We Care for Kids… Pediatrics in Somersworth and Portsmouth

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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. 

Caring for Your Child Whether Sick or Well

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.

Child-development guidance and support

Your child’s health care team, with the support of our Early Childhood Development and Mental Health Specialist, assesses the development of young children regularly during Well-Child Visits. The specialist is also available to:

  • provide consultation and support to medical providers around screening and child development, family and psychosocial needs and mental health concerns

  • help families complete referrals for developmental, family support, psychosocial and mental health referrals 

  • screen and assess young children for social, emotional and mental health issues and provide mental health care if needed.

Pediatric Services You Won't Find Elsewhere

Easy and Affordable Pediatric Care in New Hampshire

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.

Recommended Vaccinations for Infants & Children

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.

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