Your Health & Safety Is Our Top Priority
YOUR HEALTH IS EVERYTHING
Your healthcare providers at Huggins Hospital want to make sure you are still getting the care you need, so if you do not feel well or are in need of a check-up, please call us so we can find the best option for you. If you need establish with a primary care office, you can call our PATH Specialists at 603.569.7669. Or you can find your office's number here:
Find my Doctor's Office Phone Number
TESTING FOR COVID-19 and HOW TO ACCESS TEST RESULTS
Anyone can have a COVID-19 test at Huggins Hospital regardless if they have symptoms or not. Huggins Hospital has been operating a successful Drive-Up for COVID-19 Testing since March of 2020.
To access testing, please call our COVID-19 Hotline at 603.569.7558. Our Hotline staff will help arrange a provider order for testing and can schedule testing at our on-site Drive Up with our highly-skilled clinical staff.
Quarantine: If you are needing testing for COVID-19, you must isolate/self-quarantine prior to your test and after your test as you await your result. The CDC provides information regarding what you can do to prevent the spread when you are sick with COVID-19 or think you may have it.
Accessing COVID-19 Test Results: When you register for an appointment to have a COVID-19 test, our staff will ask for your e-mail address. If you provide your e-mail address, you will receive an invite to one of our online patient portals. Your COVID-19 test results will be in this portal as soon as they are available. If you didn't provide your e-mail address and would like to add it now, you can call the COVID-19 Hotline and inform them. If you've set up an account, you can access the portal directly here: Huggins Hospital Patient Portal.
COVID-19 Hotline: 603.569.7558
COVID-19 MONITORING PROGRAM
We have developed a special monitoring program for our patients who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The purpose of this program is to provide education, monitoring, triage, and guidance to our patients as they care for themselves at home. Our goals for this program are to monitor patients to catch any escalation before it reaches critical levels and to provide an extra resource to our patients.
Thanks to donations from Meredith Village Savings Bank as well as Richard and Michael Tasker, we will mail each patient a free pulse oximeter for home monitoring of O2 sats. We will also provide over-the-counter medications to those who cannot afford to purchase them on their own.
Patient Intake Packet: If you have been contacted by our COVID-19 Monitoring Program Team, you can access your intake packet here. If you have any questions about this packet, you can contact our team at 603.515.2930.
We are here for you and are happy to partner with you to monitor your health.
FACTS AND INFORMATION
- Vaccine Information: Please visit our webpage dedicated to information about the SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine.
- Local: Please see our information on this page for details about COVID-19 Testing, Quarantine, Hospital Visits, Guidance for Local Organizations, and about how Huggins Hospital is prepared. See below for recent news and public information:
- First Employees Receive Vaccine (Dec. 21, 2020)
- Huggins Hospital Offers Advice for Safe Holidays (Nov. 19, 2020)
- When to be Tested for COVID-19 (Nov. 16, 2020)
- Huggins Hospital and State Leaders Stress the Risk to Healthcare Staff and Operations during COVID-19 Spike (Nov. 12, 2020)
- Huggins Hospital Warns of Increased Local Community Transmission of COVID-19 (Nov. 2, 2020)
- National: You can find trusted information regarding COVID-19 from the CDC. Learn more about how you can you help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and what you can do to prevent the spread when you are sick.
- State: You can also find statewide information from the NH Department of Health and Human Services through their website and press releases.
During this pandemic, we continue to coordinate with NH DHHS as well as other agencies to do our part in mitigating and containing the spread. It will take effort from all of us. Here is how you can help:
- Seek testing if you are ill and feel you may have COVID-19.
- Wear a cloth mask.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (this may be longer than you think so try it one time with a timer to see how long it feels).
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Avoid being within 6 feet (close contact) of others.
ACCESSING HUGGINS HOSPITAL DURING COVID-19
Huggins Hospital and our Primary Care and Specialty Care locations in Wolfeboro, Ossipee, Tamworth, Moultonborough, and Alton have always taken precautions to ensure your safety. In addition to the adoption of Telehealth practices, we have also implemented a new Patient Safety Plan for appointments at the hospital and at all office practices. Our goal is to provide patients with the care they need in the safest manner possible, both in and outside our facilities.
What is new?
- TELEHEALTH is available for primary care, specialty and rehabilitation services for those who cannot see us in person. Read more here: Telehealth Options.
- VISITATION: We have implemented changes to our visitation and entrances. Everyone will be screened and required to wear a mask. Please read more in our announcement.
- PATIENT SAFETY: Huggins Hospital is providing both patients and staff with added measures of safety and social distancing as part of a new Patient Safety Plan. Read our plan.
HUGGINS IS YOUR SAFE HEALTHCARE OPTION
As a healthcare organization, Huggins Hospital has many plans in place that support preparedness and response to challenges like COVID-19 is presenting. Huggins Hospital is currently working closely with other hospitals, the NH Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC and other agencies to monitor and respond to COVID-19.
In response to COVID-19, we continue to plan and adjust as needed. We have the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) needed and we have space for isolation and care for people with infectious diseases that allows us to care for others, safely, in other areas of the hospital.
We have comprehensive internal surge procedures to allow us to increase our bed capacity to fit the need in our community. Our Incident Command team has also planned, along with our local emergency management partners, for the possibility of a surge above our capacity that requires an Alternate Care Site (ACS).
You can read past information regarding our initial planning (from April 2020) here: How Huggins Hospital Prepares for Possible Surge due to COVID-19.