Family medicine includes providers who specialize in diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing wellness care of patients of all ages. Here at Mid-State we have three different types of clinicians offering family medicine:
- Medical Doctors (MD)
- Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
- Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
Family medicine is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. Family providers offer a full range of services in the primary care setting with a focus on continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family across all ages, genders, diseases, and parts of the body. Our Family Medicine Providers focus on their knowledge of the patient, emphasizing disease prevention and health promotion.
All of our providers are focused on providing a personal, comprehensive and continuing care for the individual patient.
Child Health and Wellness
Pediatricians are primary care doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing wellness care of patients of children ranging from newborns to young adults.
Pediatricians offer a full range of services for children in the primary care setting with a focus on continuing and comprehensive health care throughout the developmental cycle from newborn to young adult. Our Pediatrician focuses on treatment of the whole child with an emphasis on successful development, growth, nutrition, prevention and health promotion strategies.
All of our providers are committed to providing a personal, comprehensive and continuing care experience for the individual patient.
Internal medicine physicians are primary care doctors who specialize in diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing care of adults. They have specialized training which is very beneficial for patients with complex health concerns. They are able to treat patients over 18 years old.
Internists provide care for all levels of wellness and are very good at helping patients with more complex health issues too. Internists are often asked to act as consultants by their colleagues to address the needs of patients who have complex health issues. They spend at least three of their seven or more years in medical school learning how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect adults.
All our providers are committed to providing a personal, comprehensive and continuing care experience for each individual patient.
Behavioral Health Services
Psychologists are doctoral level professionals who work with patients to address a variety of emotional and behavior issues. They work with patients who need counseling or therapy in three general areas:
They work with patients to overcome a challenge in their lives such as a death in the family, divorce, or illness.
They work with patients who are diagnosed with a particular condition such as ADD, dementia, anxiety, depression or chronic pain.
Making Behavior Changes
They assist patients in making behavior changes to improve their overall health and wellness such as quitting smoking, improving their diet or reducing their stress.
Mid-State offers an integrated behavioral health model that offers coordination of your behavioral and physical health needs to treat the “whole” patient. Our minds and bodies are connected, which is why Mid-State offers an integrated mental health option in our primary care setting. This model offers the best opportunity for improved outcomes and proves the most effective approach to caring for people with multiple healthcare needs.
At Mid-State, you are able to access behavioral health services in the same place as your health care services which allows for your care team to work together on the most effective care plan specific to your needs. Our providers work with patients of all ages.
If you are a medical patient at Mid-State, you are able to make an appointment with one of our psychologists to address your behavioral health needs. For example, perhaps you are struggling with depression or trying to quit smoking – working with one of our behavioral health providers could help you on your way to improvement.
In our integrated model, you have the benefit of working with a Behavioral Health Provider at your regular doctor’s office. All of our providers are focused on providing a high-quality, personalized, and comprehensive care
Mid-State is committed to the treatment of the “whole” patient and the health of the mouth is essential to the general overall health of the body. Our dental team offers comprehensive dental services and will assist patients in maintaining a healthy mouth. Dental Services are led by Dr. Kelly Perry, General Dentist and her team.
Dr. Kelly Perry, DMD
Julie Phipps, RDH
Who can make a dental appointment?
New dental patients are welcome. New dental patients who are not yet Mid-State patients will need to complete a New Patient Packet prior to their first visit. Packets are available on our website, for pick-up in our offices, or call us at 603-744-6200 and we will mail one to you.
Where are the dental services located?
In our new office at 100 Robie Road, Bristol, NH
(On 104W, just past Family Dollar on the left)
What services do you offer?
We offer many preventive and restorative dental services.
Here is a list of our most popular:
- Dental Exams
- Teeth Cleaning
- Scaling & Root Planing
- Infant oral health assessments
- Simple Extractions
How much does it cost?
Fees vary by service. We accept most major dental insurances, self-paying patients and we do offer a special sliding fee scale for those who qualify.
Where can I get more information or make an appointment?
Call our Bristol office at 603-744-6200. In the meantime, make sure you brush and floss your teeth every day for good oral health.
Mid-State offers Prescription Services to assist you with all your prescriptions needs. The Prescription Services team is located in our Plymouth office and is available to ALL Mid-State Health Center Patients.
Services they provide (besides a friendly smile):
- Answer questions you have about your medications
- Refill assistance/coordination
- Finding assistance if you are unable to afford your medication
- Transferring prescriptions from one pharmacy to another
Online Refills Requests
Registered users of on Mid-State’s Patient Portal have the option of requesting refills for their prescription through their own electronic access to their health information here at Mid-State.
Already a registered user? Visit Mid-State’s Patient Portal
Discount Prescription Drug Program
As a patient of Mid-State, this program ensures that you will receive the best possible discount on ALL of your prescription medications at our participating pharmacy, Wal-Mart Pharmacy in Plymouth and Rite-Aid Pharmacies in Bristol, Plymouth, and Lincoln.
How does it work?
Patients without prescription coverage:
Patients without prescription insurance, underinsured and Medicare D patients in the “Gap or Donut Hole” will SAVE money through Mid-State’s Discount Prescription Drug Program. They will receive the lowest available cost for the prescriptions. Check with the Pharmacy Team for more information.
Patients with prescription coverage:
Your co-pays are not affected. They will be the same. However, by filling your prescriptions at our participating pharmacy you will be helping Mid-State Health Center to continue to provide healthcare services to our less fortunate community members.
How to participate in the Discount Prescription Drug Program:
Ask your provider to send your prescriptions to one of our participating pharmacies:
- Walmart Pharmacy (PLYMOUTH)
- Rite Aid (PLYMOUTH, BRISTOL, LINCOLN)
Our Health Coaches are Registered Nurses (RNs) trained to assist patients in making sustainable life improvements. They provide guidance and education in setting individualized health goals and support in identifying and overcoming barriers to reaching those goals. Patients work with a Health Coach to develop a plan based on the patient’s personal wellness goals, needs, and available resources. Through this process, patients become empowered in their own health care experience.
The Health Coach also collaborates with clinical staff and physicians to coordinate patient care and, in general, helps patients to better understand and manage their conditions and possible medical treatments. This also includes assisting with care transitions from hospitals to home, or to rehabilitative care, assisted living, long-term care, and palliative or hospice care.
They work closely with your doctor to help you reach your health and wellness goals.
Chantal L., RN
Health Coach (Plymouth Office)
Jen A., RN
Health Coach (Bristol Office)
The Health Coach works with patients of all ages and with families as a whole. If you are interested in working with one of our Health Coaches, please call to schedule an appointment. 603-536-4000
They Assist patients with chronic disease management, weight loss, and management, making healthier lifestyle choices, establishing healthy nutrition habits, non-pharmacological pain management, and stress reduction.
- Provides patient education and health coaching for improving overall health and wellness.
- Serves as a Patient Advocate and Facilitates Care Coordination
- Works with all ages and with families as a whole.
- Same-day appointments are often available.
Patient Support Specialist
Patient Support Specialist
Our Patient Support Specialist, Stacey Lembo, offers a wide array of support for our patients who may be experiencing barriers of various kinds to their medical care.
Whether it is financial, transportation or emotional stress due to their current situation, these services can link our patients to the resources they need.
Our Patient Support Specialist can also meet with individuals and families to help plan for the future; whether it is receiving counseling on Advance Directives, or long term care planning for an older adult in need of care. These services aid families and individuals in the long run because they have had the time to discuss what their needs are, what options they have and develop ways to cope with the stress that often accompanies these situations.
Here are some of the things the Patient Support Specialist can help with:
- Advance Directive and End of Life counseling
- Long term Care Planning for Older Adults and their Families
- Caregiver Support, “Powerful Tools for Caregiver’s Workshop”
- Assistance with forms and applications, such as Medicaid and Food Stamps
- Assistance with obtaining affordable Medications
- Assistance with obtaining affordable Housing
- Links to programs such as Fuel/Electric Assistance, WIC, Food Pantries, Financial Assistance and Domestic Violence Programs
- Patient Advocacy
- Information about Substance Abuse Inpatient and Outpatient programs and groups
- To make an appointment with our Patient Support Specialist, call 536-4000.
Health Insurance Marketplace
The Health Insurance Marketplace: Find health coverage that meets your needs and budget!
Open Enrollment for 2016 coverage is over. But you may still have options to get health coverage.
See if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period — so you can buy a private health plan through the Marketplace.
Apply for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) — you can do this any time of the year. If you qualify, you can enroll immediately.
2017 Open Enrollment Period: November 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017
There are three ways to explore your options and enroll, choose the one that fits you!
Visit the Health Insurance Marketplace and start your enrollment today.
- Available 24/7
- Register and Enroll
- Find Answers to Questions
- Available 24/7
- Register and Enroll
- Find Answers to Questions
If you are interested in exploring your options for affordable coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace we have trained, in-person assisters available here at Mid-State. This assistance is offered free to the community.
In-Person Assistance here at Mid-State:
Mid-State is here to help! We have trained, in-person assisters available to help you.
In-person Assisters are able to help you understand your options, help you apply on the Marketplace and can assist with questions you might have about your situation or any special enrollment issues.