Manhattan's Family Health & Wellness Guide

Manhattan's Family Health & Wellness Guide

February 8, 2016   |   Kids' Health  


Manhattan's Family Health & Wellness Guide

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UPDATED November 2015: 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.

BALLET CLUB (THE)
328 E. 61st St., 2nd Floor, New York
917-281-1030
Email anne@theballetclub.com

The Ballet Club is a unique program that offers professional training in a nurturing environment. It includes the Children’s Creative Dance Club Division for ages 18 months to 9 years, and the Performing Arts Pre-Professional Division for ages 7 through teens. The Ballet Club has a holistic approach to training, with an emphasis on healthy training for both the body and the mind. Classes in the Performing Arts Pre-Professional Division incorporate classical technique with a modern approach and emphasize technique, creativity, choreography, and performance.

CHELSEA PIERS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
West 23rd Street and Hudson River Park, NYC
212-336-6846

Chelsea Piers is a 28-acre sports village located along the Hudson River, offering the city’s most comprehensive selection of sports programming for children ages 12 months to 17 years. Chelsea Piers features state-of-the-art sports facilities for gymnastics, basketball, soccer, baseball, rock climbing, golf, ice-skating, dance, and hockey. Year-round programs led by outstanding coaches and instructors include after-school classes, seasonal youth leagues, summer camps, Saturday and school break holiday camps, a preschool and childcare center, and action-packed birthday parties. For more information, call or visit the website.

COMPOUNDING FACILITY (THE)
3833 Richmond Ave., Staten Island
718-227-9800

At The Compounding Facility, we truly understand that children have highly individualized needs. Beyond having their own likes and dislikes, many children have specific allergies, dietary restrictions, or other types of symptoms. Some may need medications that are sugar-free while others may need medications that are gluten-free, soy-free, dye-free, or casein-free. Your pediatrician and our compounding pharmacist can work together to create medications that will go down easier. These include effervescent drinks, lollipops, oral liquids, and topical gels. Please contact us or visit our website for more information.

CONVENT OF THE SACRED HEART, CARDINAL SWIM SCHOOL
406 E. 91st St.,
212-722-4745 x618
Email cdecaprio@cshnyc.org

Come make a splash in New York’s finest swimming pool! The Cardinal Swim School is a learn-to-swim program operating at the new Athletics and Wellness Center of the Convent of the Sacred Heart. This program offers personalized instruction to children and adults in a beautiful six-lane, 25-yard pool. Our certified staff is dedicated to water safety and learning; staff members deliver lessons through focused sessions and play-based classes. Our curriculum takes students from pre-beginners all the way to competitive conditioning.

EMPIRE TAE KWON DO
271 W. 23rd St., 2nd Floor, New York
212-645-6611
437 W. 53rd St.
212-645-5821
empire53st@gmail.com


Email empire23st@gmail.com

Empire Tae Kwon Do is a martial arts school based in Chelsea and Midtown West that provides self-defense classes for ages 3 and older. Our philosophy is to develop self-confidence through kicking and punching exercises. Our students learn about physical and mental discipline as well as the importance of staying active throughout their lives. All classes also focus on the fundamental values of respect and kindness, and of course we always make sure to have fun!

FACES LAB
246 Greene St., New York
212-992-7699

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: faceslab@nyu.edu or 212-992-7699.

FIDELIS CARE NEW YORK
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 fideliscare.org.

GILLEN BREWER SCHOOL (THE)
410 E. 92nd St., New York
212-831-3667
Email info@gillenbrewer.com

The Gillen Brewer School is dedicated to transforming the lives of young children with a wide variety of language, emotional, developmental, and learning disabilities. GBS prides itself on its mission: making a difference, one child and family at a time. GBS educates and supports students to become confident, independent, and engaged learners. A cornerstone of the school’s philosophy is that a knowledgeable and informed family is essential for each child to reach his or her full potential.

HAIR FAIRIES
1026 Sixth Ave., Suite 502, New York
212-719-5222
46 Miller St., Fairfield, CT
203-259-LICE (5423)
877-285-0069


Email info@hairfairies.com

At Hair Fairies, we provide all-natural, non-toxic, proven head lice removal products and methods. Our motto: Safe Solutions for Frantic Families! Our trained technicians manually remove head lice in our kid-friendly salons and in other settings through our mobile units. All services are 100-percent guaranteed. We have two locations in the Northeast: Midtown Manhattan and Fairfield County, CT. You can access free DIY tutorials at hairfairies.com and order the same highly effective, plant-based products used in our salons. Or call our toll-free support number: 877-285-0069.

JODI'S GYM
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
212-772-7633
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
914-244-8811

 

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!

KAUFMAN CHILDREN'S DENTAL HOSPITAL
2120 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn
718-645-1588
103 St. Marks Place, New York, 212-432-KCDH (5324)
Orthodontics, 718-645-8088


Email drkaufman@kcdh.com

Our hospital is committed to providing the highest level of dental care for children, including those with special needs. Establishing us as your child's dental home provides us opportunity to implement preventive dental health habits that will keep your child free from dental and oral disease. We focus on prevention, early detection, and treatment of dental diseases. Our goals include creating a pleasant dental experience, instilling a positive attitude toward dental care, teaching the importance of maintaining proper oral health, and fostering a lifetime of good dental health and overall well-being.

LICEXCHANGE - THE NO-LIP-SERVICE LICE SERVICE
917-657-0249
Email debrarosen@licexchange.com

LiceXchange treats head lice exclusively in the privacy of your home-as inexpensively as possible. Experienced, conscientious, and kind staff will put your children at ease-applying all the tools of the trade-without the use of pesticides! We stand by our work, as long as "active" cases with lice follow our protocol. Founder Debra L. Rosen, has been successfully caring for schools and camps throughout the tri-state region for more than 15 years. LiceXchange, “where an age-old problem gets the royal treatment.” Call 917-657-0249.

LITTLE GYM - NEW YORK (THE)
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets), Upper West Side
212-799-1225
tlgupperwestsideny.com
207 E. 94th St. (between Second and Third avenues), Upper East Side
212-787-1124
tlguppereastsideny.com
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-722-0072
tlgscarsdaleny.com
28 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, NJ
201-445-4444
tlgwaldwicknj.com

 

The Little Gym is an exercise and motor development center for children, offering gymnastic 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.

OPEN BRIGHT PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY, P.C.
1845 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., Suite #1, New York
347-292-1757
Email openbrightinfo@gmail.com

Our practice is celebrating 6 months since we’ve opened in our new location! Come see for yourself what our patients and their parents have been raving about. Everything from the soothing colors, and the spacious rooms, to the kids play area, and overall design will put you and your child at ease. Dr. Laurie and our staff are committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive oral health care for each of our patients. We specialize in treating children ages newborn to 18 years, as well as those with special needs. Come by, we look forward to meeting you!

RESEARCH FOUNDATION FOR MENTAL HYGIENE
1051 Riverside Drive, Unit #69, New York
646-774-8113
Email dmoskow@nyspi.columbia.edu

Do you constantly worry about your loved ones? Concerned about being separated from someone you care about? Find it hard to travel or sleep apart from those you are close to? Worry about harm to people you are close to? Concerned you may be too clingy? Are these symptoms interfering with your life? If you are ages 18-60, you may be eligible to participate in a research study of medication for treatment of Adult Separation Anxiety Disorder. Eligible persons will receive payment for their participation. For more information, please contact Danielle Moskow at 646-774-8113 or dmoskow@nyspi.columbia.edu.

SCHOOL AT PERIDANCE (THE)
126 E. 13th St., New York
212-505-0886

Looking for a fun way to keep your child healthy and fit? Come try a dance class at Peridance Capezio Center! The School at Peridance was established in 1983 and has been recognized as a pioneer in dance education within the New York dance community. Offering classes for students ranging from 18 months to 18 years, The School at Peridance features a progressive interdisciplinary approach to dance training, emphasizing a thorough understanding of various dance techniques while promoting self-expression, self-confidence, and creativity. Trial classes available! Call today to learn more: 212-505-0886.

SHUFFLES
216 W. 89th St., New York
212-580-6584, 646-295-3361
Email buddy@shufflestap.com

Get healthy this winter at Shuffles! Founding director Gail Crutchfield opened Shuffles, a Broadway tap and musical theater school, after closing her sixth Broadway show in the hopes of giving students the best possible musical theater experience. Shuffles offers theater training and tap programs for children ages 3-18. Shuffles gives students of all abilities a combination of technique, with a love for the performing arts. Shuffles mission is to provide students with a pre-professional training program that allows them to prepare for their future careers in the performing arts industry.

VILLAGE OBSTETRICS
1225 Park Ave. , New York
212-741-2229
Email info@villageob.com

Village Obstetrics™ offers a rare blend of highly sophisticated medical care and the personal touch of a small private practice. The former chairman of OB/GYN at the legendary St. Vincent’s Hospital, George Mussalli, M.D. is one of the few maternal-fetal medicine specialists who still delivers babies. Jaqueline Worth, M.D. brings more than a decade’s experience as a busy obstetrician. We believe that immediate easy access by patients to their doctors translates into the best pregnancy outcomes with the highest patient satisfaction. VOb delivers at Mount Sinai Hospital.

WEST SIDE PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
155 W. 68th St., Suite 226, Manhattan
212-580-7881
Email westsidepediatricdentistry@gmail.com

At West Side Pediatric Dentistry our goal is to provide the best dental care for infants, children, and adolescents in a child-friendly environment. We focus on preventive care to help each child have a healthy smile. We utilize the latest methods and procedures in a warm, caring, and stress-free environment. For patients who experience difficulty during dental procedures we offer nitrous oxide anesthesia and IV sedation with a pediatric anesthesiologist in our office. We serve infants, children, adolescent, and patients with special needs in New York City and surrounding areas.




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