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Welcome

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.

Emergencies

Insurance

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.

Contact Us

Suite 104
3065 Porter St,
Soquel, CA 95073

Phone: 831.462.KIDZ (5439)
Fax: 831.462.0326
Email: healthykidzdoc@gmail.com
Insurance billing: 831.462.3429

Hours

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT*
Open 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Close 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m.

*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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How to reach us after hours

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.

What's New

Influenza season seems to be coming to a close thankfully. However a bad cough is now going around. Call us for an appointment if your child has a bad cough, labored breathing, or a cough that isn’t going away after 7-10 days.

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.

Some pediatricians won’t accept families into their practice if the parents refuse vaccinations. Is this ethical? Read more

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