Providers in pediatrics recommend that children between ages of two to 18 have a yearly physical. Physicals can be booked 28 days in advance, so please mark your calendar and call in a timely manner.
Acute appointments are for illnesses that need to be seen within 24 hours of time called. Acute symptoms include:
- Vomiting or diarrhea causing signs of potential dehydration
- Respiratory difficulty
- Severe pain
- Fever lasting longer than three days, or not responding to Tylenol or Motrin
Call the appointment line and request a same day appointment if your child requires an acute appointment.
Routine appointments are for illnesses that are present, but not causing serious symptoms. Examples include:
- Athletes' foot
- Minor rashes
Routine appointments are booked by central appointments, or at TRICARE Online. They can be booked seven days in advance.
A follow-up is booked when a provider requests to see an acutely ill child for follow-up care or by a parent whose child is due for evaluation or medication changes for a long-term illness such as:
Follow-up appointments can be booked up to 28 days in advance.