PediaQ (Pediatric Urgent Care House Call) is coming to North Houston!

Thank you, PediaQ, for giving me the opportunity to share this wonderful service with my readers. While I was compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

 

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These two. They are my loves.
And when they don’t feel well, I will do anything I can to help them feel better.

Fast.

Have you heard about PediaQ? It’s a pediatric urgent care house call service that started in Dallas, but it is coming to North Houston next month!

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After contacting PediaQ through the free APP, a nurse practitioner comes to your house in the evening or on weekends to diagnose and treat your child for symptoms and illnesses including strep & the flu, vomiting & diarrhea, UTIs,  stomach ache, ears & sinus problems, eye infections, asthma & allergy related problems, Pneumonia & RSV, cuts, bites & burns, and sprains & strains.

I love this concept because of how convenient it is for parents. As a mother of two children, I understand how difficult it can be…especially for those who have younger kids, to have a child get sick in the evening or on the weekend when the doctor’s office is closed. This can be especially difficult if your spouse isn’t home.

Several months ago a friend of mine had a sick child. Her husband was out-of-town on business and it was after the pediatrician’s office had closed. She knew it was probably an ear infection as her son often gets them; however, he was in a lot of pain and she didn’t want to wait another 12 plus hours to get him in to the pediatrician’s office. She didn’t want to wake up her two younger children to take them with her and her son to the urgent care center because while the wait at an urgent care center is much shorter than an emergency room, you just don’t know how long you will be there. Plus – it’s not ideal to take healthy kids into doctor’s office/hospital to be exposed to germs.

Luckily, her mother was able to watch the younger kids while she took her older one to urgent care. But it was still a while before her mom could get there. Two hours later…she was back home with her son and she was right – it was an ear infection. With antibiotics in hand, her son slept well that night but it would have so much more easier (and quicker, too) if she could have kept her son at home, comfortable in his bed, and had a PediaQ nurse practitioner come to their house to diagnose him and prescribe antibiotics. They even pick up prescriptions for patients!

So what’s the skinny about PediaQ?
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How does it work? 
1. Download the free PediaQ app and request a nurse practitioner visit.
2. Receive a phone call from the nurse practitioner within 10 minutes to discuss your child’s symptoms.
3. Your nurse practitioner will arrive within one hour AND he/she will stay with you a minimum of 30 minutes to properly diagnose and treat your child!What does it cost?
Whatever your regular urgent care co-pay is! Your insurance is billed as if you drove to an urgent care center. Their is an additional convenience fee of $50 if you call before 10:00 p.m. and $100 after 10:00 p.m. BUT the convenience fee is waived for a limited time right now during their back-to-school special!If you don’t have insurance, or don’t want to use it, PediaQ’s cash pay pricing is very competitive compared to pediatric urgent care centers, and much less then the ER for common illnesses. Check them out online for more information about PediaQ’s insurance policy.
10369200_1674163772802869_8045093916687603366_nWhen is this service available?
Seven days a week – weekdays from 4:00 p.m. to midnight and weekends from 8:00 a.m. until midnight.You can check them out on Facebook to learn more and read some of the reviews left by people who have used the service.PediaQ is so excited to offer those in The Woodlands area this service starting next month (October 2015).  Personally, I can’t wait until it’s available every where!

I was compensated for this post; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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