Westchester County's Family Health & Wellness Guide

Westchester County's Family Health & Wellness Guide

February 8, 2016   |   Kids' Health  


Westchester County's Family Health & Wellness Guide

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UPDATED November 2015: A guide to healthcare professionals and services in Westchester County, NY, featuring a list of family doctors and pediatricians, hospitals and medical centers, fitness centers, dentists and orthodontists, and more in Mamaroneck, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Peekskill, Rye, Scarsdale, White Plains, Yonkers, and beyond.

A DANCE STUDIO
2094 Boston Post Road, Larchmont
914-834-2432
Email gsavanello@excite.com

When choosing a dance school, look for professionalism, quality, and experience. A Dance Studio satisfies these standards of excellence. We offer classes in jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, preschool, and yoga. Dance birthday parties are a big hit. You’ll like the friendly way you are treated and will appreciate the great feelings of accomplishment and fun that dancing provides. Director, Yvonne Karas Rosenberg, invites you to join our family, where all of our students are important to us.

A KIND OF MAGIC MASSAGE THERAPY
7-11 Legion Drive, Valhalla
914-437-5544
Email akindofmagicmassage@hotmail.com

A Kind of Magic Massage Therapy offers a range of massage and healing therapy services for men, women, and children. The massages and healing sessions are custom tailored to meet each individual's unique needs. Cybele has over 11 years of hands-on experience and has deep knowledge of how the body functions and how to heal the things that ail you.

BALLET MUSCLE
10 South Division St., Ring Buzzer #8, New Rochelle
914-365-1862
Email balletmuscle@gmail.com

Ballet Muscle is a professional ballet studio that also offers fitness classes. While the two disciplines work hand in hand, they are handled separately. All ballet and fitness classes are conducted as Peter was taught at the School of American Ballet. We teach you how to build strong and elongated muscles. Ballet Muscle instructors are professional ballet dancers. We understand how important it is to be safe while exercising, which is why we make injury prevention our top priority. We offer an array of classes that will teach you to balance your mind and body. Let Ballet Muscle be your sanctuary.

BASF
914-785-2200
Email tarrytownctc@basf.com

Sign up to Become a Panelist. Would you like to help advance science in skincare, cosmetics, personal and home care, and test cutting edge products? Are you interested in a visit to the Westchester area where shopping and dining opportunities are abundant? Only 20 minutes away from New York City! TCTC Needs You! We are actively seeking men and women ages 18-65 to participate in our studies. As a panelist, you will be paid to participate. To sign up, call us at 914-785-2200 or email us at tarrytownctc@basf.com to make an appointment. We will ask you to come to our facility.

BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS
612 Corporate Way (off Route 303), Valley Cottage
845-268-4000
facebook.com/bouncetrampolinesports
twitter.com/bouncesport


Email info@bounceonit.com

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.

BRIARCLIFF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
325 S. Highland Ave., Briarcliff Manor
914-762-4151

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.

BROADWAY TRAINING CENTER
10 Washington Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson
914-478-7065
Email development@broadwaytraining.com

Broadway Training Center recently won multiple National Youth Arts Awards, including Best Theatre Classes by Westchester Magazine, Top 5 Dance Studio by Westchester Family, and the Top 10 Best Places to Send your Kids, by Kids Out & About! This premiere performing arts school provides year-long training in acting, voice, dance, and musical theater performance programs for grades K-12 and adults. We provide a fun and healthy environment focusing on the joy of accomplishment and the enrichment of personal expression through classroom and performance work.

CARING FOR KIDS
140 Lockwood Ave., Suite 315, New Rochelle
914-355-2265
Email caringpediatricdentistry@gmail.com

Dr. Ivis Getz, a board-certified pediatric dentist, is committed to providing the highest quality dental care to infants, children, adolescents, and those with special needs. Dr. Getz recognizes that each child is a unique individual who deserves compassion and respect, which is evident in her friendly manner and calm demeanor. The dental team truly enjoys working with kids and will treat your child with warmth and compassion. The practice participates in many dental insurance plans and has convenient after-school and Saturday appointments available.

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AT MONTEFIORE
3415 Bainbridge Ave., Bronx
718-741-2426
Email eggdonate@gmail.com

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) has offices in Westchester, including surgical neuro-oncology in Scarsdale, and pediatric cardiology at WestMed in Yonkers. CHAM is consistently recognized among the top hospitals nationally by U.S. News & World Report, and is a recognized leader in the areas of cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, gastroenterology, endocrinology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, orthopaedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, urology, and surgery. CHAM’s transplant program is the second busiest in New York State, and reports one-year patient survival rates approaching 100 percent for heart, liver, and kidney. Visit cham.org/westchester.

EXCEL FITNESS CENTER LARCHMONT
2097 Palmer Ave., Larchmont
914-740-7423
Email bb3fitness@gmail.com

Tired of the gym setting? Excel Fitness Larchmont offers a variety of fitness classes in a non-gym atmosphere. Protect your body from injury in a small class, intimate, boutique style, group setting. Class size is limited to allow instructors to provide modifications to accommodate the beginner, intermediate, and advanced client. Fitness tailored to meet your needs in a small class setting. Excel specializes in Pilates, barre, and yoga with many advanced level trained instructors. Excel is the place to be!

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.

GAGA CENTER (THE) - SCARSDALE
365 Central Park Ave., (Archway Shopping Center), Scarsdale
914-368-9889
Email marcy@gagacenter.com

The Gaga Center is located at 365 Central Park Avenue in Scarsdale, New York. We offer weekly after school classes, days off from school, Open Gaga on weekends, and birthday parties! Our semester-long after school classes are one hour of pure gaga fun, and include warm-up, instruction, healthy exercise, and loads of time to play. Kids get in on the action while learning gaga and athletic skills. To learn more about The Gaga Center, please see our website.

GREEN CHIMNEYS
400 Doansburg Road, Brewster
845-279-2995
33 Clearpool Road, Carmel
845-225-8226


Green Chimneys School is designed for students who have been unsuccessful in a traditional educational environment and require a highly structured and supportive setting. An enriched curriculum on two campuses, (Brewster and Carmel), incorporates innovative and therapeutic programming in an experiential learning environment to promote academic, social, and emotional success. Serving grades K-12. School district and private referrals accepted.

GYMCATS GYMNASTICS AND BIRTHDAY PARTY CENTER
1 Odell Plaza at Equalize Fitness, Yonkers
914-965-7676

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!

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.

HARTSDALE FAMILY EYECARE
221 E. Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale
914-725-1600

Featured on ABC News, Dr. Schwartz has over 35 years experience treating children's vision. Many vision problems are often undetected during routine screenings. Warning signs include avoiding reading, poor comprehension, or re-reading words. Dr. Schwartz can determine if visual problems exist and prescribe special reading glasses, prism glasses, or vision therapy. Dr. Schwartz also prescribes special eyeglasses or contact lenses to stop vision from getting worse. Your child may be a candidate for Orthokeratology, a non-surgical eye treatment using specially designed lenses to gently correct vision during sleep.

HOUSE OF SPORTS WESTCHESTER
1 Elm St., Ardsley
914-479-5419

Health and fitness is a crucial part of all child development. The House of Sports Tots Academy is the area's leading child physical development program. It uses a variety of fun and games to delight and engage kids in physical activity, while teaching them different sports. Children ages 18 months-4 years can learn baseball, basketball, soccer, or multi-sports in a non-competitive environment that promotes fun above all else! Our spring programs are now in session, and registration is open. Call 914-479-5419 to register, or visit houseofsportsny.com for more information.

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


Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for 34 years! Their step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. They offer gymnastics (ages 3-12 years), Ninja Challenge (4-8 years), Game On! (3-5 years), parent/child gym, Music Together, summer and holiday break camps, free playtime and perks for members, private lessons, and the best birthday ever! Need transportation after school? They also bus from every Chappaqua elementary school!

KIDABILITIES
1 Skyline Drive, Suite 298, Hawthorne
914-347-5990

KidAbilities is a group of occupational, physical, and speech therapists dedicated to helping children develop physical, sensory, verbal, and social skills. Our unique approach includes cutting-edge treatment, (NDT, Sensory Integration, listening therapies, eating therapy, PROMPT, sensory diets), conducted in state-of-the-art sensory gyms and treatment areas. Skills develop and positive self-images emerge while children have fun. KidAbilities group offerings: Play Partners, a social-skills group, ‘Write, On’ (develops writing skills), Mommy, Massage Me, (classes for parents to learn how to massage their baby).

LICE LADY OF WESTCHESTER, THE
914-497-5465
Email thelicelady@aol.com

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.

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


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
914-493-7000

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, and cancer treatments. Its clinical expertise is matched only by its supportive, healing environment that gets the whole family feeling better.

MOUNT KISCO MEDICAL GROUP
90 S. Bedford Road, For more locations please visit mkmg.com , Mount Kisco
914-242-1580
Email syoung@mkmg.com

MKMG's goal is to partner with you, to ensure that your child receives the best care in a warm, friendly environment with trained professionals who know your child and family's needs. From precious newborns to teenagers, your child is always our number one concern. MKMG has several pediatric specialists to cater to your child's every need: specialties include allergy, anesthesiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, ophthalmology, and otolaryngology (ENT). Urgent Care Offices are available for pediatric and adult patients. For information on locations and hours please call 1-844-484-6564 or visit mkmg.com.

MVP HEALTH CARE AND HUDSON HEALTH PLAN
1-800-TALK-MVP (825-5687)

MVP Health Care and Hudson Health Plan are both strongly committed to our customers and to the health of our communities. By working together, we offer health plan options including New York State’s Child Health Plus, Medicaid, on and off exchange, and Medicare products that deliver great value and great customer service. Contact us to find an excellent fit for you!

NEW ROCHELLE RACQUET CLUB AT PINE BROOK FITNESS
130 Rhodes St., New Rochelle
914-636-1003

The New Rochelle Racquet Club offers the best year-round tennis instruction for the TAUT (ages 3-10), and Junior Development and Tournament Training (ages 10-17), programs which include mental and physical conditioning. We also offer adult clinics and training programs, Power Drills, Blitz!, men's and women's playing leagues, seasonal court rentals, and USTA practices on our six indoor DecoTurf II courts. Looking for a place to throw a party? Come by for a tour, call for more information, or check out our website.

ONTRACK SPORT CENTER
29 S. Depot Plaza, Tarrytown
914-909-2974

OnTrack Sport Center facilitates sports training and competitive programs for athletes throughout Westchester and Rockland Counties. Supplying two turf fields and two batting cages in our 26,000 square foot facility, conveniently located next to the Tarrytown train station. OnTrack has been selected by the New York Red Bulls to host their Regional Development School. Visit our website or like us on Facebook for our current schedule and to see the list of fall programs. Having a birthday? Celebrate your child's next birthday at OnTrack with one of our spectacular sports party packages.

PLAYLAND ICE CASINO
100 Playland Parkway, Rye
914-481-5941

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 will also benefit through gains in strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness. The best part is kids and grown-ups get in shape while having fun!

PURCHASE COLLEGE AQUATICS
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase
914-251-6546
Email christine.klint@purchase.edu

Held in our sparkling six-lane pool, the Purchase College aquatics program runs year-round and features children’s group lessons, parent and child classes, and specialty programs including adult lessons, lifeguarding, scuba certification, springboard diving, and private and semi-private lessons. All lessons are taught by certified American Red Cross instructors.

ROCKIN’ JUMP - MOUNT KISCO
333 North Bedford Road, Mount Kisco
914-743-5730
Email Info@mtk.rockinjump.com

At Rockin’ Jump, we believe exercise should be fun. Instead of stair climbers and weight machines we created an 18,000 square foot facility where you can soar in open jump arenas, do flips into pools of soft foam cubes, play trampoline dodgeball, and do extraordinary basketball dunks. Some trampoline fitness facts: Jumping burns three times more calories than jogging. Six minutes on a trampoline can equal one mile of jogging. Jumping puts slight stress on your bones, making them stronger. Come on down to Rockin’ Jump for fitness disguised as fun.

SENSORY STEPPING STONES
83 S. Bedford Road, Suite 201, Mt. Kisco
914-244-4101
Email mbianchini@sensorysteppingstones.com

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.

SOCIABLE KIDZ®
1600 Harrison Ave., Suite 105, Mamaroneck
914-502-3295
Email sociablekidz@sociablekidz.com

Voted "Best Social Skills Group 2013” by Westchester magazine, Sociable Kidz® provides social skills groups for children ages 4-14. The small groups ensure that your child receives individualized attention including problem-solving, sharing, taking turns, coping mechanisms, and anti-bullying techniques, using hands-on activities, games, role playing, and social stories. Check out our website for more information.

SOUTH PUTNAM ANIMAL HOSPITAL
230b Baldwin Place Road, Mahopac
845-628-1834
Email spahmgr@aol.com

South Putnam Animal Hospital has provided animal health care services to our community for the past 30 years. Our hospital mission is to provide the best possible care to animals while educating our clients as to the proper care of their pets. Our five veterinarians and our staff are experienced, compassionate professionals who truly care for your pet's health as well as the needs of the pet owner. We offer comprehensive preventative health care, dental and surgical care, laser therapy, laboratory diagnosis, behavior and nutritional counseling, and cat boarding.

STEFFI NOSSEN SCHOOL OF DANCE
216 Central Park Ave., White Plains
914-328-1900

Since 1937, Steffi Nossen is Westchester’s dance destination! Voted “Best Dance Classes” in 2011 and 2012 Westchester magazine. Experience the joy and health benefits of dance with our warm and enthusiastic faculty. Adaptive dance classes encourage children/adults with special needs to experience dance and creative activities to live music in a safe, supportive environment. Improve range of motion, gain strength and focus, make new friends, and have fun. Summer Dance programs for preschool–high school students of all levels and abilities: modern, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and special needs dance. Visit steffinossen.org for details.

STEFFI NOSSEN SCHOOL OF DANCE
216 Central Park Ave., White Plains
914-328-1900

STUDIO B DANCE CENTER
281 White Plains Road (entrance on Prospect Avenue), Eastchester
914-793-2799

Studio B offers a wide variety of classes for boys and girls, ages 2 and older. The nurturing staff have college degrees, professional performance experience, or certification in early childhood dance education. Convenient class schedules allow parents to bring siblings to dance at the same time in one of three spacious studios. Pleasant waiting rooms have viewing windows and television monitors for parents to watch their children dance. Studio B is offering free trial classes December 1-20. Please call the studio for more information.

WESTCHESTER CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY SERVICES
16 Villard Ave., Hastings
914-476-7662

WESTCHESTER SKATING ACADEMY (WSA)
91 Fairview Park Drive (Route 9A), Elmsford
914-347-8232

Westchester Skating Academy: year-round, twin-rink ice skating facility. WSA programs include public skating, learn-to-skate classes, birthday parties and group events, in-house hockey leagues and clinics, and more specialty programs. Don’t forget the health benefits of ice skating! You can achieve a superior cardiovascular workout, increase your endurance, tone your muscles, and enhance your mental fitness, while increasing your self-confidence and exercising your overall mental control.

WESTCHESTER THERAPY SOLUTIONS - OCCUPATIONAL, PHYSICAL & SPEECH THERAPY, PLLC
690 N. Broadway, Suite GL3,, White Plains
914-686-3116 x4

Westchester Therapy Solutions (formerly Donna Klein & Associates) provides Occupational, Physical, and Speech-Language Therapy, for children from birth through young adulthood throughout Westchester-since 1990. With an excellent reputation and the highest quality of dedication to maximizing a child's functioning, therapy is provided in their White Plains state-of-the-art gym or the convenience of your child’s home, preschool, daycare center, or school district. If you are concerned about your child's development call us for a free consultation.




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