Health Care Services

Primary Care | Teens | Dental Center | Mental Health | Womens Health | Prenatal Care | Nutrition | Chronic Disease Management | Medication Assistance | Additional Programs

Dr. Zent with Nurses

Primary Care

We provide comprehensive, integrated and personalized primary health care and services in a confidential, understanding environment. We treat everyone with the dignity and respect they deserve from pediatric through geriatric. Our family practice providers have the caring and training for all your primary health care needs, including work, school, and camp physicals.

Pediatric Care
We love caring for little ones! From infancy through adolescence, we provide all pediatric health care services, including well-child check-ups, sick visits, education, counseling, developmental screening, immunizations, support for new parents, as well as sports, camp, and school physical exams.
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Teen Health Care

The Teen Clinic is every Tuesday from 3-5pm. We offer health care in a positive nurturing, confidential setting. Our staff understand teen issues and will assist teens with healthy safe choices, school and sports physicals, employment physicals, birth control education, preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, testing, counseling, guidance, and helpful resources.

You can make an appointment by calling 603-749-2346. If you do not have an appointment, walk-ins are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Feel free to bring a friend!

Seasonal Teen Talks
Teen Talk Summer 2013
We’ve taken the time to compile information on common issues which teens encounter and how to best handle these situations. This issue includes topics such as:

  • Abusive Relationships
  • Basic Car Maintenance Tips
  • Sugar Alcohols

Previous issues of teen talk:
Spring 2013 Teen Talk
Winter 2012 Teen Talk
Fall 2012 Teen Talk
Summer 2012 Issue

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Dental Center


Dental Staff

Dental Center
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Dental Center stand-by hours are Mon—Fri 8:00am—11:00am
Goodwin Dental Center offers integrated, comprehensive dental services to both children and adults. Our Dentists and Hygienists provide access to preventative and primary oral health care. Services include oral health exams, cleanings, oral hygiene instructions, fluoride treatments, digital x-rays, oral cancer screenings, amalgam and composite fillings, extractions, dentures and limited crowns and root canals. Most insurances are accepted and a sliding scale fee based on household income is available.
For more information on the dental services we offer view our Dental Center Brochure

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Behavioral and Mental Health Integration


Goodwin Community Health has integrated behavioral and mental health services into our existing medical services for established patients. Our behavioral health team includes a psychologist, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, licensed social workers, and a licensed alcohol and drug counselor who work closely with your primary care provider. A Care Manager follows up with patients
and families, and provides education, resources, and assistance in monitoring patient outcomes. It is the goal of our behavioral health team to provide early detection and treatment for mental health problems and holistic care to our patients. We also provide behavioral health services to assist in management of medical symptoms, and to facilitate lifestyle adjustments for overall health, based on best practices.

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Womens Health

Family Planning & Title X Program

The Title X funding mission is, “to provide each individual the information and means to exercise personal choice in determining the number and spacing of their children.” Per Title X all women have access to reproductive health care regardless of their ability to pay. This includes confidential counseling, screening, and treatment for reproductive and sexual health needs.

We provide educational materials, support services, and the providers to give women what they need to make those difficult choices, regardless of age or ability to pay. Providing access to reproductive care keeps women healthier, gives the younger woman time to mature physically and emotionally, and provides for healthier babies. Birth control is available on a sliding scale fee basis, based on ability to pay.

Focused on reducing teen pregnancies, we distribute educational materials on these confidential services through our community schools and at locations frequented by teens. Teens may come to our facility and be educated, tested, treated, and provided counseling on sexual preparedness and family planning in a confidential atmosphere. We do discuss involving parents or guardians if at all possible.

Breast & Cervical Cancer Program

We are part of the Let No Woman Be Overlooked Breast and Cervical Cancer screening program. This program provides FREE screenings to qualified women aged 18-64 who have no health insurance or have insurance that does not pay for these screening tests.

Obstetrical and Gynecological Care

For deliveries we rely on our own Family Medicine Physician, Dr. Michael Thompson who loves delivering babies. We also partner with Rochester OB/GYN, Dover Women’s Health, and our co-founder and long time supporter, Garrison Women’s Health Center for additional obstetrical, prenatal specialty care and deliveries.

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Prenatal Care


The Prenatal Team uses a comprehensive, friendly approach, individualizing each woman’s care. Our providers, midwives registered nurses, nutritionists, social workers and breast feeding counselors. offer support, resources, and answers to your questions during your pregnancy. We follow you through your delivery with our OB/GYN partners. We deliver at both Wentworth-Douglass and Frisbie Memorial Hospitals. After your baby is born, you and your child can continue at Goodwin Community Health as a family unit.

Goodwin Community Health also offers the option of prenatal care through our unique “Centering Pregnancy” program where pregnant women with similar due dates join together in a group setting for care, education and support.

Goodwin Community Health strongly encourages that women receive prenatal care as early as possible in pregnancy. You do not need insurance to start your prenatal care with us.

Download our Prenatal Brochure (PDF)
Download our Prenatal Oral Health brochure (PDF)

Baby Steps Program

An Infant/Child Developmental Specialist is available with Goodwin Community Health provider referral during well child checks to answer your questions about development, provide information and suggestions to promote your child’s development. Early referrals can be made for children with special needs.

Welcome to the World

When a child is born to a Goodwin Community Health patient, we celebrate! We bring a gift
to the new mom and infant during their hospital stay or at their two week office checkup. The gift includes useful items, information and resources for both mom and the newborn. Often, there is something in the gift bag that is handcrafted by volunteers in our community, made especially for these babies just entering the world.

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Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)

Your child has you, and you have WIC (Women, Infants and Children Program). This is a preventative free health and nutrition service providing milk, juice, cereal, eggs, fruits, vegetables, beans, bread, cheese, peanut butter, baby food and infant formula to pregnant women, new mothers and children up to age five. These foods supply important vitamins and minerals during rapid childhood growth and development. Our breastfeeding staff provide education, support and equipment to pregnant and nursing women. Call to apply for this free program or learn about eligibility.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

The Commodity Supplemental Food Programs (CSFP) is a Federally funded free program, which works to improve the health of seniors at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods.

Nutrition Services

Our providers may refer you to one of our fully qualified nutritionists to assist with food choices and dietary goals. Patients that seek prenatal care with us receive nutritional advice to aid in having a healthy baby.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at: or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Chronic Disease

Chronic Disease Management
Chronic diseases generally cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication, nor do they just disappear. Education is provided for our patients with a chronic disease. They will be aware of available resources in our facility and in the community to enhance their ability to make informed decisions about living with a chronic disease.

  • Better choices, Better Health, the Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. The program is for 2 ½ hours for 6 weeks
  • Individual diabetic management
  • 5210 Kid’s Health Newsletter with nutrition education
  • Test strip program for our uninsured
  • Patient Focus Group
  • Diabetes 101
  • Wellness Talk….and more!

For more information on Chronic Disease visit our Chronic Disease Management Page. If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, contact our Chronic Disease Expert at 603-516-2746.

Wellness Talk Summer 2013 - Information on How to Stay Healthy Throughout the Year
To view previous versions of the Wellness Talks Click Here

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Medication Assistance

Medication Assistance Program (MAP)

We offer several medication assistance programs to current and active Goodwin Community Health patients who cannot afford their medications.

Note: Our medication assistance programs are based on income guidelines per the drug companies. If you are in need of information pertaining to these income guidelines, please contact Linda Jewell at the number listed above.

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Additional Programs

Strafford Care

A comprehensive network of community primary, specialty, dental  and other health care providers who offer their services to the uninsured at a reduced cost. This program is open to residents of Strafford County only. You must be under the age of 64, meet income guidelines and not be eligible for existing services such as NH Medicaid or Medicare. You need to be an established and active patient of Goodwin Community Health to participate. Participants without a primary care provider will be linked with one.

Download our Strafford-Care Brochure for Patient Participants (PDF)
Download Our Strafford-Care Brochure For Interested Providers (PDF)

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