Texas Children’s Pediatrics, which operates 18 pediatric practices in the Greater Austin area, announced that it joined with Hill Country Pediatrics in mid-December.

“We are proud to partner with Hill Country Pediatrics, who give so much to the Austin community. We are excited to welcome the team, their patients and families they serve to the Texas Children’s family,” said Daniel Gollins, president of Texas Children’s Pediatrics and Texas Children’s Urgent Care, in a press release.

Hill Country Pediatric's physicians, Dr. Elizabeth Bartlett, Dr. Natalie Tarrant and Dr. Leslie Wells, will continue providing quality care to their patients and families, the hospital said in the press release.

The transition will also include some new services, the press release said, including a web portal to allow patients to access their children’s electronic medical records and immunization records, message physicians and make appointments. There will also be options for additional insurance plans that are not currently contracted.

Texas Children's Pediatrics provides well-child care, immunizations, sick care, school and sports physicals, specialists referrals and health screenings.