A family health and wellness guide for Westchester County>
UPDATED December 2018: With the abundance of health care professionals and services in Westchester County, finding the right one for your family can be time consuming. So we compiled a list featuring the best family doctors and pediatricians, hospitals and medical centers, fitness centers, and dentists and orthodontists. Whether you are looking for the best in care for your kids’ dental health, mental health, or physical health and fitness, Westchester County has these pediatric specialties covered. Plus, you’ll find dentists, doctors, and therapists who specialize in special needs, such as autism, ADD, ADHD, developmental issues, and physical disabilities. In addition, Westchester provides physical fitness facilities for opportunities to promote overall wellness with sports such as dance, swimming, tennis, gymnastics, basketball, and baseball. These health care and fitness services are found throughout Westchester County with locations including Mount Kisco, Mamaroneck, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Peekskill, Tuckahoe, Rye, Scarsdale, White Plains, Yonkers, and Montrose, plus locations in nearby Rockland County and Fairfield County, CT.
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ADVANCED ENDODONTICS OF WESTCHESTER, P.L.L.C.
222 Westchester Ave. Suite 402 , White Plains
359 East Main St. Suite 3H
Here at Advanced Endodontics of Westchester, we treat each patient in a safe and comfortable manner while performing root canal therapy and endodontic microsurgery with the highest quality of care. We have a specialized sedation center to meet the needs of our patients, children and adults, including those with special needs. Some patients may require nitrous oxide during their root canal therapy while others need general anesthesia with our board-certified anesthesiologist. When you or your child need a root canal, who sees you first makes all the difference.
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.
Many children in our communities are placed in foster care due to an unhealthy environment. For the emotional and psychical well-being of a child, it’s important that children who come into care be placed in an environment where their needs can be met. Currently, Berkshire Farm Center is looking for families to open their homes and hearts to children in need. We work as a team to plan for a successful stay in foster care and to help children reach their goals of returning to a safe, healthy environment, or becoming available for adoption.
2 Overhill Road, Suite 300, Scarsdale
Dr. Blais treats her patients how she would treat her own family–with a meticulous eye and a gentle touch, informing the patients and their families of their options and progress throughout treatment. As an Ivy League trained doctor, Dr. Blais sees everything through from A to Z and enjoys becoming a part of her patients’ lives at the same time. “It is such a wonderful feeling to see progress and the huge smile that accompanies it. So exciting!” This detail-oriented care will produce stellar results that you will show off forever! Visit Dr. Blais for early interceptive orthodontics, braces, and Invisalign.
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.
GAYLE STURMER L.C.S.W.-R. CHILD, ADOLESCENT, AND ADULT PSYCHOTHERAPY, RAPID RESOLUTION THERAPY®
99 Main St., Nyack
Clear anxiety, grief, guilt, social difficulties, and feelings of being “stuck,” for both yourself and your children. Gayle Sturmer LCSW-R, uses effective, innovative approaches. She targets the problem and effects change, gently and painlessly. Even children and adults who haven’t “liked” other therapists connect with her. Change occurs deep within the mind very early on. Quick relief is always beneficial and desirable. Spending years talking with someone and reliving painful events is not. Ms. Sturmer helps people to move forward quickly, with a clear, calm mind so things work to their advantage.
The Institute for Children with Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (ICA) was founded in 2000. With offices in Riverhead, Melville, and White Plains, ICA’s mission is to provide state-of-the-science consultation directly to students, their families, and the school districts and community agencies that serve them. Presently, ICA is working with the majority of school districts on Long Island, and several in Westchester County, providing technical assistance and training to administrators, educators, and related staff. For more information, contact Eric Frantino at email@example.com, or 646-831-0378.
The JCC of Mid-Westchester offers a wide array of educational, fitness, and recreational programs, all under one roof. Visit us at jccmw.org for a full listing of classes in art, dance, music, theatre, sports training including basketball, baseball, soccer, karate and tennis, gymnastics, swim, and fitness. Classes offered include SAT, ACT, and Regents prep, infant and toddler classes, preschool, and developmental disabilities education, and after-school enrichment programs.
Dr. Penny Resnick-Graulich has been practicing children’s dentistry in Westchester for more than 25 years. Dr. Penny and her amazing staff pride themselves on making the entire dental experience a positive one for children, infants through teens, and their parents. They help anxious children feel secure during dental treatment and make every patient feel calm, confident, and comfortable, while promoting optimal oral health care. Special attention is given to those children with special medical, physical, or emotional needs. Their goal is to make your child an expert in preventative dentistry.
PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES OF SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER, P.C.
145 Huguenot St., Suite 200, New Rochelle
Pediatric Associates of Southern Westchester provides quality, comprehensive healthcare from birth to age 21. We are recognized at the highest level of distinction by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient Centered Medical Home practice. Our physicians are affiliated with Montefiore New Rochelle, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Children’s Hospital. We accommodate same-day sick visits, have extended hours weeknights, and Saturday morning hours. To learn more about our practice and physicians, please visit our website and Facebook at pasw4kids.com, and facebook.com/pasw4kids.
PREMIER ATHLETIC CLUB
2127 Albany Post Road (Route 9A) , Montrose
Premier Athletic Club, a beautiful, 70,000-sqare-foot, multi-sport facility with indoor and outdoor pools, offers a wide array of excellent children’s programming, plus lessons, clinics, and classes in swimming, tennis, racquetball, tumbling, basketball, soccer, and fitness for kids and teens. In addition, our expert and caring staff will make your children happy at our popular sports, break dancing, or swim parties, and this summer, at our sports or tennis camps. Please call or visit our website for details.
PSYCHOLOGY FOR GROWTH, P.C.
Psychology for Growth, P.C., provides comprehensive psychological evaluations of children and adolescents. Dr. Elizabeth Donovan is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist with more than 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. She is passionate about identifying your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and equipping you with knowledge and recommendations for success. Dr. Donovan has post-doctoral specialization in evaluating autism and developmental delays, learning differences, and social-emotional challenges, as well as counseling and behavior support training. Evening and weekend hours are available in Harrison.
VALLEY PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY, P.C.
1557 Route 82, Hopewell Junction
3630 Hill Blvd., suite 101 Jefferson Valley
We are excited to have you join our family. Our practice is designed specifically for your child’s comfort. The open bay treatment areas, child friendly themes, and parent friendly atmosphere are designed to enhance your family’s dental experience. We take pride in caring for our community by providing high quality, conveniently accessible, compassionate oral health care in a nurturing environment. Dr. Benjamin Dancygier and team specializes in laser treatment of tongue, lip, and buccal ties to help newborn and infants overcome breastfeeding issues. Website: valleypediatricdentistry.com and phone number 914-245-7100.
If you or your child are between 6 and 40 years of age, you can play an important role in research by participating in our study to help us learn about brain development. The McPartland Lab at the Yale School of Medicine is seeking individuals with autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, or typically developing children and adults. Participants will receive a clinical evaluation and report, as well as compensation up to $350. To learn more, contact Erin MacDonnell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-737-3439.