Sick Visits

Sometimes it’s hard to tell how sick your child is.  Urgent care or a trip to the hospital is usually not needed for a simple cold or cough, mild diarrhea, constipation, temper tantrums, or sleep problems. However, if  you are in doubt we encourage you to call the office during normal business hours to discuss your child’s illness with one of our nurses.  We can help you decide if it is necessary for you to come see us.  Same day appointments are available and may be scheduled by our nursing staff at the time of your call.

Muddy Creek’s physicians are available outside office hours for emergencies.  Please feel free to call them if you do not think the matter should wait until morning.  You can always use the Visual Symptom Checker or Is Your Child Sick for more information about your child’s symptoms if you wish.  We do ask you, please, do not call Dr. Habel or Dr. O’Malley after hours to make appointments.  Our front desk will handle that for you at the start of the next office day.