Online children's health care with a doctor you choose

Cold & flu symptoms, diarrhea or constipation, skin rashes, allergies. Our HealthTap Primary Care doctors can offer specialized care and advice for issues related to Children's Health.

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Frequently asked questions

Where can I find an online doctor for kids?

Children's healthcare is more than just taking care of a small adult. At HealthTap, we have providers that can address the unique medical needs of children.

As complicated as pediatric healthcare can be, finding an online doctor for kids through HealthTap is easy — patients can visit HealthTap for children's health to sign up and learn more. Out-of-network appointments are available online, often for no more than the cost of an in-office copay.

Does HealthTap help treat children's health?

We at HealthTap offer pediatric telemedicine appointments with experienced and knowledgeable family medicine providers.

Our doctors for kids offer care and medical advice suited for children's health-related issues, including primary care concerns like:

  • Allergies
  • Colds, coughs, flu
  • Skin rashes, bug bites, cold sores
  • Stomach issues (constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting)
  • Bedtime issues or nightmares

However, our doctors at HealthTap are unable to manage infants under one year (infants should be seen in-person), manage or prescribe medications for ADHD, or treat conditions that need a hands-on exam, such as orthopedic injuries.

What is the easiest online doctor to connect with for children?

At HealthTap, we believe that when it comes to doctors for kids, the easiest option is the most flexible — children's healthcare often has to work around both the children's school schedules and the parent's work schedule. This need for flexibility makes telemedicine appointments an attractive option — even for new patients.

Children can still receive the best care possible in a way that works for everyone. Parents will appreciate the ability to access expert advice and care when they need it — mornings, evenings, weekends, and even holidays.

Can a virtual doctor's visit diagnose a cold or flu

Children are far more prone to viral infections, like a cold or the flu, than adult patients due to children's less-developed immune systems and frequent contact with ill classmates. Unfortunately, it's not always an option for parents to take them to the doctor's office to be seen for same-day appointments.

One of the most frequently asked questions patients ask about HealthTap is whether or not their doctors for kids can diagnose and treat the symptoms of a cold or flu.

The answer is yes. For those unanticipated health care needs, our family medicine doctors are available to help manage symptoms like fever, throat pain, and other acute child needs without requiring the patient to leave their home. Our online urgent care video visits can accommodate even families needing early morning or late night visits.

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Children's telehealth services

Routine checkup and follow-up

Periodic check-ups
Growth and nutrition advice
Vaccinations and immunizations
Developmental milestones
Puberty counselling

COVID-19 or flu symptoms

COVID-19 symptoms
Common flu/influenza

Ear, nose and throat concerns

Throat pain
Ear pain or infection
Common cold
Respiratory tract infections

Stomach and gastrointestinal infections

Stomach flu/gastroenteritis


Sinus congestion
Hay fever

Mild behavioral or school problems

Mild behavioral problems
Stress from school or home
Sleep issues or nightmares

Skin rashes or minor injuries

Bites or stings
Minor cuts or injuries

What we don't treat

  • Infants (0 - 1 years)

  • ADD or ADHD

  • Orthopedic pain

HealthTap virtual visits are not intended for use in medical emergencies

Always call 911 or your local emergency service immediately if you think you have an emergency. If you experience any of the following medical issues or any other critical or life-threatening situations, go immediately to an emergency room:

  • Chest Pain or Pressure
  • Convulsion or Seizure
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Mental Health or Substance Abuse Urgency
  • Moderate to Severe Burn
  • Pain Medication Overdose or Reaction (Narcotics)
  • Poisoning
  • Serious Head, Neck, or Back Injury
  • Serious Limb Impairment or Broken Bone
  • Significant, Uncontrolled Bleeding
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Unconsciousness

What we can't prescribe

There are some medications that telemedicine providers, including HealthTap doctors, rarely if ever prescribe or refill.

Opioids and other controlled substances like:
  • Adderall
  • Ativan
  • Norco
  • Oxycodone
  • Valium
  • Xanax
Psychiatric drugs like:
  • Abilify
  • Gabapentin
  • Lithium
Lifestyle drugs like:
  • Chantix
  • Contrave
  • Qsymia

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Geoffrey Rutledge, MD, PhD, FACMI

Cofounder and Chief Medical Officer, HealthTap

Dr. Rutledge is a double-board certified physician who practiced and taught medicine for more than 25 years. He attended medical school at McGill University in Montreal, then completed residency training in Internal Medicine at UCSD, and was certified by the boards of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He earned a PhD in medical computer science from Stanford, was an NIH-funded researcher, and served on clinical and teaching faculty at Harvard, Stanford, and UCSD medical schools. Before co-founding HealthTap, he created the first consumer health website and PHR at Healtheon/WebMD, was SVP of clinical transformation at First Consulting Group, CMIO at San Mateo Medical Center, and EVP, Product Development and Chief Medical Officer at Epocrates.