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SeaCare Health Services is a New Hampshire based non-profit organization providing access to medical care for uninsured adults, prescription assistance for low-income families and home visiting/health coordination services for children. Prior to the creation of SeaCare, many private health professionals provided free care to low-income people. Unfortunately, inequities in the distribution of free care to patients burdened some health professionals more than others since they had no systematic way of determining who was truly in need. In response to this issue, a community task force was formed in the late 1980′s (comprised of health and human service providers), to address the needs of the uninsured in the Seacoast area. Their idea was to develop a coordinated system to screen and refer indigent uninsured patients through a pro bono volunteer physician network with Care Coordination services provided by the agency. After three years of planning, “Project GoodHealth” received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJ) in 1992 to provide access to health care for children in six Seacoast towns. In 1994, Project GoodHealth evolved into SeaCare when additional funding was received from RWJ to expand medical and mental health services to adults and children throughout 21 towns in eastern Rockingham County.
SeaCare Health Services is founded on the belief that our community should provide high quality equitable health care for all. Such health care encompasses those services needed to achieve complete physical, mental and social well-being. SeaCare Health Services is devoted to ensuring that all underserved members of the community have access to optimal health care.
Here are some helpful links to other local initiatives and community partners working to improve care throughout the seacoast.