Preventive Cancer Screening Programs
(Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colorectal Cancer)

Amoskeag Health has a full-time Community Health Worker (CHW) who works with patients that are due to receive preventive cervical, breast and/or colorectal cancer screenings. The CHW assists patients who are unsure about being screened or patients who are experiencing barriers to care such as difficulties with transportation, interpretation, or costs of services. Amoskeag Health is also a Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) screening site for the State of NH providing free breast and cervical cancer screening to eligible patients. We have a nurse who assists patients that may be eligible to receive free breast and cervical cancer screenings if they are uninsured. An Amoskeag Health Nurse provides education, support, and assistance to navigate through the program’s options. The cancer screening program is supported by funding from the State of NH’s Department of Health and Human Services BCCP Program and Dartmouth Hitchcock’s NH Colorectal Cancer Screening Program. Please talk to your Primary Care Provider for more information.

Amoskeag Health Optometry: Comprehensive Eye Care

Amoskeag Health offers all patients 5 years and older the opportunity to see an Optometrist for a variety of eye problems at our eye care center located at The Dr. Selma Deitch Center for Children & Teens. Amoskeag Health Optometry prescribes glasses for those patients who have visual acuity issues, performs routine annual eye screenings for diabetic patients and addresses acute ocular issues such as red eyes or ocular pain. Some patients under 18 years of age qualify for free eye glasses.

If you would like to schedule an eye exam for you or your child, please call 603-626-9500. Only Primary Care Patients of Amoskeag Health are able to be seen at the Amoskeag Health Optometry Center located at 1245 Elm Street Manchester, NH 03101.

Dental Program: Referrals and Services

Amoskeag Health provides dental assistance for primary care patients who do not have dental insurance. We have a limited amount of funding to offer restorative dental services to low income, eligible patients through a direct referral to Easterseals Oral Health Center for patients with pain, infection, bleeding, or trauma. Upon the referral of the Medical Provider, Amoskeag Health will coordinate an appointment for you at Easterseals for a cleaning, x-rays, and a consultation for a treatment plan. Please talk to your Primary Care Provider at your next visit to see if you qualify for the Dental Referral Program.

Podiatry Services

Amoskeag Health employs a Podiatrist to provide foot care to any Amoskeag Health patient. The Podiatrist performs regular services such as diabetic foot care as well as management of common podiatry problems such as ingrown toenails, bunions, callouses, infections, and other issues. Please talk to your Primary Care Provider for more information on Amoskeag Health Podiatry Services.

Special Medical Programs (SMP)

Amoskeag Health offers four unique special medical programs services including; health care coordination, neuromotor clinic, nutrition, feeding and swallowing services and child development clinics. To apply for any of the following services, click HERE.

  • Health Care Coordination: Coordinators work together with families and their health care providers and other community agencies to help obtain services for children and youth 0-21 years of age. To learn more about this program, call 603-296-9229.
  • Complex Care Network: Amoskeag Health conducts virtual or in-person consultation and collaboration to families, medical professionals, schools and other community agencies caring for children. To learn more about this program, call 603-296-9247.
  • Nutrition, Feeding, and Swallowing Services: A statewide network of pediatric nutritionists and feeding and swallowing specialists providing in-home and community-based consultation. To learn more about this program, call 603-296-9247.
  • Child Development Clinics: Child Development Clinics, located in Manchester, Keene, and Laconia, offer a collaborative special medical services program. The clinics provide expert evaluation and diagnostic services to children suspected of having a broad range of developmental difficulties, including:
  • Autism and related disorders
  • Learning disabilities and ADHD
  • Emotional and behavioral problems
  • Intellectual disabilities

Referrals are made most often by health care providers but also come from parents, schools, therapists, or childcare programs. The clinic typically evaluates children between the ages of 0-6.

To refer a child to the Child Development Clinic please contact:

Manchester, Keene, & the Lakes Region (ages 0-6 years):

Pat McLean, RN, M.Ed.
(603) 296-9249

North Country:

Anita Pelchat
(603) 788-5304

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