Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center

Dr Mario Cruz with child patient

In February 2018, Philadelphia FIGHT will be opening a new Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center, seeing patient from birth through age 13.

The Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center at Philadelphia FIGHT is dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive, primary care to address the physical, emotional and sexual health needs of inner-city children and youth from birth through age 13, regardless of ability to pay. We recognize that inner-city children have unique needs and deserve the highest quality of care.

Services Provided

  • Same-day appointments
  • Well-child care (routine checkups)
  • School, sports and camp physicals
  • Sick Visits
  • Immunizations (including catch-up vaccines for children who are behind)
  • Onsite Social Worker and Benefits Coordinator
  • Screening for mental health problems (such as ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, and Autism)
  • Primary care, family planning, and reproductive health services ages 13+ (through our Y-HEP program)

For more information please contact Dr. Mario Cruz, Medical Director, Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.

Meet Our Providers

Mario Cruz, MD

Dr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who joins Philadelphia FIGHT as the Medical Director for our Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center. He completed his undergraduate training in Biology and Psychology from Union College, his medical school training at Albany Medical College, his residency training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and his Chief Residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center. He joins FIGHT after 9 years as an academic pediatrician at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, where he led the medical training program as an Associate Residency Program Director.

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Natasha Hoyte

Natasha Hoyte is a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). Prior to joining Philadelphia FIGHT in 2016, Ms. Hoyte worked for 2 years as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Quality Community Healthcare, Inc. in North Philadelphia.

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FIGHT Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center

Program Information

  • Location: 1207 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Phone: 215-525-8600
  • Contact: Dr. Mario Cruz
  • Email: mcruz@fight.org

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Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center

FIGHT Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center - Dr. Mario Cruz
February 2018 – Philadelphia FIGHT will be opening a new Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive, primary care to address the physical, emotional and sexual health needs of inner-city children and youth from birth through age 24.