Where are you located?
We are located in Oradell, New Jersey. We are minutes from the Garden State Parkway and about thirty minutes from New York City. For directions, please visit GoogleMaps.
What are your hours?
We are open by appointment for both well child and acute and chronic illness care during the week. The office is open from 8a-8p on Mondays, 8a-6p on Tuesdays through Thursdays, and 8a-5p on Fridays. The best time to call for same-day appointments is 8-9am. The office is closed for lunch daily from 12:30pm-1:30pm. We are available through our answering service when the office is closed at night and on the weekends.
What ages of children will you see?
We take care of infants, children, adolescents and young adults from birth through age 21.
What insurances do you accept?
We participate with most major insurance networks. For those who are out-of-network, we will provide you with a detailed receipt at the time of service for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. Please check with your insurance carrier to verify whether or not we are in-network.
What is the annual fee?
We realize that you count on your health insurance to cover basic medical care. But much of what we do at the Whole Child Center – the very reasons you choose to have us care for your kids – are unique services and benefits that are not covered by health insurance. To continue to operate in the holistic manner our patients have come to know and trust, we charge an annual fee. The fee is $150/year for families with one child, $250/year for families with two children, and $350/year for families with three or more children.
What hospitals are you affiliated with?
While Dr. Rosen maintains a courtesy affiliation with Hackensack University Medical Center, we do not make rounds at any hospital. Instead, we work in partnership with pediatric hospitalists at various area institutions.
What is your typical well child visit schedule?
We like to see newborns in our office within 2-3 days of birth or discharge from the hospital. Routinely, babies are seen during the first year at 2-4 weeks, 2m, 4m, 6m, 9m and 12m. During the second year, well child visits are at 15, 18 and 24 months, with subsequent visits at 30 and 36 months, and then yearly. Please note that we will work with you to facilitate a schedule that is best for your family.
Do you see families in consultation, including prenatal visits?
Absolutely. We encourage parents to consult with us prenatally to ensure the baby (or babies) an optimally healthy beginning and to discuss our unique approach to child health care. We’ve also created a video (below) for expecting parents, answering the most common questions you will have. Also, for some families with children with special health care needs, it is ideal to meet first with parents in consultation before meeting with the child. We typically advise this approach for children with autism or other significant medical/neurodevelopmental concerns.
Can I e-mail the practitioners?
Yes, we encourage you to sign up for access via our patient portal. We provide secure messaging via our state-of-the-art athenahealth EHR, accessible via a link on the Center’s homepage. If this is your first time using the portal, you will have to complete a very short registration process. The portal also provides secure access to your child’s health records, to request appointments and to pay your bill.
What services do you currently offer?
The Whole Child Center provides integrative primary care for infants, children, and adolescents, as well as specialized integrative consultations and therapies for families. Learn more about the practice.
How can I learn more about integrative therapies for my family?
We have compiled a list of resources for you on our website, and Dr. Rosen has co-authored a book, “Treatment Alternatives for Children,” profiling a wide array of natural treatments for the most common acute and chronic pediatric conditions. Visit Dr. Rosen’s site to learn more about the book.
What is your vaccine philosophy?
We recognize that vaccination is one of parents’ most common concerns today. While we welcome a respectful, open dialogue based on the tenets of informed consent, we are in favor of immunization as a public health strategy. We are happy to discuss your concerns at any point and work with you to establish a relationship that we are both comfortable with.
I notice you make your own hand sanitizer for use at the Whole Child Center. What is your recipe?
We have adapted the “Thieves” blend to make our own all-natural, alcohol-free hand sanitizer. It’s super-easy to make yourself. You can find the recipe in Dr. Rosen’s book, “Treatment Alternatives for Children” and in this post for MindBodyGreen.