Any parent of a young child will tell you that kids get sick all of the time and that going to an urgent care clinic is pretty much the worst: waiting forever in a germ-infested waiting room, surrounded by more crying, sick children.
Enter PediaQ: a mobile-app for on-demand pediatric urgent care launching in Frisco and Plano this May. With PediaQ, families can now access the highest quality after-hours pediatric urgent care from the comfort of their own home.
Founded last by Jon O’Sullivan, an experienced healthcare entrepreneur, PediaQ is the first and only on-demand service focused solely on the pediatric market.
“PediaQ meets the needs of busy families for whom visits to an urgent care center or emergency room are inconvenient, costly, and time consuming, and carry the risk of exposure to illnesses from other children,” CEO Jon O’Sullivan said in a statement.
Parents make the request through the app and within an hour, a highly qualified and vetted pediatric nurse practitioner arrives at your door. These nurse practitioners spend more time with the child and their parents than traditional urgent care clinics and they’ll even pick up necessary prescriptions from the pharmacy.
Moreover, PediaQ works in collaboration with local pediatricians to ensure that when necessary, patients follow up with their regular physician and PediaQ quality assurance nurse specialists follow up with the family after the house call to ensure that medical records are sent to the family’s pediatrician.
While PediaQ will initially serve the Plano and Frisco markets, they have plans to expand to Southlake and beyond. They know and understand their target market: affluent families with young children and busy lives. Their private launch party, which took place on April 22 at the Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco, featured a slew of business executives, local celebrities, and even the mayor of Frisco, Maher Maso.
“It was a pleasure to attend the Launch event in Frisco for PediaQ. With our fast growth and demographics, PediaQ will serve our community well and will set a new standard for service,” Mayor Maso said.