COVID-19 Testing Information

Free at-home tests

You can order 4 free at-home (antigen) COVID-19 tests from the federal government.

What should you do if you test positive for COVID-19?

If you test positive, you should stay home. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. Learn more about symptoms and when you should seek medical care.

Drive-thru testing

Drive-thru testing is available for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) primary care patients and for D-HH employees and their families at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord, Manchester, and Nashua.

Calling to report a positive home antigen test result?

If you have a positive home antigen test result you do not need to schedule a confirmatory PCR test. If you have symptoms and a negative home antigen test result, you can schedule a confirmation PCR test via myD-H or by calling the COVID Hotline.

Appointments are required for all drive-thru testing locations:

  • DHMC patients (Lebanon): Schedule your appointment using your myD-H account. If you don’t have a myD-H account call the D-H COVID-19 Hotline at 603-650-1818.
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord, Manchester, and Nashua patients: Schedule your appointment using your myD-H account. If you don’t have a myD-H account, please contact your primary care provider.
  • Patients of other D-HH Locations (New London Hospital, Mt. Ascutney Hospital, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, and Cheshire Medical Center): Schedule your appointment using your myD-H account. If you don’t have a myD-H account, please contact your primary care provider.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center drive-thru testing

Drive-thru testing is available for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) employees and their families, and for patients from regional Upper Valley primary care offices. We offer testing for Dartmouth College employees who have COVID-19 symptoms.

Colburn Hill parking lot
444 Mount Support Road
Lebanon, NH 03766

Testing hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 8:00 to 11:00 am and 1:00 to 3:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am to noon

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord, Manchester, and Nashua drive-thru testing

Drive-thru testing is available for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) employees and their families, and for primary care patients in Concord, Manchester and Nashua.

Patients can schedule appointments using myD-H. If you don’t have a myD-H account, please contact your primary care provider to schedule an appointment.

Other testing resources

If you are not a D-HH patient

Call your primary care provider, who will coordinate initial screening and, if appropriate, testing though the state. If you do not have a primary care provider, and would like one, please call 800-653-0776.

If you do not have a primary care provider, call your state health department:

  • New Hampshire residents: Call the 211 state hotline.
  • Vermont residents: Call 211 or 866-652-4636 toll-free in Vermont, or 802-652-4636 from outside of Vermont.

State and community testing locations

Testing for D-HH patients with COVID-19 symptoms

A Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) provider may request testing for any patient who has COVID-19 symptoms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), any of the following symptoms may indicate COVID-19, if new and not explained by another health condition:

  • Cough
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever or chills
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Screening tests for school or work 

D-HH patients and D-HH employees and their families

For patients who have a D-HH primary care provider (PCP) and for D-HH employees and their families, we are performing screening tests that are needed for school or work.

Note: Due to limited testing capacity, we are no longer offering pre-travel testing at the DHMC drive-thru. Employees and patients who need pre-travel testing need to schedule it at other testing sites.

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center patients and D-HH employees and their family members: To make a testing appointment, use your myD-H account. If you do not have a myD-H account, call the D-H COVID-19 Hotline at 603-650-1818. The hotline is currently open for calls:
    • Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (noon)
  • Patients of all other D-HH locations: To make a testing appointment, use your myD-H account or contact your primary care provider.

Patients being admitted to DHMC

All patients being admitted to the DHMC require COVID-19 testing. This includes planned as well as unplanned admissions.

  • Most pre-procedural admission testing is being done as an outpatient prior to admission.
  • If the patient is admitted within 72 hours of a negative surveillance test, repeat testing is not necessary.
  • If it has been more than 72 hours since a negative surveillance test, repeat testing should be done on admission.
  • There is no indication to repeat a positive COVID-19 test.
  • For patients undergoing a same-day procedure at DHMC, we are not performing routine testing. In some cases, however, the provider may request testing if a positive result would result in canceling the procedure.

For health care providers: If your patient needs testing

If you are a health care provider who has a patient about whom there is concern for the possibility of COVID-19, who does not require emergency department evaluation, and has either contacted you by phone or is in an ambulatory practice, please ask the patient to don a mask and go home to self-quarantine pending further decisions on COVID-19 testing. Do not direct them to the DHMC Emergency Department.