UPDATED OCTOBER 2014: Our health and wellness guide to Westchester County, NY, features everything you need to keep you family healthy, including Westchester pediatricians and doctors, dentists, hospitals and medical centers, fitness centers and programs, and more.
Located at Palisades Center, 1282 Palisades Center Drive, First Floor, West Nyack
Billy Beez’s 26,000-square-foot, indoor playground is filled with colorful murals, whimsical characters, and giant play structures, built around a maze of dizzyingly high and wildly twisting slides. There are dozens of activities inside the playground that encourage physical, mental, and social development through play…all with no video games or TVs! Great for open play, birthday parties, and groups, as well as weekly Mommy & Me, sports classes, and drop-off programs.” For more information, please email Cynthia Simo at [email protected]
BLYTHEDALE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
95 Bradhurst Ave., Valhalla
Email [email protected]
Blythedale is New York State's only independent, specialty children's hospital. Our caring, highly specialized staff is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of children with complex medical illnesses and conditions. Our board-certified physicians, experienced nurses, and supporting clinicians work with families to provide individualized and intensive, and innovative medical and therapeutic care. Together with specialized school curricula and family support services, we help children achieve their rehabilitative goals and return to their communities. For more information, please contact director of social work and care coordination services, Susan Murray, LCSW.
BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS
612 Corporate Way (off Route 303), Valley Cottage
310 Michael Drive, Syosset
Email [email protected]
Bounce! offers the opportunity to play sports, have fun, and get fit on enormous courts of interconnected trampolines. Guests can enjoy open jump time, trampoline dodgeball, slam-dunk basketball on our new dual lanes, foam-pit jumping, and a fun arcade. We also have private party rooms, a Wi-Fi lounge, healthy-food vending machines and snack bar, and a separate Bounce! Jr. Zone for kids ages 5 and younger. Ask us about Toddler Time! School, camp, and group trips welcome. Fundraising opportunities are available.
BRAIN BALANCE ACHIEVEMENT CENTER OF NORWALK
15 Cross St., Norwalk
49 W. Allendale Ave.
Allendale, NJ 07401
At Brain Balance Achievement Centers, we don’t just work with a child’s strengths or provide strategies to compensate for a weakness. We tackle your child’s learning, behavioral, or developmental challenge head-on by addressing the core issues at the most fundamental level. We integrate cognitive, sensorimotor, and nutritional training into a unique, drug-free, whole-child approach that goes beyond the symptoms to address root causes. Call our center today to learn more or schedule a comprehensive assessment.
BRIARCLIFF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
325 S. Highland Ave., Briarcliff Manor
The most amazing laser technology in our office has changed the way your children receive dental care. No more shots! No prolonged, high-pitched sounds and vibrations of the drill! Cavities can now be treated with such ease in no time. Treating tongue-ties and lip-ties with the laser have helped many moms who have difficulty with breastfeeding. We now have extended hours and accept most major insurances. Please call for a free consult.
52 Garrigan Ave., Thrnwood
Email [email protected]
Child•cor is a children’s wellness program that combines yoga, dramatic arts, and creative meditative practices to build confidence and promote well-being for children. The program aims to provide child participants with the tools and strategies needed to manage stress and foster an improved sense of self at a young age. Child•cor "journeys" run every four weeks on Saturdays, from 10am-12pm, and after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5pm. Join our journey!
ERICA FISH, D.M.D./ME SMILES DENTAL, PC
280 N. Central Park Ave., Suite 430, Hartsdale
ME Smiles Dental focuses on prevention and early treatment of dental disease in a positive, trusting environment. We want you to feel good about dental visits and establish habits for a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles. Dr. Erica Fish cares for children and individuals with special needs. She treats every child as she would her own, ensuring positive experiences. Dr. Michael Fish provides general and cosmetic dentistry for adults within the same relaxed and comfortable environment. We are a “dental home” for our families, providing support in every aspect of oral health.
As the New York State Catholic Health Plan, Fidelis Care offers quality, affordable coverage for children and adults of all ages and at all stages of life, including products available through New York State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace. With more than 900,000 members in 59 counties 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 (888-343-3547) or visit fideliscare.org.
GYMCATS GYMNASTICS AND BIRTHDAY PARTY CENTER
1 Odell Plaza at Equalize Fitness, Yonkers
GymCats Gymnastics is located within Equalize Fitness Club, giving GymCats so much more to offer its students and parents. While children learn the skills and confidence they need for many of life's challenges, parents get to exercise in a world-class fitness facility. Exciting gymnastics classes are offered for children, ages 20 months and older, including Mom and Me classes, Tiny Cat classes, toddler open gym, cheerleading groups, private tumbling lessons, summer camp, holiday camps, and birthday parties. Contact GymCats for more information on how to get started!
HARTSDALE FAMILY EYECARE
221 E. Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale
Children often have 20/20 eyesight, but other visual problems can interfere with learning and sports performance. Most schools test distance eyesight, but vision problems affecting performance go undetected. Your child may be a candidate for Orthokeratology, a non-surgical eye treatment using specially designed lenses to gently reshape the cornea during sleep, which evidence shows may stop nearsightedness from progressing! Featured on ABC News, Dr. Schwartz has years of experience treating children. Warning signs include avoiding reading, poor comprehension, and re-reading words and lines. Dr. Schwartz can determine if visual problems exist, customizing treatment.
HUDSON HEALTH PLAN
303 S. Broadway, Suite 321, Tarrytown
Good news! No family earns too much to qualify for New York State’s Child Health Plus insurance. Hudson Health Plan is a proud member of the MVP Health Care Family of Companies. We offer comprehensive medical and dental care from the area’s leading doctors and hospitals, and have received the highest ratings in customer satisfaction in the Hudson Valley since 2003. MVP Health Care and Hudson Health Plan are committed to strengthening and expanding access to quality health care in New York State. Call us at 1-800-339-4557 to enroll in free and low-cost insurance programs for children and adults.
151 Crotona Ave., Harrison
ISG Gymnastics, serving the community for more than 35 years, is a family-run business where the kids come first! Classes for children, ages 10 months through high school. Ongoing registration. Birthday parties available. Girls' team and camps. Call for information and start your child toward a healthy future today.
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for 33 years! Their step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. From the tiniest tumblers to advanced gymnasts (ages 9 months to 12 years), there is something for everyone. They offer parent/child gym classes, gymnastics (ages 3-12 years), pre-school alternative, Music Together, summer and holiday break camps, free playtime and perks for members, play groups, private lessons, and the best birthday parties ever.
THE LICE LADY OF WESTCHESTER
Email [email protected]
Anna Albano Krosche, The Lice Lady of Westchester, is a natural lice and nit removal specialist. Since 1998, she has eradicated lice and nits from thousands of children and their families with her all natural, chemical-free lice removal technique. After experiencing the frustration of head lice with her own children 15 years ago, it became clear to Anna there was a great need for someone to help. Salon visits or in-home head lice removal appointments are available. She is highly recommended by her clients, school nurses, and pediatricians throughout Westchester.
THE LITTLE GYM
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
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.
MARIA FARERI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
100 Woods Road, Valhalla
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center is the children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley. It is the hospital that will care for a child you love if he or she is seriously ill or injured. Parents from Saugerties to Scarsdale and beyond bring their kids to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital for life-changing and lifesaving care such as open-heart surgery, brain surgery, organ transplants, burn care, cancer treatments, and much, much more. Its clinical expertise is matched only by its supportive, healing environment that gets the whole family feeling better.
ONTRACK SPORT CENTER
29 S. Depot Plaza, Tarrytown
OnTrack Sport Center is a 26,000-square-foot indoor sports facility, offering recreation, training, and competitive programs in soccer, lacrosse, and baseball to athletes of all ages. Fall and winter programs are now available on our website. Try our indoor boot camp co-sponsored by the Tarrytown YMCA every Wednesday morning. Celebrate your child's next birthday at OnTrack with one of our spectacular sports party packages. Voted 2009 Best of Westchester: Indoor Sports Center.
DR. SATISH PAI D.D.S., M.S., MPH
667 Stoneleigh Ave., Suite 207, Carmel
Dr. Satish Pai is assistant professor of dental medicine within the Division of Orthodontics at Columbia University in New York City, and has been a dedicated teacher at Columbia University for 12 years. Dr. Pai completed his Master of Science in Orthodontics, and received his doctor of dental surgery from Columbia University. He has received numerous awards in orthodontics, including the Ernest Haas Scholarship for academic achievement in orthodontics. Dr. Pai is a premier Invisalign® and Damon braces provider. His office participates in most insurance plans and offers after-school and Saturday appointments.
PHELPS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL CENTER
701 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow
Phelps Memorial Hospital offers one of the broadest ranges of hospital services in Westchester. Patients benefit from distinguished physicians, many of whom are pioneers in their fields and offer the most advanced procedures using the latest technology. The family-centered, maternal-child unit has one of the lowest Cesarean rates in the region. The Department of Health has recognized Phelps as among the top 10 hospitals in New York with the highest percentage of mothers who exclusively breastfeed their newborns. The emergency department features all private rooms.
100 Playland Parkway, Rye
Our Learn to Skate program is designed for health and fitness, and is available for all skill levels, for ages 3 to 103. A popular choice among parents who understand the importance of exercise and stimulation for their children’s well being, adults, too, will benefit through gains in strength, flexibility, and cardio vascular fitness. The best part is kids and grown ups get in shape while having fun!
PM PEDIATRICS - WESTCHESTER
620 E. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck
Spring Valley Opening Winter 2014!
PM Pediatrics is an alternative to the ER when your pediatrician’s office is closed. Open until 12am, 365 days a year, for patients age 21 and younger. We treat asthma, fever, stomach distress, infections, fractures, wounds requiring stitches, and more. Our doctors and nurses are specially trained in pediatric emergency medicine; our on-site X-ray, lab, and rapid tests allow for immediate results. Our child-friendly locations have short wait times and we accept most insurance plans.
SENSORY STEPPING STONES
83 S. Bedford Road, Suite 201, Mt. Kisco
Sensory Stepping Stones is an intensive, drug-free, therapeutic clinic focusing on improving sensory processing skills and developmental learning abilities to meet the needs of children through adults. We offer a comprehensive assessment to determine the specific areas that require intervention, then develop personalized treatment programs for each individual. We provide a variety of traditional and innovative treatment programs in the hopes of creating opportunities for individuals and families to reach their full potential.
SOLARIS SPORTS CLUBS
Solaris Sports Club
201 Veterans Road, Yorktown Heights
Solaris Sport & Racquet Club
5 Browns Lane, Hawthorne
Tennis is a great way to exercise, meet new friends, enjoy competition, and have fun! Solaris Sports Clubs offer 10 and under tennis instructional programs with smaller courts, shorter racquets, and balls that bounce lower, making it easier for kids to play the game and develop a love for the sport right from the start! Many days and times to choose from. Call and register today!
SPORT CLIPS HARTSDALE
417 N Central Park Ave. (Dalewood Shopping Center; in front of the Christmas Tree Shops, and between TJ Maxx & McDonald's), Hartsdale
At Sport Clips, we get it. We offer an exciting and unique barbershop-style experience for men and boys. No appointment is necessary. Get away from it all and experience the Sport Clips MVP! Enjoy a precision haircut followed by an invigorating scalp massage with Tea Tree shampoo, a classic hot, steamed towel treatment, and a relaxing neck and shoulder massage. You’ll leave feeling like a new man—and it only takes 20 minutes. Stop in today and discover what the buzz is all about!
WESTCHESTER FERTILITY & REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY
136 S. Broadway, Suite 100, White Plains
Dr Michael Blotner and his experienced staff have been dedicated to helping patients achieve the goal of having a child through state-of-the-art infertility treatment for two decades. As a solo practitioner, Dr Blotner offers truly individualized patient care. Since fertility issues can be emotionally challenging, developing close patient-doctor rapport is very important. Westchester Fertility offers a full range of fertility testing, diagnosis, and treatments, specializing in intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), and egg freezing. Dr Blotner also treats women who have had recurrent miscarriages, hormone disorders, and endometriosis.