PediaQ, a children's healthcare app that brings nurse practitioner care into homes, is growing in popularity in the Houston area. Launched in 2015, the app enables parents to seek full medical care for their child in the comfort of their own homes.
Available 7 days a week, PediaQ nurse practitioners are on the road and in the home within an hour of a patient making an appointment. The PediaQ van is fully equipped with the same supplies a typical pediatric office holds, ranging from gauze and bandages to crutches and splints. At the parents' request, medical notes from a child's urgent care visit can be sent to his or her pediatrician's office.
The app contains detailed bios of each NP. The NPs employed by PediaQ have at least 5 years of experience have completed training with the company.
Stephen Hays, managing partner of Deep Space Ventures and a PediaQ investor, said, "The world-class leadership and team at PediaQ made it easy to see the vision and understand how this platform will change the delivery of healthcare."
So far, PediaQ has logged more than 3,000 house calls since its launch, receiving $4.5 million in funding. And this concept just the start: Remedy Urgent Care, an app launched in 2016, acts as the adult urgent care equivalent. Physicians and physician assistants are also driving to patients' homes to help with their healthcare needs.
On-Demand healthcare providers aim to alleviate long office visits and reduce exposure to other germs inside the waiting room. "PediaQ will revolutionize how I seek to treat my own children when they are sick," said Hays.