Get the medical attention you need from your own bed.
A relentless high fever can be alarming when you don’t know what’s causing it. Anything from heat exhaustion to a virus to a bacterial infection can elevate your body temperature and potentially lead to a high fever. Because identifying the cause is essential to determining the appropriate treatment, it’s important to get to the bottom of the issue as soon as possible. That’s where we come in. At DispatchHealth, we provide comprehensive, convenient, in-home care for high fevers. We’ll come to your home, diagnose the cause of your high fever, and treat it accordingly. We can treat most of the non-life-threatening conditions an urgent care or other health care facility can, so you can trust we have the tools and skills necessary to treat your fever quickly and effectively. Stay in bed and let us come to you.
If this is an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.
When to seek medical attention
A fever alone isn’t usually cause for alarm, but when paired with other symptoms, it could be indicative of something serious. Get in touch with a medical professional if your temperature is above 103 F (39.4 C) or you observe any of the following symptoms along with a fever:
- Sensitivity to bright light
- A skin rash
- Severe headache
- Neck pain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Pain when urinating
- Difficulty breathing
A qualified medical professional like those on our team at DispatchHealth can help you get to the bottom of your fever and determine the right course of treatment.
Common related conditions
Fevers can be indicative of a number of conditions, including:
If left untreated
Without seeking medical attention for your fever, you may not get to the root cause of the issue, which can lead to a multitude of complications. For instance, untreated heat exhaustion can lead to internal organ damage, untreated rheumatoid arthritis can lead to permanent joint damage, and untreated bacterial infections can lead to sepsis.
That’s why it’s important to call DispatchHealth as soon as you notice a high fever. We accept most major health insurance carriers, including Medicare and Medicaid, and offer an affordable flat rate for uninsured patients. We’ll also send a detailed report of our treatment to your primary care physician or assisted living facility. Get in touch with us via our website, our app, or over the phone to receive top-notch medical care at your front door within a few hours.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Phil Mitchell MD, MS on October 3rd, 2019