COVID-19 Information

 
 

Cheshire COVID-19 Banner

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed so much in our lives. Cheshire Medical Center’s staff have been prepared and ready to meet the challenges we face now and in the future, as the health and safety of every member in our community is always our number one priority.

Thank you for doing your part to save lives

Thank you so much to our patients who postponed surgeries, tests, and appointments. You allowed us to offer our best while we prepared for the worst. Thank you to every person playing their part by staying home, social distancing, wearing masks, washing your hands, and making sacrifices that continue to help our community avoid the tragedies we have seen unfold elsewhere in the world. YOU are a big reason we have not experienced the surge in COVID-19 patients.

We also give thanks to those who have donated to our COVID-19 Fund and those who provided lunch, gifts and moral support to our staff during this stressful time. As two of our Emergency Department nurses expressed recently, our staff are truly grateful.

We are open and here for our patients.

While our services remained available for urgent needs, we did postpone elective procedures like some surgeries and screenings. We are now safely and gradually rescheduling those postponed appointments.

For information specific to COVID-19, visit our FAQ and Resources page.

Safety First

New infection prevention protocols, safety measures, and visitor policies allow us to keep everyone walking through our doors safe.

We also offer convenient virtual visits, from the comfort of your own home. This helps you reduce your exposure to the virus by reducing travel, and it helps us maintain social distancing in waiting rooms and thorough cleaning between visits.

We have the proper amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) for all staff and masks for all those entering our facilities.

Updates on Cheshire Medical Center Services

We began responsibly resuming our services in early May, and our primary care teams and all specialists are taking new appointments for both in-person and virtual visits.

If you think you may have COVID-19, please call 603-354-5400 for recommendations before seeking medical care. Our staff are available for screenings, recommendations, care and testing coordination weekdays 8 am to 5pm and weekends 8am to noon.

Immediate Care

If you need emergency or urgent medical care, our Emergency Department (ED) and Walk-In Care Clinic staff are ready to help you. We screen every patient and ensure all those with symptoms related to COVID-19 are treated in a separate area. As always, extra vigilant care is given to prevent the spread of infection.

Our ED is open, every day of the year. Call 911 in an emergency.

Our Walk-In Care Clinic is open 365 days per year and open regular hours. Please call this clinic at 603-354-5484 before arriving at our location so we can best coordinate your care.

If you think you may have COVID-19, please call 603-354-5400 for recommendations before seeking medical care.

Outpatient rehabilitation

Outpatient physical and occupational therapists are offering in-person evaluations and visits, mostly for patients with acute, urgent and emergent conditions. Many patients are enjoying virtual visits for rehabilitation therapy. Call 603-354-6631 for more information.

The rear hospital entrance is currently closed, so please plan to enter through our Main Entrance.

Diagnostic Services and Screenings

We are in the process of calling patients back to reschedule procedures and screenings that were postponed. Please call your provider to learn more about the availability of diagnostic and preventative services that were not previously scheduled before mid-March.

Surgical Services

We are beginning a phased re-opening to accommodate more time-sensitive cases and procedures.

All patients scheduled for a surgery or procedure will need a COVID-19 test two days before their procedure. The department coordinating your surgery will make an appointment with you for drive-through testing at our KARES tent. Learn more about COVID-19 testing.

The current COVID-19 situation is manageable.

Thanks to the responsible actions of Monadnock Region community members, COVID-19 cases around the region appear to be flattening. Current projections show that if current social distancing and other measures continue to be maintained, any surge that may come will not exceed our capacity to care for patients.

We remain prepared for an increase in COVID-19 cases, and are ready to continue to meet the needs of both patients with COVID-19 and those without it.

Support the Cheshire COVID-19 Fund.