Greater Seacoast Community Health
Greater Seacoast Community Health is a network of health and family support centers providing a range of services to all, regardless of ability to pay. Programs include:
- Primary, prenatal and pediatric health care
- Dental care
- Behavioral health counseling
- Substance use disorder treatment
- Mobile health services
- Parenting classes, playgroups and home visiting
- Access to low-cost medications
Our network includes Families First in Portsmouth, Goodwin Community Health in Somersworth and Lilac City Pediatrics at both locations. While services are open to everyone, 80% of our patients live below 200% of the current Federal Poverty Guidelines ($55,500 for a family of four). Through sliding-fee discounts offered to uninsured patients, we provide nearly $1.1 million in uncompensated services yearly to our community.
We host two annual fundraising events to ensure that our community has access to affordable health care and family support. The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival is held in March at The Music Hall in Portsmouth. This festival features a lineup of films that seek to inspire through stories of outdoor adventure and exploration. The Father’s Day 5k is a family-friendly event that is run on a certified course as part of the Dover Race Series. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate. Follow us on social media for event details and updates.
Our integrated health care services would not be possible without our community’s support. We depend on individual and corporate donors to fulfill our mission. Donors can make a one-time contribution, set up a recurring gift or make a donation honoring others at getcommunityhealth.org/donate. Corporate donors can support our mission by becoming an annual Partner in Good Health sponsor. Sponsorship levels range from $500 to $10,000+. Companies can also get involved by hosting a fundraiser, donation drive, jeans day or other community-minded activity. Please visit our “How to Help” pages on our website for more information.
Volunteers are critical as we work to improve the health and well-being of our Seacoast community. We are currently recruiting volunteers interested in providing dental or medical care, child care, office support, serving on a committee and more. Visit our volunteer page for more information and to submit an interest form.
Board Officers / Board Members
Vice Chair, RELYCO
Treasurer, Retired Financial Executive
Secretary, Don Chick Photography
Jody Hoffer Gittell
Retired Managing Director, KPMG
Abigail Sykas Karoutas, Esq.
Cleveland, Waters and Bass
New England Tutors
Retired Medical Product Sales
Jeffrey Segil, MD
David B. Staples, DDS