Primary Care

What's a high fever?

A fever is a normal, healthy response to infections or other conditions. A normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (F). A fever is anything higher. The temperature for high fever is determined by your age:

  • High fever in adults – 103 degrees F
  • High fever in children – 104 degrees F
  • Go to the emergency room for high fever in infants 3 months old or younger – 100.4 degrees F

This can be a sign of a serious viral or bacterial infection. If you have a high fever in Goshen, Elkhart, Dunlap, IN, or a surrounding area, find treatment at Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care. We have a team of experienced providers who deliver the convenient, personal care you need.

Our urgent care center is located on Elkhart Road in Goshen and is open after hours and on weekends. To make an appointment for a high fever, call (574) 535-1700.

High fever symptoms

Symptoms that often accompany a high fever include:

  • Chills
  • Body aches
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Loss of appetite

See your primary care provider or come to our urgent care center if your high fever lasts more than 48 hours. If you don’t have a primary care provider, our team can connect you with one who can look out for your complete health and well-being.

You should also seek medical care if you have a chronic medical condition or have recently traveled out the country and have a high fever.

Not sure whether to go to urgent care or the ER? If you have serious symptoms, such as hallucinations, severe headache or shortness of breath, with your high fever, seek emergency care.

How our urgent care center treats high fever

Your high fever treatment depends on the cause. Medicines like acetaminophen or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help bring your fever down. Our providers can offer the right care for any underlying infection. We also recommend to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and get plenty of rest to fight infection.

Ready to get rid of that fever and get back to your normal life? Call (574) 535-1700 or find a provider today.

Serving the Elkhart County community, Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care treats the cause of high fever in Goshen, IN.