Now That We’re Part of Northwell Health, You Have Access to the Amazing Pediatric Specialists of Cohen Children’s Medical Center.

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Now that Westchester Health Pediatrics is part of Northwell Health and its physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners, we have greatly expanded our services to bring you and your family the best possible care. Best of all, this new relationship means that you now have access to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, the New York metropolitan area’s only hospital designed exclusively for children and one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report.

A wide range of sub-specialty pediatric services are now available to you at Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Rest assured, Westchester Health Pediatrics physicians will continue caring for your child at the state-of-the-art locations where you currently see us. But in addition, you can now take advantage of the 88 outstanding sub-specialties and programs available at Cohen Children’s Medical Center.

To make sure your child receives the highest quality medical care, Cohen Children’s Medical Center offers a comprehensive array of sub-specialties, including cardiothoracic surgery, Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Center, Cystic Fibrosis Center, Epilepsy Center, Fetal Cardiology Program, Hearing and Speech Center, Kidney Transplant Program, Leukemia and Lymphoma Program, Oncology Rare Tumors and Sarcoma Program, POWER Kids Weight Management Program and Stem Cell Transplant Program. All of these sub-specialties and many more are now available to you as part of our new affiliation with Northwell Health.

Learn the best things to do when your child is sick

How to comfort a sick child

When kids don’t feel well, Mom and Dad can help.

To comfort a sick child, try rocking, cuddling, talking or doing things that calm your child finds calming. Avoid extreme temperatures: Don’t make the room or bed too warm, or use alcohol rubs or cold-water baths to bring down a fever.

To reduce your ill child’s symptoms, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you:

  • call your child’s pediatrician and describe your child’s symptoms
  • remove excess clothing or blankets to help bring down their fever
  • give a lukewarm bath
  • follow a schedule for acetaminophen and ibuprofen as directed by your pediatrician
  • serve bland food and hydrate your child with water, diluted fruit juices or popsicles
  • provide a comfortable place to rest
  • check on them frequently
  • follow up with your pediatrician if symptoms linger

To read the full story on ways to comfort your sick child, click here.

When you need us, we are here for you, now more than ever

At Westchester Health Pediatrics, even though some things have changed recently, the most important thing about us has not: our commitment to delivering the highest-quality standard of compassionate, patient-centered care for your child. Whether you have a newborn, toddler, adolescent, teenager or combination of all of these, we’re here to help your child grow up to be healthy and happy, now and for a lifetime. Whenever, wherever you need us, we’re here for you.

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