LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — With this year’s flu season in full swing and emergency rooms and doctor’s offices overflowing with patients, some parents are turning to more old fashioned methods of medical service – house calls.

“This has been by far the worst winter that I have worked. The flu’s been bad,” said Beach Kids pediatric nurse practitioner Terri Cangialosi.

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Cangialosi says the amount of house calls she’s had this winter, most of which are flu related, has tripled in comparison to this time last year.

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Parents say they are turning to at-home services such as Beach Kids Pediatrics because of the convenience.

Regarding cost, Cangialosi says patients can expect to pay around the same as a co-pay, with house calls starting at $100.

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