Community Health Center Hours

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Hours

Mon8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except 1st Wednesdays; day starts at 9 or 10 a.m.)
Thu8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fri8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat/Sun

Call our main number to hear instructions for speaking with a triage nurse. More information is here.

Closed from 12-1 p.m. every day.

Mon8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tues7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wed8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except 1st Wednesdays; day starts at 9 or 10 a.m.)
Thu8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fri8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat/SunCall our main number to hear instructions for speaking with a triage nurse. More information is here.

Closed from 12-1 p.m. every day.

For current patients only, standby appointments are offered Monday-Friday beginning at 8 a.m., as each day’s schedule allows. (On 1st Wednesday of the month, standby appointments begin at 9 a.m. or 10 a.m.) Please call after 8 a.m. to reserve the next available time slot. Standby appointments are not available from noon to 1 p.m. any day.

Mon8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  (hygiene appointments only, for established patients)
Tue8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed

Due to a severe shortage of dentists and dental assistants, Families First Dental Center is not open on Wednesdays. We are actively working to recruit more staff. We greatly appreciate your understanding and look forward to returning to full operations as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. For emergencies, see “Dental Center Emergency Standby” below.

Thu8 a.m. to 5 p.m.    (hygiene appointments only, for established patients)
Fri8 a.m. to 5 p.m.    (hygiene appointments only, for established patients)

Closed from 12:30-1:30 p.m. every day.

Mon8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except 1st Wednesdays; day starts at 9 or 10 a.m.)
Thu8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fri

Due to a severe shortage of dentists and dental assistants, Goodwin Dental Center is not open on Fridays except for hygiene appointments for established patients. We are actively working to recruit more staff. We greatly appreciate your understanding and look forward to returning to full operations as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. For emergencies, see “Dental Center Emergency Standby” below.

Closed from 12:30-1:30 p.m. every day.

Dental standby and emergency services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • At Families First in Portsmouth: Emergency standby hours at Families First are available only on Tuesdays, for established dental patients only.  On other days, established patients may contact the Goodwin Dental Center.
  • At Goodwin Community Health: Open only to established dental patients (established at Families First or Goodwin Community Health). Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., except 1st Wednesdays of the month (start time is 9 a.m. or 10 a.m.)

We will try our best to see all patients who arrive during these hours, but this will depend upon how many people are waiting to be seen. There is no guarantee of being seen. If you arrive early, you will have a better chance of being seen.  

Mon8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wed:8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except 1st Wednesdays; day starts at 9 or 10 a.m.)
Thu8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fri8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Pharmacy at Goodwin closes from 12:30 to 1pm every day for lunch. 

Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. at Goodwin Community Health in Somersworth

Walk-In Wednesday Vaccination Clinics are open to:

  • children (ages 6 months to 18 years)
  • adults who are uninsured 

You do not need to be a Goodwin or Families First patient, and you do not need an appointment.

Learn about cost, what to bring, and which vaccines are available

Need Care When We are Closed?

Start with Your Medical Home

If you are a current medical patient at Goodwin Community Health, Families First or Lilac City Pediatrics, you always have access to your health care team. Unless you have a true emergency, please call our community health centers in Portsmouth and Somersworth first. You can reach us 24/7.

Day or night, your medical home is the best place to start. Our after-hours nurse will help you decide if you should go to an urgent-care center or the ER. We have a doctor on call for you. On weekends, the triage nurse may facilitate scheduling a telehealth appointment for you with one of our providers if needed. 

Please note: You must be an established patient at Families First or Goodwin Community Health to use our after-hours service.

How

Just call our main number and listen to instructions for how to speak with a nurse.

When our health centers are open

  • Same-day or next-day appointments offered Monday-Friday for current patients. Call ahead to schedule.
  • Early-morning and early-evening appointments may be available.
  • Telehealth visits are offered every weekday.

A Note to Dental Patients at Our Health Centers

If you are experiencing extreme pain or possible infection, go to the Emergency Department at your nearest hospital. If not an emergency, call our main number and follow the prompts for the Dental Center and leave a message. We will return your call on the next business day.

When to go to the Emergency Room OR Call 9-1-1

Unnecessary ER visits or 9-1-1 calls waste your time and money. So use the ER or 9-1-1 only in emergencies, such as:

  • Life-threatening or disabling conditions
  • Chest pain; numbness in the face, arm or leg; difficulty speaking
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • High fever with stiff neck, mental confusion or difficulty breathing
  • Sudden or unexplained loss of consciousness
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Possible broken bones
  • Cut or wound that won’t stop bleeding

When to go to Urgent Care or Walk-In Clinics

Any time of the day or night, your first call except in an emergency should be to your health care team at at Families First, Goodwin or Lilac City Pediatrics.

When your health center is open

Walk-in and Urgent Care Centers are not a good alternative to seeing your primary care provider. They cost more, and the providers there don’t know you or your health history.

When your health center is not open

When you call us, our after-hours nurse will help you decide if you need to be seen right away. If your issue can’t wait until we are open, the nurse may suggest you go to urgent care or a walk-in clinic. When visiting a Walk-in Clinic, Urgent Care Center or the ER, call ahead if possible. Tell them you are a patient at Families First, Goodwin or Lilac City Pediatrics.

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