Many NH Department of Health and Human Services Programs and Services Available Online

by Lynne Clement, Communications Specialist, Division of Public Health Services

New Hampshire families are currently experiencing challenges such as financial instability, food insecurity, and the stress of social isolation. The NH Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) is offering many services online to make sure children, families, and vulnerable adults remain healthy, safe, and connected during the COVID-19 emergency.

The Division for Children, Youth and Families and the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

The Division for Children, Youth and Families and the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services have developed new resources that provide valuable links to common resources. Supporting Child and Family Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Emergency and Supporting the Wellbeing of Vulnerable Adults During the COVID-19 Emergency offer practical guidance on how people may connect to the critical supports and services they need during COVID-19.

Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program

All of the NH Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (NH WIC) clinics are open for business through the COVID-19 emergency. The eligibility requirements remain the same:

  • Infants and children under the age of 5
  • Pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding women
  • NH resident
  • Meet income eligibility requirements

Individuals who receive Medicaid, SNAP, or TANF will automatically meet the income eligibility requirements for the program. All appointments are over the phone to maintain social distancing.

Interested persons can visit www.signupWIC.com , type in their zip code, and it will provide the phone number to call.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program and Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is available for seniors ages 60 and older who meet income eligibility requirements. During the COVID-19 emergency, all appointments are over the phone and boxes of food are loaded directly into client’s vehicles. Interested individuals should contact the Community Action Program of Belknap and Merrimack Counties, Inc. for statewide services at 1-800-578-2050.

NH Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Program

New Hampshire tobacco treatment services are still available for New Hampshire residents who want to quit tobacco products.

QuitNow-NH - (adults 18 years of age or older)
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) or fill out an enrollment form online

My Life, My Quit-NH (teens)
Call or text 1-855-891-9989 or visit MyLifeMyQuit.com

For questions or concerns about the NH tobacco treatment services, call or email the NH Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program at (603) 271-6891 or [email protected].

Family Planning

The NH Family Planning Program ensures individuals have access to high-quality reproductive, sexual and preventative health care services. Services provided include annual exams, birth control, pregnancy testing and linkage to prenatal care, STI/HIV testing & treatment, breast cancer screening, cervical cancer screening, and confidential services. All clinic locations are currently open during COVID-19. Find a clinic near you here.

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