July 12, 2019

PORTSMOUTH – Pediatrician Danette Colella will join Greater Seacoast Community Health in late July, dividing her time between Families First Health and Support Center in Portsmouth and Lilac City Pediatrics in Rochester.

A pediatrician for the past 20 years, Dr. Colella has experience in general pediatrics and adolescent medicine. Her interests include preventive medicine and continuity of care from birth to young adulthood.

After graduating from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Colella completed her pediatric residency through Harvard Medical School at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center. She served as Chief of Pediatrics at South Shore Medical Center in Norwell, Mass., and most recently worked at a pediatric practice in Wisconsin before moving back to New England. She is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Colella will see patients ages birth through 21. In addition to pediatric care, her patients will have access to many other professionals within the Greater Seacoast Community Health network, including dentists and hygienists, behavioral health care providers, social workers, a child development specialist, a nutritionist and the WIC nutrition program. St the Families First site, free child care is offered while parents are there for appointments or parenting classes. The organization also supports families through parenting classes, family programs and home visiting.

For information about becoming a patient of Dr. Colella at Families First in Portsmouth, call 603-422-8208 (press 3) or visit familiesfirstseacoast.org/health-care/pediatric-care/. To establish care with her at Lilac City Pediatrics in Rochester, call 603-335-4522.

Greater Seacoast Community Health is a network of community health centers providing primary care for children and adults, dental care, prenatal care, behavioral health counseling, substance use disorder treatment, mobile health services, social work services, a pharmacy, parenting classes, family programs, and home visiting. The network includes Families First Health & Support Center in Portsmouth, Goodwin Community Health in Somersworth, and Lilac City Pediatrics in Rochester. Strafford County Public Health Network and SOS Recovery Community Organization also are affiliated with Greater Seacoast, and the WIC nutrition program has a site at Goodwin. Services are open to everyone and provided within a culture that seeks to be respectful, recovery-friendly, LGBTQ-affirming and trauma-informed. For more information, visit GetCommunityHealth.org.

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