Ensuring your child’s health and well-being can be some of the most emotional, expensive, and frustrating issues you face as a parent or primary caregiver. We’ve put together a list of quality providers across multiple fields that can help take away some of the stress and frustration of navigating the world of children’s health, well-being, and fitness.

Expedition Pediatric Dentistry
1250 E. Walnut Lawn St. • Springfield
716 W. Mt. Vernon St. • Nixa
417-719-7862 • expeditiondental.com
Dr. Jesse Gardner and his staff at Expedition Pediatric Dentistry help children grow up with healthy, bright smiles and enthusiasm for their dental health. Dr. Gardner is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist, and our team treats each child as we would our own: gently, patiently, and with the greatest compassion. They strive to make every visit fun and enjoyable for your child while providing comprehensive preventive and restorative care. When your child walks out the door with a big smile and says they can’t wait to come back, they’re on the path to a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Ozarks Regional YMCA
The Ozarks Regional YMCA is made up of eight family centers, including two Springfield locations. From sanitizing the equipment and wearing masks to regulating social distancing, our Y staff is taking every precaution to ensure safety in our family centers and programs. The Y is for everyone. Our programs, services, and initiatives enable kids to realize their potential; prepare teens for college; offer ways for families to have fun together; empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind, and body; prepare people for employment; welcome and embrace newcomers; and help foster a nationwide service ethic. The Ozarks Regional YMCA is a not-for-profit organization that believes no one should be denied access to membership and/or programs due to the inability to pay. These funds are subsidized through the United Way of the Ozarks and the Y Impact Campaign.

Sac River Stables
5798 N. Farm Road 125 • Springfield
417-742-4200 • sacriverstables.com
Trot on over to Sac River Stables for fun fitness in the saddle. Brushing horses, saddling, and riding in the indoor and outdoor riding facilities are great ways to burn off some winter calories, stay flexible, and use those horseback riding muscles. Follow Sac River Stables on Facebook to learn more about the facilities and programs.

Springfield-Greene County Park Board
417-864-1049 • parkboard.org/fitness
The Park Board Family Centers at Chesterfield, Dan Kinney, and Doling have several programs that will keep kids active. Dan Kinney Family Center has tae kwon do and Pickleball. Doling Family Center has kids’ dance and choreography, tae kwon do, Pickleball, Generation Pound and indoor swimming. Chesterfield Family Center has Pickleball, and indoor swimming. See center for ages and details.

For more than 110 years, CoxHealth has remained a community-owned, not-for-profit health system and has grown to include six hospitals, specialty facilities, and more than 80 physician clinics. With a neonatal intensive care unit, women’s health center, OB/GYN services, pediatric intensive care, and specialists caring for high-risk infants, CoxHealth has a strong team caring for moms and babies. For expectant families, the health system offers the BabyBeginning smartphone app. The system’s team caring for children includes pediatricians, intensivists, neonatologists, hospitalists, child life experts, and nursing and pediatric specialists. As a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, CoxHealth cares for children with medical needs in 32 counties.

Jordan Valley Community Health Center
440 E. Tampa St., Springfield
2238 W. Kingsley St., Springfield
(833) JV-4-KIDS | (833) 584-5437
Jordan Valley Community Health Center’s JV-4-KIDS clinics provide easy access to healthcare for your kids. Their top-notch providers take the time to build relationships with families to ensure that kids grow up healthy. Their clinics provide Medical, Dental, Occupational & Speech Therapy, Behavioral Health, and Vision services all in one place. Jordan Valley has two locations in Springfield to serve your family: one located downtown on Tampa Street and one on the south side located on Kingsley Street. Your kids are the heart of their mission. Call to schedule your appointment today.

My Healthy Kids
1901 S. Ventura Ave., Building B
Springfield • 417-708-7000
My Healthy Kids helps you keep your kids healthy and happy. The pediatric practitioners at My Healthy Kids provide all the typical pediatric services but also have extensive training in natural and holistic alternatives. They know diet changes, immune support, supplements, and other lifestyle adjustments can often clear up problems without prescriptions. The pediatric providers take time to listen, are not afraid of your questions, and won’t talk down to you if you question typical recommendations. They believe you know and love your children better than anyone else, and they are here to support you.

TheraCare Outpatient Services
3023 S. Fort Ave., Suite B • Springfield
417-890-4656 • theracareozarks.com
TheraCare provides speech, occupational, physical, and music therapy services to children of all ages in a safe, caring environment. They offer an individualized approach to therapy that will help to improve your child’s quality of life and confidence. Call today to learn how TheraCare can help your child.

TheraFUN Therapy Services
417-413-3314 • therafuntherapy.com
TheraFUN Occupational Therapy works with all ages–from birth through seniors. Individualized, professional, occupational therapy treatment and interventions include helping children with disabilities fully participate in school, home, and social situations; helping people recovering from injury to regain skills; and providing support for older adults experiencing age-related physical and cognitive changes. Children can receive therapies for learning, emotional, regulation, fine and gross motor skills, feeding, handwriting, and sensory processing. For adults and seniors, strengthening, hand/elbow/shoulder/rotator cuff rehab, and stroke rehab can mean the difference in independent living. Home modification evaluations and Medicare Part B as well. Competitive private-pay rates. Currently accepting Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, United Healthcare, and Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield. 

Pierce Vision Specialists
3626 South Avenue • Springfield,
417-887-7151 • piercevision.com
Dr. David M. Pierce, Dr. Courtney Wintjen, Dr. Julia Mobilio, and the team at Pierce Vision Specialists are experienced professionals in a comprehensive range of eye disorders in people of all ages. Services provided include eye examinations for infants, children, and adults; vision therapy; and contact lenses. Pierce Vision therapists are well-trained professionals who implement individually prescribed vision therapy procedures and programs. In addition, you’ll find an in-office optical lab and large selection of frames.