Pediatric Primary Care
Pediatric Primary Care is our largest outpatient program. Children are seen for regular checkups, sick visits, routine vaccinations and screening tests, and are examined by the same team of doctors and nurses each visit. We provide mental health screening, support and evaluation through our team of medical providers and social workers, and direct care through our pediatric psychiatric nurse practitioner. In addition, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) forms and blood work can be completed quickly by our medical surgery technicians. (WIC form and blood work appointments should be made one week before WIC appointments).
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 healthcare for adolescents, 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.
The Child Protection Team at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center evaluates children who are suspected victims of physical and sexual abuse. Our child protection program is associated with both the National Children's Alliance and the multi-borough Child Advocacy Center.
The Child Protection Team is regularly consulted by the Office of the District Attorney and the Office of Administration for Children's Services to evaluate difficult and challenging cases.
Teenage Parenting and Pregnancy (TAPP)
The Teenage Parenting and Pregnancy (TAPP) Program provides care for adolescent mothers and their babies. In addition to general healthcare screening for both, issues of adolescent parenting are addressed at every visit. A dedicated team of social workers also follow each mother during pregnancy, and continue to work with them afterward.
Health for Life
Health for Life provides children with year-long personalized weight management programs. Children are evaluated and counseled by a team that includes a physician, social worker, nutritionist and exercise specialist. Visits include both individual and group activities, and help children make lifestyle shifts that include healthier eating and increased physical activity. Our unique parent group feature also helps with overcoming individual and family barriers that impede healthy lifestyles.
Special Needs Program
Our special needs program is specifically designed to meet the needs of medically complex, fragile children, and supports families using a multidisciplinary approach including case management and extended visits.