YOUR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

Families First Health & Support Center is a leader in integrated care, offering
high-quality health care, dental care and parent & family programs, all in one location. Families First's services are for everyone — infants to seniors, single people and families, insured or uninsured, all income levels.

WHAT'S NEW

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Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment
Want to see the Marketplace Plans being offered in New Hampshire for 2015, and what they will cost you? Click here. Open enrollment runs November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015.  Visit our Insurance Information & Enrollment Help page, or call us: 422-8208 (press 8).

routine November "Programs & News"
Check out the November Programs & News e-newsletter for news about our dentist John Fitzsimons, open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace (beginning 11/15) and how we can help you with health insurance, and the dollar value of the hours donated by our 200 wonderful volunteers last year. (It's probably more than you think!) ... Don't get the newsletter yet? Sign up here.
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From Maddi Alana's "Mikey at the Dog Park," to Priscilla French's "Back Channel of Portsmouth," to Stacey Durand's "Austin and South Mill," to Lennie Mullaney's "Prescott Players: In the Garden" -- familiar sights pop up frequently in the 2015 Artists of the Seacoast calendar. View artwork and get info on purchasing calendars.
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PORTSMOUTH – Gov. Maggie Hassan told staff, volunteers and guests at Families First Support & Health Center that their unyielding commitment to the “health and well-being of our people, our families and our communities, make the Seacoast and our entire state stronger.” - See more at: http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20141008/NEWS/141009227#sthash.v9Yg0hDJ.dpuf
PORTSMOUTH – Gov. Maggie Hassan told staff, volunteers and guests at Families First Support & Health Center that their unyielding commitment to the “health and well-being of our people, our families and our communities, make the Seacoast and our entire state stronger.” - See more at: http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20141008/NEWS/141009227#sthash.v9Yg0hDJ.dpuf

Meet Dr. Eric Samuel, Families First's New Medical Director
(Article by Rob Levey for Seacoast Scene)
Health care is more than the straightforward dissemination of services, especially with serious conditions that require multiple providers, which is why Dr. Eric Samuel wants people to view Portsmouth’s Families First Health and Support Center as their medical home. “We are the first line of medical care for patients,” he said. “We offer comprehensive care, which means whatever a patient needs, we try to take care of that problem ourselves. We want to be that place where people go first.” ... Read entire article

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Upcoming Programs for Parents, Families and Seniors
For Parents & Kids: Active Parenting (Tuesdays, 11/4 - 12/2) ... and weekly playgroups for parents with their infants, toddlers, two-year-olds or preschoolers. Click for details and online registration.
For Seniors: Senior Luncheons (11/20 and 12/9) ... Alzheimer's Cafe (11/24) ... Caregivers Group (12/4) ... Click for details on senior programs

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Grateful for Grants
We give thanks to the following supporters for grants received in late October and early November: Home Instead Senior Care Foundation (supporting dental care and dentures for seniors), Bank of America Charitable Foundation (supporting care coordination and medication assistance), and the Fuller Foundation (for programs for parents and families).

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