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
The Open Enrollment period for 2016 is November 1,2015 to January 31, 2016. Individuals may also qualify for Special Enrollment Periods outside of Open Enrollment if they experience certain events. If you don't have health coverage during 2016, you may have to pay a fee.
You can apply online at healthcare.gov, or you may contact the following agencies:
Ruth Abbot, Cheshire Medical Center, (603) 354-5454 x2137
Planned Parenthood, Keene NH, (603) 352-6898
Service Link, Keene NH, (603) 357-1922
Cheshire Medical Center will be offering enrollment events during the following dates and times. Please call (603) 354-5454 x2137 to hold as slot, as these are not walk-in events and space is limited.
Thursday 11/19/2015, 5pm-7pm
Saturday 11/21/2015, 9am-12pm
Saturday 12/5/2015, 9am-12pm
Thursday 12/17/2015, 5pm-7pm
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.