectively, they have treated more than 20,000 patients. Highland Family Medicine specializes in comprehensive health care for people of all ages, treating most ailments and non-emergencies.

Please don’t hesitate to call the Highland Family Medicine doctor’s office. Dr. Helton, Dr. Housden, and Dr. Hardin are professionals and ready to serve.