About Us

About HealthFirst

HealthFirst Family Care Center, Inc. is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides primary healthcare to anyone in the Twin Rivers and Lakes Regions of New Hampshire. The five-county area includes 23 rural townships (Alexandria, Andover, Ashland, Belmont, Bridgewater, Bristol, Center Harbor, Danbury, Franklin, Gilford, Gilmanton, Groton, Hebron, Hill, Laconia, Meredith, Moultonborough, New Hampton, Northfield, Salisbury, Sanbornton, Sandwich, and Tilton).

HealthFirst Family Care Center Inc. is pleased to be a Federally Qualified  Health Center. We provide our services in Compliance with Rules under Sec 330 with partial program funding from Health and Human Services, Bureau of Primary Health Care Services. “This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.”

We promote health, wellness, and disease prevention through a variety of health screenings, such as breast and cervical cancer screenings. Sore throats, sutures, sprains, strains, digestive problems, depression, diabetes, and physicals are also some of the reasons you may want to see us. We also have an excellent prenatal program.

You, your children, parents, and grandparents now have access to medical care, social services, behavioral health counseling, and nutritional counseling – all in one place for your convenience.

HealthFirst can offer a full range of services for your family’s healthcare needs because we are part of a team with other Health and Human Services providers. Included on the interagency team are Concord Hospital; Franklin VNA & Hospice; Newfound Area Nursing Association (NANA); Riverbend Community Mental Health; Lakes Region Mental Health Center; Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice; Community Action Program (CAP) – Belknap Merrimack Counties; Child and Family Services of New Hampshire; Lakes Region Community Services; Horizons Counseling Center; Partnership for Public Health; local schools; and, other area providers.

The health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.” For more information, see http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/ftca/.

Our Mission

To provide high-quality primary healthcare, integrated behavioral health, treatment, prevention, and education services to residents of our service area, regardless of their ability to pay or insurance status, depending upon available resources. To coordinate and cooperate with regional healthcare and specialty providers to assure the people of this community the fullest possible range of healthcare and prevention services.

Recognition and Awards

HealthFirst has received many awards including:

  • The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
  • A Federal Bureau of Primary Health Care quality award
  • A State of New Hampshire award for outstanding immunizations rate for children

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