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COVID Corner

Our Pledge

Our community's health is our top priority. The mission of Cottage Hospital is to strengthen the health of our community by providing accessible, compassionate, quality healthcare. In this time of uncertainty, we pledge to continue our dedication in serving our mission. 

If you are concerned you have been exposed to COVID-19, please reach out to your primary care provider for guidance. If you need to visit your primary care or an emergency department with symptoms, please call prior to your arrival. Doing so will allow the healthcare team to meet your needs in the most effective and safest way.


FAQs

Will Cottage Hospital Offer a public vaccine clinic?

Although we are eager for the community to be vaccinated, we cannot accomodate a public vaccine clinic at this time due to vaccine availability and logistics of storage.

can vermont residents get their vaccines in new hampshire and vice versa?

With this phase of the vaccination process, individuals must get their vaccines in their State of Residency. New Hampshire residents must follow New Hampshire vaccination guidelines and be vaccinated in New Hampshire.

Vermont residents must follow Vermont vaccination guidelines and be vaccinated in Vermont.

Are the guidelines for vaccination the same in new hampshire and in vermont?

No, unfortunately the guidelines are not the same from state to state. Please find the guidelines for New Hampshire and for Vermont below.


NEW HAMPSHIRE

Public Vaccination Sites:

  • Littleton
  • Lebanon
  • Plymouth
  • Lancaster

How Do I Register and Schedule an Appointment at a Fixed Site?

To register and schedule an appointment at a fixed site, residents may either call 2-1-1 or visit https://vaccines.nh.gov

 

Additional Information.

 Information about vaccine plans and distribution continues to be released by state officials; we appreciate your understanding and patience. 

You can call 2-1-1 at any time or visit the state’s vaccination information site at https://vaccines.nh.gov for the most up to date information.

Each state has its own vaccination plan.


VERMONT

How do I register and Schedule an Appointment ?

https://vermont.force.com/events/s/selfregistration

Additional Information.

Information about vaccine plans and distribution continues to be released by state officials; we appreciate your understanding and patience.

You can also call  2-1-1 at any time or visit the state’s vaccination information site at https://www.healthvermont.gov for the most up to date information.

Each state has its own vaccination plan.


Your Health is important

We ask the community to consult their primary care provider for any health related issues that may arise. Avoiding care can result in intensified health conditions in the future.  All of the area providers are diligent to ensure a safe environment for patients seeking care.

In our own primary care clinic, Rowe Health Center, we have made several provisions to promote patient safety. We continue to screen patients prior to entrance into the facility.  Masks and hand sanitization are required upon entry, patients  are socially distanced in our waiting area, and our staff wear proper PPE. Telehealth visits are also an option for many.

For urgent needs, our Emergency Department is always available. As an organization, we are prepared to meet the needs of our community in a safe manner…the community’s health is our top priority.


What to Expect When Visiting the Facility

Germ Control.
All patients entering our buildings will be asked to sanitize their hands. Hand washing is one of the most effective weapons we have against this virus.

All patients will also be required to wear a mask.

Some departments may take your temperature.

Visitation. 
Patients are entitled to designate a spouse, family member, or caregiver who may visit the facility while the patient is receiving care. A patient or a minor may have a parent, guardian, or person standing in loco parentis visit the facility while the minor patient is receiving care. 

Cottage Hospital may establish visitation policies that limit or restrict visitation when:

  • The presence of visitors would be medically or therapeutically contraindicated in the best clinical judgment of clinical staff.
  • The presence of visitors would interfere with the care of or the rights of any patient. 
  • Visitors are engaging in disruptive, threatening, or violent behavior toward any staff member, patient, or another visitor
  • Visitors are noncompliant with written hospital policy.


Scheduled Appointments.
We are working hard to ensure your safety during scheduled appointments. You will be required to sanitize your hands and put on a facemask prior to entering our buildings. Staff is required to do the same.

If our waiting areas are becoming congested, you may be asked to wait for your appointment outside in your vehicle. You will be paged using a dedicated coaster paging system.

Thank you to our Auxiliary for funding our coaster pagers!

Screenings.
For safety, we are screening all patients. You may be asked certain questions such as: Do you have a cough, fever, or shortness of breath? The CDC has indicated that cough or fever are signs of the Covid-19 illness. Asking these questions will help our staff prepare to care for you in the safest possible manner.

Guidance.
The changes mentioned above are part of a plan created based on CDC guidelines. We will continue to review the information and make changes as necessary to ensure your safety and that of our staff.


Testing Information.

We are required to provide information to our patients pertaining to testing methods used at our facility.

Please click here for antigen testing Fact Sheet. 

Please click here for PCR testing Fact Sheet.


Important Information for People Who Do Not Have Health Insurance

Medicaid COVID-19 testing provides a limited Medicaid benefit for testing and diagnosis of COVID-19 for people who do not have health insurance. 

 How can an individual apply for the Medicaid Testing Group? Individuals can fill out a simple, streamlined Medicaid application for this testing group directly filled out and processed electronically in NH EASY: https://nheasy.nh.gov/#/ and clicking on the “COVID-19 TESTING” button at the bottom of the page. Applications can also be e-mailed or mailed to individuals who choose not to or are unable to apply electronically by calling (603) 271-7373 or by e-mailing the request for application at [email protected] Please be aware that this number is only for questions related to the Medicaid application for testing coverage; it is NOT for questions about test scheduling or for test results. 

What is the time period for the Medicaid Testing Group covers? Coverage for this program is as of March 18, 2020 and will end the day the Public Health Emergency ends. The end date is TBD as of this time. Coverage is determined based on the application date. Eligibility begins: 90 days before the application date for applications submitted on or after 6/17/2020


Resources to help you and your family stay safe:

CDC Information on COVID-19

CDC Site On COVID-19

CDC On Symptoms

CDC On Protecting Yourself

CDC On Covid Frequently Asked Questions

CDC On Testing Guidelines

CDC On What To Do If You Have Symptoms

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Site for COVID-19 Updates