Children's Hospital Colorado

ChildrensMD Mobile App

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ChildrensMD mobile app: available for Android, iPhone and iPad devices

What should you do if your child develops a fever, cough, vomiting, rash, sore throat or head injury? When can your child return to school or child care after an illness? These are medical advice questions that all parents have. Health problems can arise anytime - evenings, weekends, when you're at work or traveling or your doctor's office is closed.

The ChildrensMD mobile phone application is designed especially for these times. It provides care guides that help you make smart decisions on what level of care (if any) is needed and how to provide speedy symptom relief for minor illnesses or injuries you can manage on your own.

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ChildrensMD is derived from the clinical protocols used by pediatricians and nurses in 10,000 practices and 400 nurse advice call centers in the US and Canada. These protocols have been tested for 15 years on more than 150 million symptom calls.

App features

A screenshot of the ChildrensMD phone app showing the symptom checker page.

Easy 3-step navigation:

1. Choose the most appropriate symptom care guide 
2. Use the symptom decision chart to find the recommended action
3. Follow the self care advice to make your child more comfortable

The care guide that best matches your child's symptom can be located quickly by using alphabetical index, body area index or keyword search. Each symptom care guide contains:

  • Definition: describes the focus of the care guide so you can decide if it's a good fit for your problem. If not, there are quick links to related guidelines.
  • Decision Chart: helps determine what action is suggested based on the severity and description of your symptom. Once you have a match, simply follow the corresponding action, such as Call 911, Call Your Child's Doctor Now, Call Your Child's Doctor within 24 hours or Manage at Home. 
  • Immediate Connections: connects to medical help, such as 911, your child's doctor or nearby Emergency Department (ER) are available if you have phone service.
  • Home Care Advice: available for any illnesses and injuries that can be treated at home. The instructions provide clear, up-to-date steps for relieving symptoms.


  • Pediatric dosage tables by weight for common over-the-counter medications.
  • Visual images to help you identify symptoms (e.g. rashes), injuries and common causes of bites and stings.
  • First Aid illustrations to support immediate action, if needed.
  • A medication and allergy list that allows you to track important information about your family member's prescriptions and/or over-the-counter medications. 

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Disclaimer: The information provided with this Application is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment; it is for informational purposes only. Talk with your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you think your child may have a medical emergency, call the doctor or 911 immediately. 

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