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
NEW OFFICE NOW OPEN IN KALKASKA
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!
A confirmed case of measles has been identified in Grand Traverse County. Please see the following CDC document for more information on measles. We are following the CDC and MDCH guidelines which do NOT recommend early vaccination for measles unless the family is traveling outside of the United States. Should MDCH change their recomendations, we will update you with that information. We have been preparing for this possibility at Kids Creek for the last several months and have many safegaurds in place to protect all of our patients. We stronly urge any parents who have previoously waived the MMR vaccine for their child to call and schedule an appointment for immunization as soon as possible. Please call our office with any questions or concerns. Our phones are very busy due to the concern about measles, but we will do our best to answer any questions.
Meet KCCC’s Care Manager, Lynn Bryant
Lynn has a Master’s degree in social work and over 12 years of experience working with children and families in our community. We are happy to have her as a member of the Kids Creek Children’s Clinic care team!
Lynn received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Ferris State University and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. She has a wealth of experience working with children and adolescents struggling with ADHD, depression, and anxiety. In addition, Lynn is experienced in all aspects of behavior management including motivational strategies for healthy lifestyles.
Lynn is trained in PMTO, a program that helps parents learn skills to effectively deal with their children’s behavioral problems, including those associated with ADHD; and has also used the Love and Logic parenting program extensively.
Lynn’s core belief is that ‘People are people and problems are problems’ meaning that together people learn to solve problems to the best of their ability to bring change to their lives.
We are now giving Flu vaccines. Please call to schedule your appointment
SCREEN TWEENS/ INCREASED SCREEN TIME DRAINS DEVELOPING MINDS
Look at this great article by one of our own!
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.
KINDERGARTEN ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
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
This link will take you to your childs patient portal login screen. Call 231-935-0555 for further assistance.
Prescription Refill Request
View the KidsDoc Symptom Checker from HealthyChildren.org Follow this link for Tylenol, Motrin or Benadryl dosing information.
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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