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NYC Health + Hospitals Reminds Parents/Guardians That Back-to-School Preparedness Will Help Children Thrive

Physicals, immunizations, and wellness services available city-wide at little or no cost

Aug 09, 2018

New York, NY

As the new school year approaches, NYC Health + Hospitals is encouraging parents and guardians to prepare their children for academic readiness by scheduling appointments for physicals, immunizations, vision and hearing tests, and other health services.

To make an appointment at any public health system location, parents and guardians are encouraged to call 1-844-NYC-4NYC (1-844-692-4692). In addition to appointment availability, NYC Health+ Hospitals also invites families to visit Back-to-School Health Fairs, offered at select locations in all five boroughs on different dates in August and early September.

“Parents and guardians should help kids prepare for a great school year by making sure they are healthy, up to date on their immunizations, well rested, and ready to learn,” said Warren Seigel, MD, chairman of Pediatrics at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island. “We know that healthy students are better learners, and a healthy school environment gives all students the best chance to learn and grow.”

NYC Health + Hospitals also offers parents and guardians 7 health tips to help children get ready for the school year, including advice on vaccination requirements, flu shots, nutrition, sleep, setting routines, and limiting screen time on computers and cellphones.


NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Cumberland
100 N Portland Ave

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, East New York
2094 Pitkin Ave

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Bushwick
335 Central Ave

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Crown Heights
1218 Prospect Place

NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island
2601 Ocean Parkway

NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County
451 Clarkson Ave

NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull
760 Broadway

The Bronx:

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Tremont
1826 Arthur Ave

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Gunhill
1012 East Gunhill Road

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Belvis
545 East 142nd Street

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Morrisania
1225 Gerard Ave

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi
1400 Pelham Parkway South

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln
234 East 149th Street

NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx
3424 Kossuth Ave


NYC Health + Hospitals/ Gotham Health, Gouverneur
227 Madison Street

NYC Health + Hospitals/ Gotham Health, Sydenham
264 West 118th Street

NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
462 First Ave

NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
506 Lenox Ave

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
1901 First Ave


NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
79-01 Broadway

  • Back to School Fair: Aug. 27, 2pm – 4pm

NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens
82-68 164th Street

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Jackson Heights
34-33 Junction Boulevard

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Parsons
90-37 Parsons Boulevard

Staten Island:

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Vanderbilt
165 Vanderbilt Avenue