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. In addition, we are the only pediatric provider in the area that accepts TriCare, for families of Armed Forces members, and we feel privileged to serve them.
3065 Porter St,
Soquel, CA 95073
Phone: 831.462.KIDZ (5439)
Insurance billing: 831.462.3429
*Note we don't have a receptionist on Saturdays
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.
Influenza continues to circulate in the community. We recommend flu vaccine for everyone since flu season may continue into April. The vaccine can either be an injection or for kids over age 2 years, a nasal spray. Influenza vaccine is recommended for all children over 6 months age. It’s especially important for kids with any chronic illnesses (diabetes, asthma) and for family members (plus grandparents and other caregivers) when there’s an infant present in the home. And yes, the current vaccine includes the H1N1 strain, the predominant strain circulating. Here is the latest update from the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/news/flu-severity-rises.htm. Call us for an appointment right away.
Several cases of viral infection causing paralysis have occurred in California children in the past few years. In 2 cases, enterovirus 68 was detected. This is not the polio virus, but they are related. In general, enteroviruses cause either no symptoms or mild symptoms (fever, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, or sometimes cold symptoms) in the vast majority of infections. In very rare cases weakness or paralysis may happen. Unlike the poliovirus, there are no vaccines for these viruses. The best advice is always good handwashing, and avoiding contact with anyone who is ill. There haven’t been any cases of paralysis in Santa Cruz County. FYI, there haven’t been any cases of polio in the U.S. for the last 30 years. This is because of the polio vaccine. Make sure your kids are up to date for this.
Measles is on the increase in the U.S. and was recently reported in Santa Cruz County. Make sure your kids are immunized with MMR for this potentially serious illness. Read this: Click here
There were at least 48,000 cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in the U.S. last year, the highest total since the 1950’s. And that’s just reported cases; undoubtedly there were many more that went unreported. In 2014, California cases are climbing, including Santa Cruz County. Check with us to find out if your kids are up to date with DaPT or Tdap vaccine.
Here’s a great article about why we’re much healthier than we used to be: Click here
Do you have a shy child? Check out this recent article: Click here
Check out this graphic showing vaccine-preventable diseases worldwide: Click here