Amazing resource to help families understand and control their child’s asthma. Check it out!
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.
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.
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. https://towerhealth.org/st-christophers-hospital-children-weight-management
Go to http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ for several resources for healthy living
Tool Kits to keep families healthy. From the Healthy Weight program at CHOP. See link below.
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. phillypowered.org
A national resource for parents and kids to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight. Go to link below.
Free YMCA membership and other fitness centers for HP members under 18 years old. See attached.
Click here for info
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 philaymca.org/join-the-y/7th-grade-membership-initiative
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.
http://www.keystonefirstpa.com/member/eng/programs/fitness/index.aspx for info.
Great site from the AAP for families, providers, and the community.
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.
Ready to quit smoking? Try text-to-quit.
Text “Quit” to 47848
Also, many other options at smokefree.gov
Call now and get info and click here www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/quit-smoking/
In Spanish: 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569)
In Asian languages:
Mandarin and Cantonese: 1-800-838-8917
Info on helping teens quit smoking.
Click here for QuitStart free app to help teen quit- https://teen.smokefree.gov/become-smokefree/quitstart-app
Great site for info on all tobacco exposures including e-cigarets, JUULs and more.
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 http://accessmatters.org/
Order FREE test kits for home as well as condoms. Also find testing and treatment site near you here https://phillykeeponloving.com/hiv-testing/
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
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 bedsider.org
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 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 fight.org
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
A national resource for teens to improve sexual health and education. Great handouts/videos/social media.
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).
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
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.
Low cost braces for lower income families. Click www.smileschangelives.org for info.
Amazing program for dental care for children in Spanish-spanish.ilikemyteeth.org
Click link below and choose the category for handout.
Assists Philadelphia residents by answering questions about dental care and providing referrals to dentists in caller?s area- 215-925-6050
Get info on dental care, finding a free or low cost dentist , and more.
Click link for various financial aid programs for glasses and vision care https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/healthy-vision/get-free-or-low-cost-eye-care
Helpline and info for questions related to COVID-19. Click here https://www.phila.gov/programs/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/updates/support-for-residents/
Click here for statewide response and info www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
Click here for info resources www.phila.gov/2020-03-20-help-with-housing-during-covid-19 and flyer COVID-19 Eviction Help
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 clarifi.org
From Public Citizens for Children and Youth- multiple resources updated daily- www.pccy.org/covid
For Mental health crisis at this time individuals can text PA to 741-741 (crisis text line)
Click here for locations and info www.phila.gov/2020-03-14-find-free-meals-and-safe-spaces-for-students-while-schools-are-closed/
Click here for great info to use https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-landing-page.html?ref=search
Great website and mobile app to get accurate, timely information on childhood vaccines. Click here for info.
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
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
Great resource for families that are affected by food allergies. Call 800-929-4040 or visit their website.
Great resources for families with allergies and asthma.
Provides access to yoga and mindfullness in various locations for $5 or less.
Dozens of activities from birth to 7 years old to help young children cope with traumatic stressors in their lives. Check it out! sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/traumatic-experiences/
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
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: graceandgloryyoga.com
2.Amrita Yoga and Wellness: 1204 Frankford Ave (267) 928-3176: amritayogawellness.com
3.The Yoga and Movement Sanctuary: 2623 West Girard Ave (401) 862-6634: ymsphilly.com
4.Studio 34: 4622 Baltimore Ave 215.387.3434; studio34yoga.com
Additional Yoga Classes:
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) 928-3176: amritayogawellness.com
1.Downdog (Yoga Buddhi Co.) (FREE YOGA)
2.Yoga Studio (Gaiam, INC. (FREE YOGA)
3.Headspace: Guided Meditation and Mindfulness (FREE)
www.youtube.com (FREE) guided meditation, yoga, and mindfulness activities
yogajournal.com (FREE) yoga