Keep your child healthy and happy with our guide to health resources in New York City>
UPDATED December 2018: If you’re on the search to find a new doctor or dentist for your child in Manhattan, you’ve come to the right place. After all, in a city full of opportunities to catch germs, it’s important to keep your kids healthy by getting them preventative health care. We searched the city for the best family doctors, pediatricians, and health centers in Manhattan, including pediatricians, dentists, fitness centers, sports programs, orthodontists, health insurance providers, and head lice removal services. These health and wellness providers are located throughout New York City, including locations on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Harlem, Midtown, East Village, West Village, Chelsea, Lower Manhattan, Soho, and Battery Park City.
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AFFINITY HEALTH PLAN
For more than 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.
ALLIED PHYSICIANS GROUP
3 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville
The more than 120 physicians that comprise Allied Physicians Group are among the top pediatricians throughout Long Island, New York City, Westchester County, the Hudson Valley, and beyond. When you bring your children to an Allied pediatric practice, you know they are getting the very best care. Our doctors have access to resources, technology, and support that other, stand-alone pediatric practices simply cannot offer. Our doctors have more time for what matters most-you and your child! For more information, visit alliedphysiciansgroup.com or call us at 866-621-2769.
ASPHALT GREEN SUMMER DAY CAMP
Upper East Side and Battery Park City,
Upper East Side, 555 E. 90th St.
Battery Park City
212 North End Ave. (at Murray Street)
Asphalt Green Summer Day Camp builds character, confidence, and community. Our core camp values are focal points of every activity, creating a safe and healthy space for children to learn and grow. Whether playing sports, doing arts and crafts, or swimming, we encourage campers to be mindful of their actions. Children take the life lessons they learn at camp and apply them to school, sports, and social settings. Our state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor facilities combined with world-class instruction create the ultimate experience. Rich with 30 years of spirit and tradition, you are part of something special at Asphalt Green Summer Day Camp.
CHELSEA PIERS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
West 23rd Street and Hudson River Park, Manhattan
Field House Registration Desk: 212-336-6500 x6520 Camps: 212-336-6846
Located along the Hudson River, Chelsea Piers is a 28-acre sports village that offers NYC’s biggest and most flexible summer camp program! For 22 summers, athletes of all ages have enjoyed the most dynamic sports curriculum available. With up to 11 weeks and 15 sports to choose from, we have a camp for every athlete and schedule. Our coaches are dedicated year-round to provide athletes with a clean, safe, healthy, friendly, and fun environment. Transportation service from many Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods, and aftercare are available. Summer Camps run June 18-Aug. 31. Early bird pricing available through May 18.
The Creative Kitchen offers hands-on cooking classes throughout New York City, and works to foster a healthy relationship between children and food. The Creative Kitchen’s cooking classes are about more than just learning to cook. During activities, children strengthen their motor skills, self-esteem, socialization, cultural understanding, teamwork, independence, and personal responsibility. Cooking classes also enhance other traditional disciplines, such as reading, mathematics, science, social sciences, nutrition, music, art, history, and geography. The Creative Kitchen’s tried-and-true fruit, vegetable, and whole grain-based recipes and lesson plans have been developed and implemented since 1999.
Modern Dance classes with Ellen Robbins do what dance is supposed to do: train bodies, enrich minds, and set imaginations free. 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 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 ellenrobbinsdance.com.
JCC MANHATTAN SUMMER CAMPS
Your summer of healthy adventure awaits at Camp Settoga! Nestled in the foothills of Harriman State Park, JCC Manhattan celebrates day camp excellence in a brand new, state-of-the art, 21-acre home. It's everything you've come to expect from the JCC, with enriching and engaging programs in the arts, the Red Cross Learn to Swim Program, an adventure course, sports, and outdoor cooking! For information, please call the camp office at 646-505-4430 or email Genna Singer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LICEXCHANGE - THE NO-LIP-SERVICE LICE SERVICE
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.
At Martial Arts Family Studio we offer one-stop fitness, after-school, martial arts, and toddler care. Our morning classes offer a toddler separation option for mothers to train while their toddlers participate in a music activity in an adjacent room. Martial Arts in our after-school program teaches kids self-defense, self-esteem, discipline, and instills respect for others through taekwondo and kali. Evening offerings include kali self-defense and real fighting method for teens and adults. We provide the joy of training together, under the guidance of qualified instructors.
A private, affordable chef for your baby. Feeding your baby can be stressful and take up a lot of time. Our chefs are here to help guide you and show you how easy it is to cook healthy meals for your baby. Let our chefs come teach you or your caregiver, or hire us to do all the work. Get your baby on the right track to becoming a lifelong healthy eater. Email us to get started and check out our Instagram.