About Families First

Families First Health & Support Center is a not-for-profit community health center and family resource center serving the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and southern Maine. A leader in integrated care, Families First offers high-quality health care, dental care and parent & family programs, all in one location. Families First’s services are for everyone — infants to seniors, single people and families, insured or uninsured, all income levels.

Families First is part of Greater Seacoast Community Health, a network of community health centers providing primary care, pediatrics, dental care, prenatal care, behavioral health counseling, substance use disorder treatment, mobile health services, WIC, social work services, a pharmacy, parenting classes, playgroups 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. Services are open to everyone and aim to be respectful, recovery-friendly, LGBTQ-affirming and trauma-informed.

  • Our mission: To deliver innovative, compassionate, integrated health services and support that are accessible to all in our community, regardless of ability to pay.
  • Our vision: To provide everyone in our community an opportunity to live a long and healthy life.
  • Our values: Integrity, Respect, Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration


It is the policy of Greater Seacoast Community Health to treat all employees, patients and other services equitably and not to discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or disability.

FQHC Status

This health center receives funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and deemed Public Health Service employee status under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n) by the Federal Public Health Service (PHS) with respect to certain health or health related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals. For more information, please see http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/ftca/.

I have been a member of Families First for over twenty years. They have always been kind, generous, patient, warm, caring, and definitely a safe place for me to flourish as a single parent. I could never ever even begin to repay how they have impacted and changed me and my family! I use the Health Center, the dentist, the Family Center and home visiting!