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About the Cottage Children's Medical Center

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Find a Pediatrician

Go to our Cottage Children's Medical Center physician directory to find out more about pediatric services at CCMC, or ask your primary care provider for a referral.

Contact a Pediatric Specialist

Children and families benefit from receiving consistent, top-quality, evidence-based care as close to home as possible. That’s exactly what you’ll get when you choose the extensive children’s health care services at Cottage Health on California’s Central Coast.

Pediatric Specialists Deliver Individualized Care

From preventive checkups to treatment for complex injuries and congenital conditions, you’ll find comprehensive, individualized and compassionate care delivered by extensively trained and nationally recognized pediatric specialists. You can trust us to treat a wide range of health conditions affecting children, including:

Full Spectrum of Pediatric Services

Rely on Cottage Children's Medical Center for all the services you need to help your child get healthy and stay well, such as:

Collaborative, Family-Centered Approach

At Cottage Children's Medical Center, you’ll work directly with your child’s doctor and medical team, who discuss your child’s situation every day. You also benefit from our dedicated pediatric staff who focus only on children, which means you’re assured of reliable care tailored specifically to your child’s needs. Their many years of experience and compassionate service mean you receive personal attention and the best possible outcome for your child. In addition to pediatric physicians, members of your child’s care team may include:

  • Child life specialist – Helps your child prepare for and cope with medical procedures and side effects
  • Pediatric case management
  • Pediatric critical care physicians, or intensivists - Refers you to pediatric oncologists and communicates directly with them throughout your child’s treatment
  • Pediatric registered dietitian – Plans healthy meals and counsels your family on nutrition
  • Pediatric occupational therapists
  • Pediatric physical therapists
  • Pediatric respiratory therapists
  • Pediatric social workers - Offers counseling and referrals to community resources

Stay With Your Child Overnight

Keeping your family together during your child’s medical treatment can be a challenge. That’s why we encourage you to stay overnight with your child at Cottage Children's Medical Center. You’ll often find space in our Acute Pediatric Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) or in our first-come, first-served Little Cottages. Ask your Cottage Health pediatric care team for more information.

Language Interpretation Services

Interpreter services are available if you prefer to communicate with your health care team in a language other than English. Take advantage of in-person, video remote, or telephonic interpreter services available to you free of charge.

Community-Focused Benefits

Cottage Children's Medical Center belongs to Children's Hospital Association (CHA), California Children's Services, Vermont Oxford Network and Children’s Miracle Network—an alliance of 170 premier children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada. As a nonprofit medical center, Cottage Children's Medical Center continues to invest in the expertise, technology and facilities that ensure the good health of every child in the communities we serve throughout central California.

CCMC Construction Tour

Cottage Children's Medical Center - Construction Tour Video

Cottage Children's Medical Center Medical Director, Steven Barkley, MD, and Clinical Manager, Jennifer Ferrick, take viewers on a sneak peek at the new unit.

Go Behind-the-Scenes

Dreams Made Real - Jared's Story of Resilience

Cottage Children's Medical Center - Jared

Jared was born at 26 weeks and weighed just 1 lb. 12 oz. 18 years later, he's graduated high school, become an Eagle Scout and he looks forward to following his dreams wherever they may lead.

Watch Jared's Amazing Story


CCMC Video Gallery

Watch videos of real Cottage Children's Medical Center (CCMC) patients, to learn more about the comprehensive services we have available.

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