Welcome To Kids Creek
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 addition of 2 new providers to our office. Kimberly Hegewald M.D. and Kristina Lishawa M.D. Dr.Hegewald joined us at Kids Creek on Wednesday 10/8/2014. Dr Lishawa began working with us on a fill in basis this past summer and now is a permanent member of our team! Both are accepting new patients..
Dr. Kimberly Hegewald Dr . Kristina Lishawa
And wishing a happy retirement after 35 years to
Dr. Michael Eldredge MD.
The expectant parent classes will resume in September. Individual meet and greet appointments are available with our providers.
Please call 231-935-0555 to schedule.
New 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.
NEW KINDERGARTEN ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
A recently enacted 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 December 1st to be eligible for enrollment to kindergarten. New legislation will change the “cut‐off” date and will be gradually phased‐in over three years; changing the requirement by one month each year. The changes will be implemented in the following manner:
For the 2015‐2016 school year (and beyond), children must be five years old by September 1st.
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:
If the child resides in the school district, the waiver must be submitted to the school district no later than June 1st before the beginning of the school year.
If the child becomes a resident of the school district after June 1st, the waiver must be submitted to the school district no later than August 1st before the beginning of the school year.
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.
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