Our symptom checker supports your patients and parents to understand how sick they are (or their child is) and decide on the best action, based upon current symptoms. The care advice helps them learn skills to manage minor illness and injuries at home, when appropriate.
The pediatric content is evidence-based, written by Dr. Barton Schmitt of telephone triage fame. The symptom checker is licensed by more than 300 pediatric practices. It was also selected by the American Academy of Pediatrics for use on the parenting website, healthychildren.org.
The graph below is the encounter pattern that is typical for a practice or hospital. Higher utilization during cold and flu season, with the number of symptom checks tapering during the summer months. One difference this year (2020) was the sustained spike in February and March, when the state of Washington reported the initial outbreaks of Coronavirus. The surrounding region went on alert for the first known symptoms: fever, cough and trouble breathing. The symptom checker includes two COVID-19 care guides per age group: