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Families First of the Greater Seacoast

Member of the Council badgeTwo mobile health teams travel within a 100 square mile area, visiting shelters, soup kitchens, Salvation Armys, and isolated areas frequented by individuals who are homeless. The team consists of a medical director, nurse project coordinator, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician, substance abuse counselor, care coordinators and mental health counselor.


Services include primary medical care, medication, substance abuse counseling and referrals, laboratory and diagnostic testing, oral health treatment and referral, immunizations, medical/social care coordination, health education, eligibility screening, and tracking and follow-up through an electronic medical records system. 24 hour emergency on-call, Asthma, Basic Needs, Behavioral Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Case Management/Social Services, Child Development Services, Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysema, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Dental Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Electronic Medical Records, Family Planning, Flu Vaccinations, Gynecology, Health/Nutritional Education, Hepatitis C screening/treatment, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Labs, Medications/Prescription, Mental Health Counseling, Mobile Van/Transportation, Multidisciplinary Health Teams, Obstetrics, Outreach, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Physical Exams, Pneumococcal vaccine, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Smoking Cessation, Specialty Care, Substance Abuse Treatment, TB screening/education, Treatment of Acute Illness, Treatment of Chronic Illness, Urgent Care, Well Child Check-ups


Linkages include health and social service agencies (AIDS Response-Seacoast, Alliance for Community Health, Stafford Network), shelters (Cross Roads House, My Friend’s Place, Rochester Overflow Shelter, A Safe Place, New Generation), community health centers (Avis Goodwin CHC, Lamprey Health Care), hospitals (Exeter, Portsmouth Regional, Frisbie, Wentworth-Douglass), mental health centers (Seacoast Mental Health/Community Partners), a network of volunteer physicians and dentists administered by SeaCare Health Services, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (United Way of the Greater Seacoast, City of Portsmouth), and outreach (Rockingham Community Action, Strafford Community Action).


Estimated homeless population: 1,500

Patients served: 966


Community Resource Network Rockingham Community Action 

7 Junkins Avenue Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03840
Susan Turner

General Info


Helen Taft

HCH Coordinator

Sue Durkin

Medical Director

Eric Samuel

UDS Number


Contact Info

Phone Number

(603) 422-8208

Fax Number

(603) 422-8218




Physical Address

100 Campus Drive
Suite 12
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U30CS09746, a National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement for $1,625,741, with 0% match from nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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