Visit Our Affordable Pediatric Practices in New Hampshire
We offer expert pediatric care at our Seacoast New Hampshire health centers, which include Goodwin Community Health in Somersworth and Families First Health Center in Portsmouth.
If your child is sick or injured: We reserve slots each day for children who need to be seen same day for an acute illness or injury and make every effort to accommodate same day requests. To have the best chance of getting a same-day appointment, please call early in the day; we open at 8 a.m.
We also offer standby appointments for established patients. Please call in the morning of the day you would like to come to find out the hours for that day.
When we’re closed, we have a doctor on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just call our main phone number anytime. If we’re closed you’ll hear instructions about how to speak with a nurse. This nurse will work with the on-call provider to meet your child’s needs. More about getting care when we are closed …
Preventive care to help your child stay well: During Well-Child visits, children receive regular checkups, health screenings and immunizations based on the schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
A child-development specialist: Your child will also be evaluated regularly, during Well-Child Visits, by our child-development specialist. She will suggest ways to promote development and point you to resources for additional services if needed.-
In addition to medical care, our pediatric patients have on-site access to many other services:
Pediatricians and pediatric services nearby are available regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. We accept private insurance and Medicaid. If your child is not insured, we’ll help you get insurance. In the rare cases where a child is not eligible for insurance, we’ll offer you a discount based on your income.
To make pediatric services easy, we offer translation and some assistance with transportation. Important: Please request these services at the time you schedule your appointment.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends the following vaccination schedules for children.
Recommended vaccinations from birth through 6 years
Recommended vaccinations from 7 to 18 years
Your child’s care team at Families First or Goodwin will remind you when your child is due for a vaccination.
If your child misses a shot recommended for their age, talk to your child’s provider as soon as possible to see when the missed shot can be given.
If your child has any medical conditions that put them at risk for infection (e.g., sickle cell, HIV infection, cochlear implants) or is traveling outside the United States, talk to your child’s provider about additional vaccines that they may need.
Talk with your child’s doctor if you have questions about any shot recommended for your child.