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Information about COVID-19

COVID-19 Information Hotline

603-650-1818

Important updates in this section

COVID-19 Testing

If you are experiencing cough, fever or shortness of breath and have concern that this might be COVID-19, please call your primary care provider for a risk assessment.

If you do not have a primary care provider, please call the state at: NH: 2-1-1, in Vermont: call 2-1-1 or 866-652-4636 toll free in Vermont, or 802-652-4636 from outside of Vermont.

Visiting our facilities during COVID-19

As part of our effort to keep patients and staff healthy during COVID-19, our visitor guidelinees are frequently changing. Please review our visitor guidelines prior to your visit to ensure you are aware of the latest policy in effect. 

Please review our visitor guidelines.

 

Procedure delays for patients

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) will begin to delay some elective procedures starting Monday, March 16, 2020. A nationwide shortage of critical supplies is forcing D-HH, and hospitals across the country, to strategically focus on maintaining the availability of supplies and equipment during this challenging period.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health organizations are proactively reaching out to patients whose elective procedures will be delayed. Any patient not receiving a call about their procedure should arrive as scheduled. Doctor's appointments and well visits are not impacted. All D-HH hospitals remain open and outpatient appointments, urgent, and emergency procedures continue.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health reminds everyone to practice good public health habits, including maintaining social distancing, frequent washing of hands, and staying home if sick.

Personal protective equipment donations

Yesterday, the White House announced a call-to-action for anyone who can donate any expendable personal protective equipment (PPE) to address the nationwide shortages that health care providers are facing. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) echoes the urgent local need and requests donations of masks, face shields, isolation gowns, gloves, and hand sanitizer.

Donations can be dropped off to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Service Center, Green warehouse building located at 50 N LaBombard Road North, Lebanon, NH. Drop-off items will be accepted 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday and 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday.

"Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health facilities have already made strategic adjustments to best utilize our supplies, but as this situation gains momentum we will need to address our depleting stock," said Joanne M. Conroy, MD, CEO, and President of D-HH. "No donation is too small."

For questions or if you would like to make donation arrangements for pick up/drop off at an alternative location anywhere in New Hampshire or Eastern/Central Vermont, please email PPEdonations@hitchcock.org or contact our PPE donation hotline at 603-650-4217.

 

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