Manhattan's Family Health & Wellness Guide

Manhattan's Family Health & Wellness Guide

June 12, 2017   |   Kids' Health  

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UPDATED June 2017: A guide to family doctors, pediatricians, and health centers in Manhattan, including the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Harlem, Midtown, East Village, West Village, Chelsea, Lower Manhattan, SoHo, and beyond. You'll also find dentists and orthodontists, hospitals and medical centers, therapists, and more.

Fitness Programs

1720 Crotona Ave., Bronx

The Cary Leeds Center offers a tennis curriculum for players ages 4-18 with all skill levels. Depending on your child’s age and ability, we offer a full range of programs: 10U Pathway aims to develop the whole player, athletically, mentally, tactically, and technically from the beginning; Junior Pathway Program aims to develop the necessary tennis technique, improve consistency, and create basic patterns of play for effective point construction; Tournament Team-by invitation only. Evaluations are based on on-court skills and point situations. Applicants must be evaluated for proper placement in all programs.

154 E. 64th St., New York

Dance Workshop is a warm and inviting space for youth to enjoy and learn the art of dance. It is a unique studio where you will find classes in a variety of dance styles and movement disciplines taught by experienced, talented, and compassionate instructors. Dance Workshop offers classes in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, pointe, hip-hop, modern, contemporary, musical theatre, and acro to children age 2 through adults. Class sizes are small, offered six days a week, both private and group lessons. Professional end-of-year performance!

Three Locations: Soho, Chelsea, and PMT Studio at 14th Street and Sixth Avenue , New York

Modern Dance classes with Ellen Robbins do what dance is supposed to do: train their bodies, enrich their minds, and set free their imaginations. Ellen’s classes include technique, improvisation, and composition—the natural outcome of which is performance. At year’s end, students present their own solo compositions and participate in a group work choreographed by Ellen. Each child’s unique talent and personality shine through. Register now for fall classes with New York’s most acclaimed modern dance teacher for children ages 5 through teens. Soho, Union Square, and Chelsea areas. Call 212-254-0286 or visit

244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco

Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for 34 years! Its step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. From the tiniest tumblers to advanced gymnasts (up to 12 years), there is something for everyone. It offers parent-child gym classes, gymnastics (ages 3-12), Ninja Challenge, preschool alternative, summer and holiday break camps, free playtime and perks for members, Music for Aardvarks, play groups, private lessons, and the best birthday parties!

777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
NY address first for BAP
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets)
Upper West Side, Manhattan
207 E. 94th St. (between Second and Third avenues)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
28 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, NJ

The Little Gym is an exercise and motor development center offering gymnastics classes, sports skills development, dance, cheerleading, and karate classes for children ages 4 months to 12 years, in a loving, non-competitive environment. Qualified instructors implement programs designed to build self-esteem and confidence. An emphasis on music and fun encourages both physical and emotional growth. The Little Gym also offers summer camp, holiday camp, Parent Survival Night, and Awesome Birthday Bashes.

19 Murray St., #4, New York

Your child will greatly benefit from this joyous, healthy approach to dance. A unique dance experience, combining ballet with modern dance innovations, offering a well-rounded and seriously fun dance education. The focus of Modern Ballet class is on strong technique, positive body awareness, and expanding creativity. Choreography students make dances they present in recitals. Classes are taught in our peaceful, lovely Tribeca loft studio by highly-experienced, inspired professional dancers whose enthusiasm and love of dance is infectious. Performance opportunities for older students. Adult and professional programs too!

at Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse Building C, Bronx
917-902 -3184

swim swim swim I SAY is your upper Manhattan home for tots, children, adults, fear of water students, students with special needs (including autistic individuals), home pool instruction, pool parties, and stroke correction swimming lessons. Classes are located two-five minutes from Manhattan at Hostos Community College.


This year marks the 21st anniversary of The Yorkville Nutcracker, set in 1895 turn-of-the-century New York. Dances Patrelle's classic production takes the audience on a tour through Olde New York’s most beloved landmarks, including a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Gardens, and ice skating in Central Park. The Yorkville Nutcracker provides an opportunity for young dancers to perform alongside professional artists, which this year includes Abi Stafford, Adrain Danchig-Waring, Maximillien Baud, and Therese Wendler.



For almost 30 years, Affinity Health Plan has been offering New York state-sponsored free or low-cost health coverage to New Yorkers who have Medicaid or no health insurance at all. Building on this unparalleled success, we added Medicare Advantage to seniors and dual eligible. Our managed care programs meet the need for coverage among people who are "underserved," those who may find it hard to get health care for different reasons such as language barriers, social and economic status, or other factors.

246 Greene St., New York

Is your child overactive or very distracted? Does your child have trouble listening and following instructions? Have an inability to focus? You may be interested in our free evaluation and non-medication treatment research study. The research study is evaluating whether a computerized brain training program will improve academic achievement, social skills, family functioning, and symptoms of attention-deficit, hyperactivity disorder. To be eligible, the parent and child must be fluent in English, must have a computer with internet access at home, and the child must be diagnosed with ADHD in our lab. Contact: or 212-992-7699.

888-FIDELIS (343-3547)

Fidelis Care offers free or low-cost health insurance coverage for children and adults of all ages and at all stages of life, including products available through NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace. With more than 1.3 million members statewide, Fidelis Care was founded on the belief that all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health insurance. For more information, call Fidelis Care at 888-FIDELIS (343-3547), or visit

535 E. 70th St., New York

Parents seeking the best orthopedic care for their children can visit the No. 1 hospital in the country for orthopedics. Hospital for Special Surgery’s (HSS) Lerner Children’s Pavilion, a “hospital within a hospital,” provides one-stop care for children with bone and muscle conditions. Doctors, nurses, radiologists, and anesthesiologists at HSS have a dedicated focus on children from infants to teens, coupled with a deep understanding of orthopedics, rheumatology, and rehabilitation. Getting the right care the first time is vital. Visiting a specialty hospital ensures that children are on the right recovery path.


Good health starts with a good but tasty diet! I offer nutritional consultations and health workshops so you can learn about the fundamentals of food and set realistic targets for the whole family. My popular pantry clean outs and healthy shopping tours are the key to understanding what you eat. You’ll be so surprised by what you can find on labels! Call me on 917-916-3743 for more details… mention Big Apple Parents and get a discount on your first consultation or package.