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Child and Family Services

HealthFirst is a family practice, and we recognize that children of different ages have varying mental health care needs. We have staff available to assist guardians with family and child mental health and behavioral issues. We have knowledgeable staff that will work one on one with your child to help identify, establish, and meet goals. Some common areas of service include behavioral challenges, adapting and transitioning to a new family setting, regulating emotions, and learning how to cope with difficult situations. Our counselors are well connected with the schools in our communities and can help make services accessible to all families by meeting with children in the school they attend.

Marriage and Family Services

Our Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist can assist couples and families who are having difficulties in communication, perspective-taking, understanding one another, and creating and maintaining positive and caring dynamics within the partnership or family system. The approach is non-judgmental and helps guide each family member or partner to dig deeper into their own personal truths with the understanding that each person has their own truth and understanding of the current situation. Our therapist can then guide individuals to better communicate that in an effective manner and facilitate a conversation to increase understanding. Co-parents can be taught to develop skills to assist them in working together to raise their children while emotionally supporting them.

Social Services

HealthFirst has social workers on staff in each location who are available to provide case management and outreach services to all HealthFirst clients. HealthFirst works closely with the resource center to interact with as many community members as possible. Our social workers can assist with services regarding food, housing, electric, rent assistance, and more.

Flu Clinics

HealthFirst offers seasonal flu shots. These are available in convenient flu clinics and by individual appointment.

Clients aged 65+ may set an appointment to receive the pneumonia vaccine.

School Based Dental Services

A model approved by the State of New Hampshire Division of Public Health is used in this program. Our dental hygienist travels to individual schools at a prearranged time, date, and place. She meets with children whose parents have given written permission for to perform an oral exam and provides them with individualized dental health education. A written report of the dental visit is sent to the parents to explain any significant findings; and should it be necessary, a referral to a local dentist is included for additional treatment.

Chronic Disease Management

Whether you have asthma, diabetes, or high blood pressure, HealthFirst staff will work with you to ensure that you get excellent care coordination, supporting your efforts of managing your condition for healthy results.

We can provide specialized education:

  • Specific education about your chronic condition
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Developing self-management goals
  • Education classes and workshops

We work with you to identify your self-management plan and then provide you with the tools to help you with overall management of your illness. This approach results in a reduction of symptoms and an increase in your overall quality of life.