Sims 4: What to do when your Sim is sick

If you bought a Sims 4 expansion pack during one of the sales, you might have a new challenge to deal with.

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The Sims 4: Get To Work expansion introduced an illness system to the game. It makes for, ahem.. interesting experiences when following the active doctor career.

So sorry about all the times we misdiagnosed you, Bella Goth. And sorry for the wrong treatments.

Anyway. With the illness system from The Sims 4 Get To Work, Sims… well… they get ill. There’s no such thing as snuggling up on the couch with a blanket and some chicken noodle soup, though. Well, not exactly.

Illnesses in The Sims 4

Sims can come down with the following diseases with the illness system introduced in the Get To Work expansion

  • Llama Flu
  • Triple Threat
  • Itchy Plumbob
  • Burning Belly
  • Starry Eyes
  • Bloaty Head
  • Sweaty Shivers
  • Gas and Giggles

Now, you would think that your sick Sim could just head on down to the hospital if you have the Get To Work expansion pack.

 You know, in the same way you do when trying to find the hospital for the birth of your Sims 4 baby.

But that’s not quite how it works. While Sims with the active doctor career in The Sims 4 Get To Work will have to go through all sorts of complicated methods of diagnosing their patients, sick Sims have one very simple option.

How to cure sick Sims in the Get To Work expansion pack

It’s simple, whatever illness our Sim have, all you need to do is hop onto a computer and order medicine. There is just one medicine available for illness in The Sims 4 (unlike the active doctor diagnostic conundrum).

cure sick sims in the sims 4

Once you have ordered the medicine, you can find it in your inventory and take it. Your Sim should get a positive moodlet.

Get Medicine For Sick Sim Sims 4

If any of the symptoms return, take some more medicine. But don’t take the meds if there is nothing wrong with your Sim… well, unless that’s your storyline. No judgies.

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Antoinette Muller
Antoinette is a recovering journalist. She's a multi-award winner and thinks it's strange writing about herself in the third person, unless she's playing as herself in The Sims.