Your Health & Safety Is Our Top Priority
YOUR HEALTH IS EVERYTHING
Here at Huggins, we prioritize providing patients with the healthcare that they need, in the cleanest and safest environments. Patients that delay addressing medical conditions could face longer and far more complicated recoveries. That is why we offer many safe and convenient ways for you to connect with your doctor. 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 look for your office's number with the link below:
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 asked 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.
FACTS AND INFORMATION
- 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.
- 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.
TESTING FOR COVID-19
Huggins Hospital has been operating a successful Drive-Up for COVID-19 Testing since early March. To access testing, please call our COVID-19 Hotline if you have symptoms at 603.569.7558. Our Hotline staff will provide a screening over the phone, arrange your provider order for testing and schedule testing at our on-site Drive-Up with our highly-skilled nurses.
You may be asked to self-quarantine due to your symptoms and level of risk. You will have contact information in case you need to access medical care during this time. 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.
During this public health situation, we continue to coordinate with NH DHHS as well as other agencies to do our part in mitigating 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.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing.
- Cough into your elbow.
- 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.
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. Our staff have completed refresher trainings and are prepared for the potential for increases in COVID-19 cases in the future. 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.
NH has implemented a 24/7 hotline for you to get answers to general questions regarding COVID-19. Please diall 2-1-1 for assistance! Remember to always call your healthcare provider prior to entering any healthcare facility if you suspect you have COVID-19. You can also contact your Huggins Hospital Provider or call our COVID-19 Hotline if you have symptoms: 603.569.7558.