We love kids! It really does just come down to that. So we want the kids and parents who come here to feel secure and comfortable and to have the best possible experience. Our goal is to promote the health, development, and growth of children from birth through age 18 years, and to help you with your children any way we can.
We accept most PPO insurance. We are also are members of Physicians Medical Group and accept HMO insurance.
*Note we don't have a receptionist on Saturdays and appointments are made by prearrangement.
3065 Porter St,
Soquel, CA 95073
Phone: 831.462.KIDZ (5439)
Insurance billing: 831.462.3429
Directions to our Office:
We are located about 1 block from Soquel Village in the PaperMill Plaza on Porter St. We’re across from Porter Library and La Cabana Tacqueria. (Porter St extends out in the opposite direction from Bay Ave going towards Soquel High School and eventually becomes Old San Jose Rd. )
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Thank You for Choosing Us
We appreciate the faith and confidence our families have in us, and we feel honored that you have selected us to provide pediatric care for your children. We are always interested in improving our services to you, so please feel free to let us know how we’re doing at any time. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
Hope everyone had a good summer. With school back in session, we’re expecting a surge in infectious diseases in the next few months. So, encourage good hand washing with your kids. Discourage sharing food or drinks with friends. Ensure adequate sleep and a good diet. Some outdoor physical activity, stress reduction, and yogurt or probiotic may help keep your kids healthy.
As everyone knows by now SB277 is now the law of the land (at least California). This law mandates all California children must receive all recommended immunizations. Only kids with serious medical contraindications or those 100% home-schooled children are exempt. If your child is in the process of catching up on shots, a doctor’s note to this effect will suffice for the school. Read about this here.
In the last few years, several outbreaks of meningitis have occurred at college campuses around the country, including Santa Clara University. Bexsero is a new vaccine to prevent this particular kind of meningitis. It’s especially recommended for college freshmen who will live in dorms and also kids with immune deficiency. Healthy adolescents may also receive it. Bexsero is closely related to another vaccine, MCV-4, we’ve given for many years. Re MCV vaccine, an outbreak of the C strain of meningitis happened recently in SoCal. MCV4 prevents this type.
Zika virus continues spreading in the U.S. No doubt it’s coming to California at some point. Get rid of any standing water around your home, install screens on windows if possible, and keep exterior doors closed. Mosquitoes are most active after dawn and at dusk. Use a repellent, especially if you go camping.
We will start giving flu shots in late September. Call us for an appointment. FluMist nasal spray will not be available this season.
Here’s a couple interesting articles: