We suggest, however, that all patients carefully review their health insurance coverage prior to receiving services, particularly when major procedures or other treatment plans may result in out of pocket expense. Patients who receive insurance through a managed care plan should carefully review their coverage, as many services are not provided by their primary care provider (PCP) will require a written referral from the PCP. It is the responsibility of each patient to abide by the terms of his/her insurance policy, including obtaining referral(s) and/or preauthorization for any and all applicable services received. Dartmouth Hitchcock personnel will not know the exact terms of each patient's policy.
If you are unsure of the exact terms of your coverage, you are encouraged to call the member services department of your insurer.
Phone numbers for some of the most common insurance plans are listed below and should be listed on the back of your insurance ID Card:
|Anthem NH BC/BS*||800-225-2666|
|VT BC/BS* (From VT)||800-247-2583|
|VT BC/BS* (Outside VT)||800-457-6648|
Dartmouth Hitchcock participates with most major plans.
*BC/BS denotes Blue Cross/Blue Sheild
New Hampshire Medicaid
Patients receiving benefits under the AFDC program are strongly encouraged to contact the state CHAP office to find out about programs offered by Tufts. For information, please call:
Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene is participating with two available NH Medicaid health plans. The available plans are New Hampshire Healthy Families and Well Sense. For more information about the individual plans, please visit the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services website.
Health Insurance Marketplace
For coverage starting in 2015, the proposed Open Enrollment Period is November 15, 2014–February 15, 2015. Individuals may also qualify for Special Enrollment Periods outside of Open Enrollment if they experience certain events.
New Health Coverage Available
Are you between the ages of 19 through 64? You may be eligible for the New Hampshire Health Protection Program. This is new health insurance coverage for low income people who qualify. Applications accepted through NH EASY beginning July 1st! Find out if you qualify by visiting the nheasy.nh.gov website
NH EASY is available on-line from 6:00 AM until 12:00 AM (Midnight) Monday through Sunday.