NCH COVID-19 Testing Information

North Country Healthcare Provides COVID-19 Testing InformationCOVID-19 Testing

Consistent with North Country Healthcare’s mission to provide high quality healthcare, it is critically important that patients receive the most appropriate COVID-19 test with corresponding response time. Please not the only individuals who have had symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (provided by the Centers for Disease Control, listed below) within the past seven days should receive a rapid BinaxNOW COVID-19 antigen test:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

In addition to testing as appropriate, you should examine your daily routines and ensure that the following actions are taken:

  • Wear a face covering .
  • Avoid non-essential contact with those outside of home or work.
  • Wash hands regularly.
  • Stay home from work, school, or other gatherings, if not feeling well.
  • If not feeling well, contact a medical provider by phone.
  • Get a flu shot.

These measures are especially important to protect the older adults and/or those with underlying health conditions living in our community. Individually and collectively, we remain committed to the well-being of our citizens. The ongoing implementation of best practices, consultation with public health professionals, and community teamwork will help keep those in the North Country safe. We implore everyone to play an active role to best maintain the low number of COVID-19 cases in our region.

To schedule a COVID-19 testing appointment, please call the number listed for your choice of location:

Weeks Medical Center
170 Middle Street, Lancaster
Old Lancaster Physicians Office across the street from the hospital
10:30am – 12pm, Monday & Thursday
10am – 12pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday
Drive-Up Appointments: 603-788-5095

Androscoggin Valley Hospital
59 Page Hill Road, Berlin
Hospital front entrance portico
9:30 – 11:30am, Monday – Friday
Drive-Up Appointments:  603-915-6190

Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital
181 Corliss Lane, Colebrook
Tent in hospital parking lot
Starting at 10am, Monday – Friday
Starting at 9am, Saturday – Sunday
Drive-Up Appointments: 603-388-4259

Coos County Family Health Services
133 Pleasant Street, Berlin
8:30am – 4pm, Thursdays and Fridays only
Drive-Up Appointments: 603-752-2040
and
2 Broadway Ave, Gorham,
Children Only
Appointments: 603-466-2741

When you call for an appointment, you will be asked about your insurance information. The current maximum charge for a COVID-19 test and collection for all North Country Healthcare affiliates is $208. Most health insurance plans cover testing for COVID-19 without a copay, coinsurance, or deductible. If you do not have insurance or have a health insurance plan that does not fully cover the cost of testing, you may have access to cover the costs of testing via a New Hampshire Medicaid limited COVID-19 testing benefit. To apply online for the testing benefit, please visit NH EASY at nheasy.nh.gov and click on “COVID-19 Testing.” You may also ask for assistance with applying for the Medicaid testing benefit at each testing location when you call for your appointment.

You may also contact a financial counselor at the testing locations to inquire about financial assistance for COVID-19 testing. Click on the links below or call the phone number provided.

Weeks Medical Center Financial Assistance. Phone: 603-788-5354

Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital Financial Assistance. Phone: 603-388-4324

Androscoggin Valley Hospital Financial Assistance. Phone: 603-326-5628

Coos County Family Health Services. Phone: 603-752-3669 x 4016