Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center

Philadelphia FIGHT’s Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center is now open and accepting new patients from birth through age 18.

About Us

The Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center at Philadelphia FIGHT is dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive, primary care to address the physical and emotional health needs of Philadelphia’s children from birth through age 18, regardless of ability to pay. Located in Center City Philadelphia, we are specially tailored to care for children and adolescents who have experienced social adversity. Philadelphia FIGHT Pediatrics is home to some of the best pediatricians in Philadelphia. We have a pediatrician on our team who is also a certified lactation counselor, and we are also able to offer breastfeeding support onsite.

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 phlebotomy (blood draws)
  • Onsite Breastfeeding Counselor
  • 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 call us at 215-525-8600, email us at pediatrics@fight.org, or visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FIGHTPEDIATRICS/

Natasha Hoyt with pediatric patient

Program Information

  • Location: 1207 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 - 5th Floor

  • Phone: 215-525-8600. Fax: 215-567-1012

  • Contact: Dr. Mario Cruz

  • Email: pediatrics@fight.org

  • Hours: Monday through Friday: 9am-5pm<br>We see also see patients on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Spotlight On

Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development and mentorship. In 2019 he received the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Award for Innovations in Healthcare.


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