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Physical Health Resources

Managing Asthma Sesame Street Resource

Amazing resource to help families understand and control their child’s asthma. Check it out!

CAPP (Community Asthma Prevention Program)

Offers free asthma classes (5 sessions with free asthma products at each session) and home asthma interventions for more severe asthmatics- targets West and North Philadelphia residents- 3535 Market Street Suite 1018 – 215-590-5261.

PA Asthma Partnership

Fantastic resources for families and providers.

Healthy Weight Program of CHOP

The Healthy Weight Clinic is a clinic for children ages 2 – 18 who are overweight or obese. Our goal is to provide a complete assessment of obesity-related illnesses; help organize care with medical specialists; and provide weight management using a family-based approach. Call 267-426-2782 for info.

Healthy Kids and Teens weight Mgt Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

The St. Christopher’s Healthy Kids and Teens Weight Program offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and community-based approach to helping children and adolescents struggling with weight issues and medical problems related to excess weight. Call 215-427-4886 for info/appointment.

Choose my plate healthy lifestyle site

Go to for several resources for healthy living

Healthy Weight Tool Kits

Tool Kits to keep families healthy. From the Healthy Weight program at CHOP. See link below.

Philly Powered

Philly Powered is a part of Get Healthy Philly is designed to promote everyday physical activity particularly among adult men and women who are seeking to live healthier lives.


Find parks and outdoor events near you. Click here

We Can!

A national resource for parents and kids to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight. Go to link below.

Health Partners/YMCA Partnership/Weight Watchers

Free YMCA membership and other fitness centers for HP members under 18 years old. See attached.
Click here for info


YMCA FREE 7th Grade Gym Memberships

Registration for our 7th Grade Initiative program is easy. Students simply need to bring proof of 7th Grade status (a roster or report card), along with a parent or guardian to any of our locations. Click here for info

Keystone First Gym Memberships

Keystone First members 12 years and older may join one of many participating community gyms. You pay $25.00 for your first 18 visits within 90 days. Then, Keystone First pays the rest of your annual membership. for info.


American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Weight Site

Great site from the AAP for families, providers, and the community.

Quit Line

Pennsylvania’s Free Quitline, 1-877-724-1090, is offered as a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the American Cancer Society. Based on state-of-the art techniques in smoking cessation, the service provides counseling and structured assistance for individuals who are committed to quitting.

Quit Smoking Resources

Fax Referral for Providers

Text-To-Quit Smoking Cessation

Ready to quit smoking? Try text-to-quit.
Text “Quit” to 47848
lso, many other options at

CDC Quit Line

Call now and get info and click here
1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
In Spanish:  1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569)
In Asian languages:
Mandarin and Cantonese: 1-800-838-8917
Korean: 1-800-556-5564
Vietnamese: 1-800-778-8440

My Life My Quit

Free custom help for teens to quit smoking/vaping.

Smokefree Teen

Info on helping teens quit smoking.
Click here for QuitStart free app to help teen quit-


Healthy Children Tobacco Info

Great site for info on all tobacco exposures including e-cigarets, JUULs and more.

Access Matters Information Hotline

The  mission is to ensure access to high quality, comprehensive, reproductive and related health and prevention services to primarily low-income individuals and families. Free clinics throughout the city. Call (215) 985-2600 for info or text “AskItMatters” to 66746

Philly Keep on Testing FREE HIV and STI Test Kits and FREE Condoms

Order FREE test kits for home as well as condoms. Also find testing and treatment site near you here

Planned Parenthood of SE PA

The mission of Planned Parenthood is to protect and enhance reproductive freedom and to increase access to reproductive health care. Provides birth control; prenatal care; STD screens; and sexual health education- 1144 Locust Street- 215-351-5500 other locations, click here

Take Control Philly

Info on sexually transmitted infections, how to protect yourself and FREE CONDOMS!! throughout the city or mailed to you. Great website below that also has a resource guide for that lists resources in Philly that helps teens be safe and successful.


Great website that compares birth control methods and where to get free contraception. Go to

Need to Know text information from CHOICE

To find a clinic for free birth control, STD testing, and counseling on sexual health information,  just text askchoice to 66746. It’s that easy.

Philadelphia FIGHT

Philadelphia FIGHT is a comprehensive health services organization providing primary care, consumer education, research, and advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS and those at high risk. Call (215) 985-4448 for info or visit their website for location at

Action Wellness

Non-profit, community based social service organization which provides professional, individualized care to people with HIV/AIDs in Philadelphia- 1216 Arch Street, 6 th Floor 215-981-0088

AIDS Hotline

Provides info on AIDs/HIV and STDs, family planning- 215-985-AIDS

Sex, Etc.

A national resource for teens to improve sexual health and education. Great handouts/videos/social media.

The Grow Project for Children with Failure to Thrive

The mission of the Philadelphia GROW Project is to help low-income children and their families achieve normal weight gain, good nutrition and proper development through service, research and advocacy. If you think your child has failure to thrive call 215-427-GROW (4769).

Give Kids a Smile- Listing of Dentists

Working with PCCY, Give Kids a Smile helps families find affordable dental care that accepts most insurances (Medicaid). See below or call PCCY at 215-563-5848.
Listing of Pediatric Dentists

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Dental Program

No cost, quality dental care for your child 1-13 years old. Eligible if have no dental insurance or Medicaid insured. Call 215-427-8877 for more information.

Smiles Change Lives- Braces

Low cost braces for lower income families. Click for info.

Spanish Dental Resource

Amazing program for dental care for children in

Philadelphia County Dental Society

Assists Philadelphia residents by answering questions about dental care and providing referrals to dentists in caller?s area- 215-925-6050

PA Dental Association

Get info on dental care, finding a free or low cost dentist , and more.

Financial Aid For Eye Care

Click link for various financial aid programs for glasses and vision care

Clarifi Free Financial Counseling during COVID

Counselors are available by phone to assist if you are experiencing job loss, temporary loss of income or financial hardship during this time. Call 1-855-FIN-PHIL (346-7445) to speak to a counselor today. Flyer here. Info on their website


From Public Citizens for Children and Youth- multiple resources updated daily-

PA Crisis Text Line

For Mental health crisis at this time individuals can text PA to 741-741 (crisis text line)

Lead and Healthy Homes Program (LHHP)

  • Providing information, referral, and training to promote healthy homes and prevent lead poisoning.
  • Working with families, homeowners, and landlords to reduce lead hazards in homes.
  • Providing home inspection and remediation to eligible families.
  • Enforcing lead laws and regulations in collaboration with the Philadelphia Law Department
    Call 215-685-2788 for info

Vaccines on the Go

Great website and mobile app to get accurate, timely information on childhood vaccines. Click here for info.

Poison Control Center

The mission of the center is to reduce the number of accidents, severity of injuries, the number of deaths, and the healthcare costs associated with poison exposures- 800-222-1222

Sickle Cell Disease Association

Provides non-medical supportive services, resources, and assistance to persons affected by Sickle Cell Disease and Trait- 5070 Parkside Ave, Suite 1404- 215-471-8686

Food Allergy Network

Great resource for families that are affected by food allergies. Call 800-929-4040 or visit their website.

Allergy and Asthma Network Mother’s of Asthmatics

Great resources for families with allergies and asthma.

Roots2Rise Yoga/Meditation

Provides access to yoga and mindfullness in various locations for $5 or less.

Meditation and Breathing Information

Click here for ways to help center yourself and reduce stress

Sesame Street- Helping kids with Traumatic Experiences

Dozens of activities from birth to 7 years old to help young children cope with traumatic stressors in their lives. Check it out!

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame Street

This is a resource app for you to share with your child to help teach skills such as problem solving, self-control, planning, and task persistence.
iphone or Android

Low Cost Community Yoga and Meditation Classes/Resources

Community Yoga Studios that offer weekly classes for less than $10.00: For more information about class times and how to prepare for class, call the studio or check out their schedule posted on their website!

1. Grace and Glory Yoga: 2220 Frankford Ave (267) 909-9483:
2.Amrita Yoga and Wellness: 1204 Frankford Ave (267) 928-3176:
3.The Yoga and Movement Sanctuary: 2623 West Girard Ave (401)
4.Studio 34: 4622 Baltimore Ave 215.387.3434;
Additional Yoga Classes:
Recovery Yoga:
Studio 34: 4622 Baltimore Ave 215.387.3434
Queen and Trans Yoga:
Studio 34: 4622 Baltimore Ave 215.387.3434

Community Meditation classes:

1.Amrita Yoga and Wellness: ($5) 1204 Frankford Ave (267)

Wellness Apps:

1.Downdog (Yoga Buddhi Co.) (FREE YOGA)

2.Yoga Studio (Gaiam, INC. (FREE YOGA)

3.Headspace: Guided Meditation and Mindfulness (FREE)

Websites: (FREE) guided meditation, yoga, and mindfulness activities (FREE) yoga


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