COVID-19 Testing Now Available at Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, and Weeks Medical Center by Appointment Only
North Country Healthcare hospitals are now providing drive-up COVID-19 testing at locations in Berlin, Colebrook, and Lancaster. Under an agreement with the State of New Hampshire, Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, and Weeks Medical Center will be taking over the regional COVID-19 community testing. Previously, testing was done at the National Guard Armory in Lancaster.
New Hampshire Health Commissioner Lori Shibinette recently announced that the state is moving its community-based testing to hospitals around the state to provide broader access to testing. “The access to testing should not be an issue for anybody at all,” Shibinette said.
Effective immediately, anyone seeking a COVID-19 test can now request one by appointment only at these new testing sites. You can be tested at any site that is convenient for you.
To schedule a COVID-19 testing appointment, please call the number listed for your choice of hospital:
Weeks Medical Center
170 Middle Street, Lancaster
Old Lancaster Physicians Office across the street from the hospital
10am – 12pm, Monday – Friday
Androscoggin Valley Hospital
59 Page Hill Road, Berlin
Hospital front entrance portico
9:30 – 11:30am, Monday – Friday
Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital
181 Corliss Lane, Colebrook
Tent in hospital parking lot
Starting at 10am, Monday – Friday
Starting at 9am, Saturday – Sunday
When you call for an appointment, you will be asked about your insurance information. 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.
The test for COVID-19 at these locations will consist of a nasal swab, similar to a Q-tip. The test should take less than five minutes. The hospital providing the test will contact you with results usually in about seven days or sooner.
Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. If you are having symptoms, please quarantine until you receive your results. If your symptoms worsen, contact your primary care provider’s office. If you do not have symptoms, monitor yourself for symptoms until you receive the test results. You will be given additional instructions if your results are positive.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit CDC.gov or nh.gov/covid19.
For more information about COVID-19 testing from North Country Healthcare hospitals, please visit NorthCountryHealth.org.
This document was financed under a contract with the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services with funds provided in part by the State of New Hampshire and/or other such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.