Help for Children with Chronic Health Conditions & Support for their Families

To be eligible to receive Partners In Health services a family must live in Strafford County and have a child age birth to 21 with a chronic health condition, such as:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Any Ongoing Illness or Physical Disability

We help families by:

  • Identifying needs
  • Connecting families to resources and services
  • Providing respite, social and recreational opportunities
  • Collaborating with schools, health care providers and other community agencies

For more information on Partners In Health, contact Community Partners’ Partners In Health Coordinator at 603-516-9300. The program is administered by Special Medical Services in Concord NH. Special Medical Services works in collaboration with all of the statewide NH Partners In Health programs to provide NH families with health resources information and support services.

Eligibility Criteria for the NH Partners In Health Program

Families in NH may be eligible for NH Partners In Health services if they have a child (birth to 21) with a chronic health condition that:

  • Is expected to last 12 months or longer, AND
  • Affects the child’s ability to function daily, and/or
  • Requires frequent and intensive medical care, AND
  • Is not a developmental disability, mental illness, obesity or dental condition alone


Can be addressed to the NH Family Support Coordinator for Strafford County at 603-516-9300, or the Special Medical Services central office at 1-800-735-2964 or 603-271-4488.