Greater Seacoast Community Health

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2023 Goals:

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.

Fundraising Events:

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.

Giving Opportunities:

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 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.

Volunteer Opportunities:

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

Jennifer Glidden
Chair, USDA

Dennis Veilleux
Vice Chair, RELYCO

Jim Sepanski
Treasurer, Retired Financial Executive

Don Chick
Secretary, Don Chick Photography

Laura Belsky
Retired Nurse

Jody Hoffer Gittell
Brandeis University

Valerie Goodwin
Retired Managing Director, KPMG

Abigail Sykas Karoutas, Esq.
Cleveland, Waters and Bass

Allison Neal
New England Tutors

Christine Perkins

Yulia Rothenberg
Education Consultant

Kathy Scheu
Retired Medical Product Sales

Jeffrey Segil, MD
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

David B. Staples, DDS
Retired Dentist

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