, Derry, New Hampshire


March 21, 2012

Health Happenings


Swiesz Family Chiropractic LLC, 320 Sandown Road, Unit 3 in East Hampstead, sponsors a free massage program for local companies. Dr. Swiesz is offering local employers an opportunity to offer 10-minute chair massages for their employees on the job site. Call Cheryl, program coordinator, at 475-5673.

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, 4 Birch St. in Derry, has new hours and offers teen walk-in hours on Wednesdays. Private insurance and Medicaid are welcome for services and contraceptives dispensed on-site. Emergency contraception is available over the counter for adults and with a prescription for minors. New hours are Monday through Wednesday, noon to 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday Teen Walk-in hours are 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 434-1354 or visit

Greater Derry Community Health Services Inc., is a community-based primary health care program that assists low-income, uninsured residents. For those who do not have health insurance, cannot afford the costs of commercial coverage and are not covered by Medicaid or Medicare, Greater Derry Community Health Services may be able to help. It is a primary health care and prevention program for low-income, uninsured residents of Atkinson, Chester, Danville, Derry, Hampstead, Londonderry, Plaistow, Salem, Sandown and Windham. CHS provides access to affordable care, medication and other necessary services including oral health when needed. All inquiries are confidential. Call 425-2545 or stop by the office at 41 Birch St. in Derry from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Joseph Hospital Lifeline, provides personal response services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to seniors in Greater Nashua. The service provides quick assistance whenever personal support is needed, especially in a medical emergency. By pushing a lightweight, waterproof button that can be worn around either the neck or the wrist, a subscriber is immediately connected to a trained monitor who has instant access to the caller's complete health history and will quickly link each subscriber to the care they need. Call St. Joseph Hospital Lifeline at 866-674-9900, ext. 4333.

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