PediaQ raises $1.2M for its mobile-enabled pediatric house call service


PediaQ, which offers pediatric house call services via a mobile app, has raised $1.2 million, bringing its total funding to date to $2.1 million. Bill Miller, a healthcare industry advisor at KKR Advisors, led the round with participation from Jack Furst of Oak Street Investors & HM Capital, and Gary Gerlacher, founder of Acute Kids Pediatric Urgent Care.

PediaQ’s app starts by asking parents to confirm their location and provide information about the sick child. From within the app, parents are able to view ratings and reviews of each of the nurse practitioners.

Whereas a typical office visit lasts 10 to 12 minutes, PediaQ claims its nurse practitioners spend a minimum of 30 minutes with the patient and is also able to send the child’s visit information to their primary pediatrician.

PediaQ offers visits before 10 pm for $150, while a visit after 10 pm costs $250.The service is available Monday through Friday from 4 pm to 12 am and on weekends from 8 am to 12 am. The company covers several Texas cities — including Dallas, Plano, Frisco, and Southlake — and will be likely expanding in the future.

PediaQ offers visits before 10 pm for $150, while a visit after 10 pm costs $250. If parents want to add an extra child to the visit, it costs an extra $50. Also, on-site tests are available for $25, lab work costs $50, injections – $40, prescription pickup – $35, and requesting a nurse practitioner on a national holiday costs an extra $50.

[Via: mobihealthnews]