Diagnose strep at home?

Forest Hills Pediatrics is starting a new pilot program for children 5 to 12 years of age.  It is called Home Strep Test.  Over the next 6 months we will give the parents of children 5 to 12 years old a kit that they can use to check their children for strep throat without needing to come into the office.  Since up to 75% of the strep tests that we do in the office are negative, we want to save you time, money and a trip to the office when your child has a sore throat that is not caused by strep and does not need an antibiotic.  This is an entirely optional program.  Feel free to ask for a Home Strep Kit at your child's next appointment or please call our office at 616-949-4465 if you would like to pick up a kit.  For more information please see our instructional video here.