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HEALTH RESOURCES

There are already valuable resources in our communities. As we form our Village, we will strive to coordinate with and complement the services that they already offer. This short list offers a few government resources. We will review other resources as we develop.

HOSPITALS | ADDITIONAL CARE CENTERS | MENTAL HEALTH

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL

Medicare Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment Period 2022 runs between October 15, 2021, and December 7, 2021. During this period, individuals who qualify for Medicare can renew or change Medicare policies.

For instance, if you have an Original Medicare plan but want to switch to a Medicare Advantage plan, you can do so during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period. Should you miss your Initial Enrollment Period as well as the Open Enrollment Period, you might have to pay a small penalty fee to obtain Medicare coverage.

Medicare Advantage (also known as Medicare Part C) is a different way to receive Medicare benefits. Medicare Advantage plans offer at least the same coverage level as Original Medicare but are offered by private insurance companies.

In addition to offering standardized coverage, Medicare Advantage plans include options such as prescription drug coverage, vision and hearing coverage, dental coverage, and more. These plans are particularly beneficial for those who require additional health support for hearing, vision, dental, or prescription drug coverage.

Original Medicare beneficiaries can enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period (also known as the Fall Medicare Open Enrollment Period) that runs October 15-December 7, 2021

The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period is January 1 – March 31, 2022.
If you are already enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan and want to switch to a different MA plan or want to revert to Original Medicare, you can do so during the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period

Medicare Part D is an optional plan available to all Medicare beneficiaries. The program provides prescription drug coverage and gives enrollees a discount on prescription medication.

During the Medicare Open Enrollment Period (October 15-December 7), you may:

  • Join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.
  • Change from one Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to another.
  • Drop your Medicare prescription drug coverage altogether.

Medigap insurance is supplemental insurance that can help people obtain more health insurance coverage for medical problems. Medicare Supplement plans (Medigap) covering a portion of the expenses not included by Original Medicare.

Medigap can be a good insurance policy option for people who need a little more help with the financial side of health insurance, in addition to closing health insurance coverage gaps they may have.

The best time to buy a Medigap policy is during your 6-month Medigap Open Enrollment Period (when you turn 65). During this window, you will get better prices and a wider choice among policies. Even if you have existing health conditions, insurers cannot refuse coverage or charge you a higher premium.

If you miss the initial window, Medicare beneficiaries can apply for Medigap coverage during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period (October 15th and December 7th). However, if you apply for Medigap coverage after your initial Medigap Open Enrollment Period, there’s no guarantee you will be accepted if you don’t meet the medical requirements.

There are three basic ways to enroll quickly and efficiently:
Before you start, make sure you have the information you'll need on hand.  In addition to typical identifying information (name, date of birth, marital status, etc.), you should have a list of the medications you take and the health care providers (primary care, specialists and hospitals) you currently use or prefer.  They will also have questions about health conditions and recent hospitalizations.

Service Link
https://www.servicelink.nh.gov
Aging and Disability Resource Center. Links to information and support services within the community.

NH CarePath
https://www.nhcarepath.dhhs.nh.gov
Connects you to a range of information, assistance, and care throughout New Hampshire, from caregiver resources and services for aging, disability and independent living to counseling and financial planning tools. NHCarePath also connects you to statewide partners that provide services and supports.

NH Easy Gateway to Services
https://nheasy.nh.gov/#/
Department of Health and Human Services

INFORMATION & REFERRALADDITIONAL CARE CENTERS | MENTAL HEALTH

LOCAL HOSPITALS

Portsmouth Regional Hospital
333 Borthwick Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-436-5110
https://portsmouthhospital.com/  

Exeter Hospital
5 Alumni Drive

Exeter, NH  03833
603-778-7311 
https://www.exeterhospital.com/

Wentworth Douglass Hospital
789 Central Avenue

Dover, NH  03820
603-742-5252
http://wdhospital.org/

Frisbie Memorial Hospital
11 Whitehall Road

Rochester, NH  03867
603-778-7311  
https://frisbiehospital.com/

York Hospital
3 Loving Kindness Way

York, ME  03909
207-351-2273
https://www.yorkhospital.com/

Wentworth Douglass Hospital – Pease Campus - Outpatient
67-121 Corporate Drive
Portsmouth, NH  03801
844-937-3273 
https://www.wdhospital.org/wdh/portsmouth 

Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital - Pease
105 Corporate Drive
Portsmouth, NH  03801
603-501-5500
https://www.northeastrehab.com/locations/pease/

INFORMATION & REFERRALHOSPITALS | MENTAL HEALTH

ADDITIONAL CARE CENTERS

In addition to the acute care hospitals noted above, there are these additional resources in the greater Seacoast area.

PORTSMOUTH AREA

WDH Immediate Care Walk-In,
Prompt Care Center, Pease
73 Corporate Drive (Building B)
Portsmouth, NH  03801
603-610-8051
Website
Open Monday-Friday, 7am – 7pm

ConvenientMD Urgent Care
599 Lafayette Road

Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-942-7900 
Website
Open 7 days, 8am-8pm

ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care
750 Lafayette Road

Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-427-8539 
Website
Open 7 days, 8am-6pm

Access Walk-In Injury Clinic
(Orthopaedic only)

155 Borthwick Avenue, Suite 102
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-431-3575 
Website
Open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm

EXETER AREA

ConvenientMD Urgent Care
1 Portsmouth Avenue

Stratham, NH  03885
603-772-3600 
Website
Open 7 days, 8am-8pm

Access Walk-In Injury Clinic
(Orthopaedic only)
1 Hampton Road
Exeter, NH  03833
603-775-7575 
Website
Open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm

ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care
1 Beehive Drive
Epping, NH 03042
603-734-9202 
Website
Open 7 days, 8am-8pm

DOVER AREA

WDH Express Care, Dover
701 Central Avenue

Dover, NH  03820
603-609-6700 
Website
Open 7 days, 8am-8pm

WDH Express Care, Lee
65 Calef Highway

Lee, NH  03861
603-868-8507 
Website
Open 7 days, 8am-8pm

ConvenientMD Urgent Care
14 Webb Place

Dover, NH  03820
603-742-7900 
Website
Open 7 days, 8am-8pm

INFORMATION & REFERRALHOSPITALS | ADDITIONAL CARE CENTERS 

MENTAL HEALTH

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301-3852
(603) 271-5007
https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bbh/index.htm

Seacoast Mental Health - Portsmouth
1145 Sagamore Avenue, Portsmouth, NH  03801
603-431-6703
https://smhc-nh.org/

Seacoast Mental Health - Exeter
30 Prospect Street
Exeter, NH  03833
603-772-2710
https://smhc-nh.org/

Portsmouth Regional Hospital - Behavioral Health Unit
333 Borthwick Avenue, Portsmouth, NH  03801
603-433-5270
https://portsmouthhospital.com/specialties/behavioral-health  

Frisbie Memorial Hospital - Senior Mental Health Services
11 Whitehall Road, Rochester, NH  03867
603-335-8871
https://frisbiehospital.com/specialties/senior-mental-health

NAMI - New Hampshire
85 North State Street
Concord, NH  03301
603-242-6264
https://www.naminh.org/

Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline
800-272-3900
https://alz.org/