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.
For you parents of high school kids with questions about applying to college for students with ADHD or other learning differences, and the SAT and ACT tests, here’s an audio file for you: Listen Now
Many visits to the hospital ER aren’t necessary. Fever over 102 in toddlers is common and rarely serious. The same goes for rashes at any age. See the files All About Fever and Common Concerns elsewhere on this website.So unless it’s an obvious emergency, please call us first – 462-5401 – to discuss your child’s symptoms.
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 documented, serious medical contraindications are exempt. Read about this here.
Flu season is here. It’s not too late to get your family vaccinated. Flu immunization is especially important for infants, toddlers (and those who care for them), and kids with diabetes, asthma, or other chronic medical problems. Kids 6 months and up may be vaccinated. FluMist (nasal spray) is available for kids 2 years and up.
There is now an after-hours nurse advice line for CCAH families. Their phone # is
Studies consistently show that parents often under-dose or overdose their kids’ liquid medications, especially when using a teaspoon or tablespoon from the kitchen. The dose on the bottle should be in “mL” (milliliters) and the prescription should come with a dropper or syringe to measure out the correct amount. If you didn’t get something to measure out the exact dose, ask at the pharmacy for one. Prescriptions from this office will now reflect this change.
Some parents have concerns about the HPV vaccine, one of them being that an adolescent will get the idea they are protected from all STD’s and they can become sexually active sooner rather than later. Studies consistently show this is not the case. HPV vaccine prevents cancer and is one of the most important immunizations. It is as safe as any other vaccine and we strongly recommend it.
Bexsero is a new vaccine to prevent a kind of meningitis. It is recommended for kids with deficiencies of immune function, and suggested for college freshmen who will live in a dorm.
Other healthy adolescents may also receive it. Because it’s a new vaccine, parents should check with their insurance for coverage.