Adult Health Care for Men and Women
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.
Teen Health Care
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.
Join us for Teen Night!
Teen Night is held the first Saturday of the month September through May at the Rochester Community Center.
Teens 12 to 17 are welcome to attend from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Teen Night is a collaboration of Bridging the Gaps, Rochester Rec Dept and the Rochester Police Dept. Goodwin Community Health is sponsoring the event on March 2nd. For more information contact Donna 994-6364
Seasonal Teen Talks
Spring 2013 Teen Talk
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:
- What is Chronic Disease?
- Are you a Gifted Teen?
- Peer Pressure
- Preparing for College
- Alcohol & Drug Issues
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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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Dental Center Walk-in hours are Mon—Fri 8:00am—11:00am
Goodwin Community Health 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.
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.
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 Physicians, Dr. Michael Thompson and Dr. Kevin Zent, both who love delivering babies. We also partner with Rochester OB/GYN and our co-founder and long time supporter, Garrison Women’s Health Center for additional obstetrical, prenatal specialty care and deliveries.
The Prenatal Team uses a comprehensive, friendly approach, individualizing each woman’s care. Our providers, 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. After your baby is born, you and your child can continue at Goodwin Community Health as a family unit.
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.
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 low-income, other new mothers up to one year postpartum, infants, children up to age six, and seniors at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods.
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.
Chronic Disease Management
Chronic disease: A disease that persists for a long time. A chronic disease is one lasting 3 months or more, by the definition of the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. 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
- Patient Portal secure e-mail messaging / prescription refills
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- 5210 Kid’s Health Newsletter with nutrition education
- Test strip program for our uninsured
- Patient Focus Group
- Diabetes 101
- Wellness Talk….and more!
Miscellaneous Chronic Disease Management Information
This list currently includes various resources for Asthma and Diabetes management, and it is constantly being updated with new, helpful information. If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, contact our Chronic Disease Expert at 603-516-2746.
Health & Wellness Education
Goodwin Community Health offers educational seminars on a wide-range of health care issues. They are available for groups or all shifts in your company with flexible scheduling and are a valuable addition to your meeting or employee benefits package. For more information call Donna at 516-2746.
Spring 2013 Wellness Talk – Information on How to Stay Healthy Throughout the Year
GCH Timeless Ladies
The Red Hat Society began on 4/25/1998 with a small group of ladies that use to meet for tea. If you are over 50, you would wear a red hat or hair clip. Our under 50 ladies are considered a pink hat and love to join in on the fun. They loved the poem from Jenny Joseph talking about when I become old I will wear purple and a red hat. This is a worldwide society. Our ladies meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Each month a lady hosts and plans an activity that we will join in.
Some of our past activities were going to Star Island, an indoor picnic, crafts, going out to eat. Every year we plan to attend the Indian Head Resort for the red hat weekend. This past October we visited Salem, MA. This chapter is open to the women in our community that would like to have some fun with a great group of ladies.
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.
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.