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Hometown Pediatrics now offers Telehealth visits
We are here when you need us, in-person and virtually. Meeting you where you are, to provide the care you need.
What is a virtual visit? This is a consult/health check or sick visit with a Hometown Pediatrics provider via video conferencing. Virtual care creates more convenience for you, and your child gets the quality care that you know and trust! Currently we only offer
with our pediatrician and her nurse practitioner.
Currently, these are only scheduled visits. Call our office or the physician on call (after hours) to schedule a virtual visit.
We provide visits for acute illnesses or chronic conditions for which we feel it is safe to provide care using virtual technology.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we may suggest connecting with you virtually so we can determine the most appropriate place for you to receive in person care.
At this time, well visits cannot be offered via telehealth.
Ask your insurance if your plan covers virtual visits. If the visit is not a covered benefit by your insurance, then the visit charge will be passed onto you for payment. Maximum out of pocket charges for a virtual visits is $50.
With the COVID-19 Pandemic
insurance companies are beginning to cover these visits so that you have a safe way to receive care.
Tech qualifications/Optimal visit environment:
You may use your smartphone/tablet or home computer with a webcam and microphone.
You will need to switch your browser to Chrome if using your computer.
Download the app for anytimepediatrics and use our office code to register or click the link below.
Log on and begin your appointment up to 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time.
Make sure your child can interact with the camera if we ask him/her to come close and show us something specific (that may determine whether you use your phone or your computer).
Please have good lighting.
Make sure you have a strong internet connection.
Please have your younger child stripped down so we can do a visual exam of their breathing and skin.
If you are able: please check your child's temperature and weight.
Please have a flashlight available.
Know your child's medications and have your pharmacy preference available.
If the visit is for a rash or skin condition, use your smartphone and upload a picture into the chat feature once you enter the virtual visit.
Our virtual visit consent is embedded into our telehealth platform that you will acknowledge prior to each visit. In general, you should be aware of the following:
If an emergency occurs during this telehealth encounter, you should call 911 and stay on the telehealth connection until help arrives.
You may refuse telemedicine services at any time.
Other health visit types are available: including office visits (in the office or parking lot during COVID19). In addition, there are other places to receive care in our community including Urgent Care and the Emergency Department. Please speak with us so we can help you decide the most appropriate place for care.
All Telehealth visits are confidentially protected and HIPAA compliant. You will be informed of any other people present at either end of the telehealth encounter and have the right to exclude anyone from either location.
The parent (if the patient is under 18 yrs old) has full access to notes from this visit unless otherwise protected by adolescent confidentiality statutes.
Extending our medical home to yours!
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IS YOUR CHILD SICK?
Illnesses and Symptoms...
Abdominal Pain - Female
Abdominal Pain - Male
Animal or Human Bite
Antibiotics: When Do They Help?
Bed Bug Bite
Bee or Yellow Jacket Sting
Behavioral Health Problems
Bottle-Feeding (Formula) Questions
Bruises and Cuts
Colds (0-12 Months)
Cough (0-12 Months)
Coughs: Meds or Home Remedies?
COVID-19 Diagnosed or Suspected
COVID-19 Exposure, But No Symptoms
COVID-19 or Influenza - How to Tell
Cracked or Dry Skin
Crying Baby - Before 3 Months Old
Crying Child - 3 Months and Older
Cut, Scrape, or Bruise
Diarrhea (0-12 Months)
Diarrhea Diseases From Travel
Drinking Fluids - Decreased
Ear - Congestion
Ear - Discharge
Ear - Pulling At or Rubbing
Ear - Swimmer's
Ear Infection Questions
Ear Piercing Symptoms
Emergency Symptoms Not to Miss
Eye - Allergy
Eye - Foreign Object
Eye - Pus or Discharge
Eye - Red Without Pus
Fever - How to Take a Temperature (0-12 Months)
Fever - How to Take the Temperature
Fever - Myths Versus Facts
Fever (0-12 Months)
Fifth Disease-Viral Rash
Fire Ant Sting
Fluid Intake Decreased
Foreskin Care Questions
Genital Injury - Female
Genital Injury - Male
Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease-Viral Rash
Heat Exposure and Reactions
Human or Animal Bite
Impetigo - Infected Sores
Infection Exposure Questions
Influenza - Seasonal
Lice - Head
Lymph Nodes - Swollen
Medicine - Refusal to Take
Menstrual Period - Missed or Late
Mental Health Problems
Mosquito-Borne Diseases from Travel
Neck Pain or Stiffness
Newborn Appearance Questions
Newborn Illness - How to Recognize
Newborn Rashes and Birthmarks
Newborn Reflexes and Behavior
Nose Allergy (Hay Fever)
Poison Ivy - Oak - Sumac
Rash or Redness - Localized
Rash or Redness - Widespread
Reflux (Spitting Up)
Scabies-Itch Mite Rash
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Sinus Pain or Congestion
Skin Foreign Object
Sliver or Splinter
Solid Foods (Baby Foods)
Spitting Up - Reflux
Stomach Pain - Female
Stomach Pain - Male
Stools - Blood In
Stools - Unusual Color
Strep Throat Exposure
Strep Throat Infection
Swallowed Foreign Object
Swallowed Harmless Substance
Swimmer's Itch - Lakes and Oceans
Tear Duct - Blocked
Toenail - Ingrown
Umbilical Cord Symptoms
Urinary Tract Infection - Female
Urination Pain - Female
Urination Pain - Male
Vomiting (0-12 Months)
Vomiting With Diarrhea
Vomiting Without Diarrhea
Weakness and Fatigue
Wheezing (Other Than Asthma)
Answers About Complementary and Integrative Medicine—Autism Toolkit
Choosing Over-the-Counter Medicines for Your Child
Complementary and Integrative Medicine: What Parents Need to Know
Giving Eye drops to your Toddler
Giving Medicine to Children: Important Safety Information
How Asthma Medicines Are Taken
Medications, Administration of
Medicine and the Media: How to Make Sense of the Messages
Prescription Medicines and Your Child
Use of Medicines in Sports (Care of the Young Athlete)
Using Liquid Medicines
Using Over-the-Counter Medicines with Your Child
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Acute Ear Infections and Your Child
Allergies in Children
Anemia in Children and Teens
Anesthesia and Your Child: Information for Parents
Ankle Sprain Treatment (Care of the Young Athlete)
Antibiotics Aren't Always Needed
Asthma and Your Child
Bites (Human and Animal)
Breastfeeding During COVID-19 Pandemic
Bronchiolitis and Your Young Child
Chickenpox (Varicella-Zoster Infections)
Clean Intermittent Catheterization for Boys
Clean Intermittent Catheterization for Girls
Clostridium difficile (Also Called “C diff”)
Common Childhood Infections
Congenital Hip Dysplasia
Constipation and Your Child
Co-Parenting Through COVID-19: Putting Your Children First
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Diagnosed or Suspected
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Exposure - No Symptoms
Coronavirus (COVID-19) or Influenza - How to Tell
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention
COVID-19: Caring For Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs
COVID-19: Keep On Keeping Your Distance
Croup and Your Young Child
Croup: When Your Child Needs Hospital Care
Crying and Your Baby: How to Calm a Fussy or Colicky Baby
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
Diaper Rash and Your baby
Diarrhea and Your Child
Diarrhea Caused by Specific Types of E coli (Escherichia coli)
Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) and Your Child
Fever and Your Child
Fifth Disease (Human Parvovirus B19)
Food Allergies and Your Child
Food Borne Illnesses
Gastroenteritis: When Your Child Needs Hospital Care
Getting Children and Teens Outside While Physical Distancing for COVID-19
Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib)
Hand Foot and Mouth
Hepatitis A Infection
Hepatitis B Infection
Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores)
Hip Dysplasia (Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip)
How to Take Your Child's Temperature
Imaging Tests: A Look Inside Your Child's Body
Inhaled and Intranasal Corticosteroids and Your Child
Know the Facts About HIV and AIDS
Learning Disabilities: What Parents Need to Know
Lice (Pediculosis Capitis)
Lyme Disease (and Other Tick-borne Diseases)
Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools—Allergic Skin Conditions
Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools—Allergies: An Overview
Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools—Anaphylaxis
Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools—Asthma
Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools—Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools—Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Masks or Cloth Face Coverings for Children During COVID-19
Middle Ear Fluid and Your Child
Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Care of the Young Athlete)
Parasites - Giardia
Parent’s Guide to Head Lice, A
Parenting in a Pandemic: Tips to Keep the Calm at Home
Pinkeye and Your Child
Pneumonia and Your Child
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
Roseola (Human Herpesvirus 6 and 7)
Rubella (German Measles)
Safety of Blood Transfusions
Seasonal Influenza (Flu)
Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
Simple Ways to Entertain and Boost Your Baby’s Development at Home
Sinusitis and Your Child
Sleep Apnea and Your Child
Sleep Problems: Your Child’s Sleep Diary
Staphylococcus aureus (Methicillin-Resistant [MRSA] and Methicillin-Sensitive [MSSA])
Strep Throat (Streptococcal Pharyngitis) and Scarlet Fever
Teens & COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities During the Outbreak
Tips for Coping with a New Baby During COVID-19
Tonsils and the Adenoid
Treating Your Child's Pain: Medical Procedures
Treating Your Child's Pain: Surgery
Type 2 Diabetes: Tips for Healthy Living
Upper Respiratory Infection (Common Cold)
Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary Tract Infections in Young Children
Warts (Human Papillomavirus)
Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Your Child Has a Sore Throat: What's the Cause?
Medical Library (choose one)
Growth & Development
Sports & Exercise
Visual Symptom Checker
What's Going Around
If you need a refill for a prescription, please call your pharmacy to request this. If you need a controlled prescription refill, you can still call the office to do this. Please allow 24 hours for us to fill your request!
The office is locked Monday-Thursday at 4:30pm and 4:00pm on Friday.
Our drive thru will remain open for any assistance with prescriptions or forms to be picked up by 5:00pm Monday-Thursday and 4:30pm on Fridays.
CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE
If you have questions or think you've been exposed to the Corona Virus, call the Missouri Corona Virus Hotline at
How to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19
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