The votes are in and we are rolling out more winners of the 2022 PDX Parent Picks! Here are our readers’ top choices in the Health & Wellness categories. Find the full list of winners in all categories right here.
It can be hard for new moms to do anything for themselves, let alone work out. But Fit4Mom, which has classes from Southeast Portland and Clackamas to Beaverton and Lake Oswego, makes it easy for moms to get a total-body workout by including babies and kids in the workout sesh. And in between all the cardio and strength-training, classes give moms a chance to connect with other women who are also deep in the trenches of new motherhood.
Accessible & Inclusive Resources
WINNER: Albertina Kerr’s Children’s Developmental Health Services
For families with a child experiencing a mental health crisis, Albertina Kerr is a lifeline. The organization offers in-patient treatment for kids ages 5 to 17 with a focus on stabilization, psychiatric evaluation and transitional planning. And they also offer outpatient mental health resources for children and teens as well.
Dentist for Kids
WINNER: Hollywood Children’s Dentistry
We know that a trip to the dentist isn’t the most enjoyable for kiddos. But the pros at Hollywood Children’s Dentistry make sure sitting in the (colorful, kid-size) dental chair is a welcoming, stress-free experience. The office waiting room even has a play-area (currently closed due to COVID) and fun tooth-themed decor.
WINNER: Metropolitan Pediatrics, LLC
With six locations, from Portland to Happy Valley, and 50 physicians, Metropolitan Pediatrics is the go-to place for anything and everything medical related for your child. In addition to care for the sniffles, the offices also offer sports medicine, behavioral health, lactation support for new moms, and even ear piercing for your kiddos!
Pediatric Urgent Care
WINNER: Brave Care
When busy parents need a same-day appointment for their littles ones, whether it’s an unexplained rash or for a bone that broke during recess, the physicians and staff at Brave Care make your child’s medical emergency their priority. Brave Care has three locations, in Northeast, Southeast and Beaverton. And they even offer a 24-hour phone line staffed with nurses who can answer your middle-of-night questions!
Specialty Services for Kids
WINNER: Therapy Solutions for Kids
The pediatric occupational, physical and speech therapists at Therapy Solutions for Kids can help children with everything from gross motor skills to stuttering to emotional regulation. And the Therapy Solutions team will coordinate care and collaborate with your kid’s school and other service providers as needed. UPDATE: After 20 years serving children and families, Therapy Solutions has made the very difficult decision to close permanently. July 30, 2022 was their last day of operation.