Sick kid? We have an app for that.

We are making health care decisions and accessing provider relationships easier for patients. Introducing the Texas Children's Pediatrics ParentAdvice Center app, designed to help patients and families better understand their children’s health symptoms.

The app provides parents the support and information they need to make timely decisions about the appropriate level of care for their child — whether that means providing care for minor illnesses at home or finding a Texas Children’s facility. You can also access your child's health records through the app via the MyChart patient portal.

Some of the app's valuable features include:

• Online symptom checker with access to 129 care guides, first-aid illustrations, parent message boards and over-the-counter medication guides.

• Current patients have access to the MyChart patient portal for personal medical information and to manage relationships with Texas Children’s hospitals and clinics.

• Ability to find a practice or care facility within the Texas Children’s Pediatrics system, from urgent care centers to emergency rooms or individual physicians.

• Tips on how to prepare for an appointment and connections to popular social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.