Helmsley Tower 5 Primary Care
PEDIATRIC PRIMARY CARE
Pediatric Primary Care is our largest program. Children are seen at the Helmsley Medical Tower, Fifth Floor for regular checkups, sick visits, routine vaccinations, and screening tests. Children are examined by the same team of doctors and nurses every time they come. This gives the doctor, nurse, child and parent the opportunity to get to know each other.
We accept Medicaid and a variety of Medicaid Managed Care plans, including the New York Hospital Community Health Plan. Some Child Health Plus Plans are also accepted here. Please speak with the appointment desk to ask if your insurance is accepted.
Teenagers are seen in our adolescent program by a specialized team of health care professionals, including adolescent medicine specialists, social workers, health educators, and a dedicated adolescent nurse. The program is designed to provide comprehensive health care to adolescents and their families, including general medical care, gynecologic care(including contraceptive counseling), STD testing and treatment, and mental health counseling. Both morning and afternoon appointments are available for adolescent visits.
Teen Age Parenting Program (TAPP)
The TAPP program provides care for adolescent mothers and their babies for infant and child care at the same time. Issues of being an adolescent and a parent are addressed. We help adolescent parents with some of the problems they may have through a team approach.
Child Protection Program
The Child Protection Team at the New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center evaluates children who are suspected victims of physical and sexual abuse by a multidisciplinary team approach. The Program was recently named an Associate of the National Children's Alliance formalizing its role as a multiborough Child Advocacy Center.
This is a unique role in New York City, as the team's patient population resides in the city's five boroughs, primarily because of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and the William Randolph Hearst Burn Unit, the busiest burn intensive care unit in the country. The Team is regularly consulted Offices of the District Attorney and Administration for Children's Services to evaluate difficult and challenging cases. The Program relies on funding from grants and gifts.
Special Needs Program
Children and adolescents with special medical needs are followed in a special program that provides coordination of medical care, handling of subspecialty referrals and medical equipment requests. A dedicated team of doctors, nurses and social workers coordinates all aspects of their care.
Heads Up! Children Read Listen and Learn!
Every child seen for well child care receives an age-appropriate book from their physician to encourage the habit of reading at an early age. For more information, visit our Heads Up! web page.
Forms and blood work for WIC can be done quickly by our Med-Surg Technicians. Make this appointment one-week before your WIC appointment.