Welcome to Our Practice

Kids Creek Children's Clinic has been serving the families of the Grand Traverse region since 1961. Though the faces have changed  over the years, our mission has remained the same. Simply put, we care for our community's healthcare needs one child at a time.

At Kids Creek Children's Clinic, we are proud to offer comprehensive health care that centers on a child’s physical, emotional, and developmental well being. Our compassionate and experienced providers are all Board Certified in the specialty of Pediatrics and serve patients from infancy through early adulthood. Our entire staff welcomes the opportunity to support families as they provide healthy environments in which children can thrive as they grow.

We are pleased to offer families appointments with the provider of their choice.
Call 935-0555 for your visit today!
Accepting New Patients


We are pleased to announce the opening of our new location at 513 S. Cedar Street in Kalkaska. Call us at 231-935-0555 to schedule an appointment or with any questions!

We are now giving Flu vaccines.  Please call to schedule your appointment


Look at this great article by one of our own!

Healthy Tips for Kids From Traverse City Pediatrician

By: Dr Stephanie Galdes DO



Nasal Flu Vaccine (FluMist) Unavailable for 2017-2018

The CDC has advised against using the nasal flu vaccine (FluMist) for the 2016-2017 flu season.  Studies have shown it not to be effective over the past few flu seasons.  As a result, Kids Creek Childrens Clinic will not be providing FluMist this year.  We still strongly recommend all patients over 6 months get a yearly flu vaccine.  Parents may want to discuss this with children who are used to receiving FluMist before their visit. 


Office consent for treatment policy

In order for our clinic to deliver the best quality healthcare to your children under the age of 18, we are implementing a new policy regarding consent and access to care. Please take a moment to read it here.


 Michigan law amended the Revised School Code (MCL 380.1147), which changed the minimum age requirement for a child enrolling in kindergarten. Currently, a student must be five years old by September 1st to be eligible for enrollment to kindergarten.

Parent Waiver Option

If the child is not eligible for enrollment per the guidelines specified above and will be five years old by December 1st, the child’s parent or legal guardian can apply for a waiver to enroll their student in school. Waiver deadlines and other information are as follows:


  • When in receipt of a waiver, districts can make recommendations to the child’s parent or legal guardian, as to the child’s readiness for school, and whether or not the child should be enrolled early.

  •  Regardless of a district’s recommendation, the parent or legal guardian retains the sole discretion to enroll their child. 

For additional information, please contact your local school district.

Follow this Link for the information about vaccine waivers and school attendance

Immunization Waiver information.pdf

Prescription Refills

This link will take you to your childs patient portal login screen. Call 231-935-0555 for further assistance.

Prescription Refill Request

Sick Child?

View the KidsDoc Symptom Checker from HealthyChildren.org Follow this link for Tylenol, Motrin or Benadryl dosing information.

Symptom Checker


Choosing a pediatrician is an important and personal decision and we want you to feel at ease with the care you and your child will receive.

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Resource Center

An online resource center providing you with additional helpful information.

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About Us

We are very pleased that you have chosen to visit our website.  Browse and find helpful tools, resources, and information that will assist you in caring for your children's healthcare needs, as well as familiarizing you with Kids Creek Children's Clinic and what we have to offer.  We are proud of our dedicated team of professionals.  Whether it is a simple question or a serious illness, we are here and eager to help you meet the needs of your children.  Please take a tour of the website and feel free to call and visit our office so that we may get to know each other. Learn More...