COVID-19 Updates

For the latest information on COVID-19 in New Hampshire, visit the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services website. For the latest information on COVID-19 in Massachusetts, visit the Massachusetts Department of Health website.

Up to date information regarding COVID-19 symptoms, how to protect yourself, guidelines for testing and more can be found here.  

If you are experiencing symptoms:

  • If you have life-threatening symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, please call 911. 
  • If you are experiencing common symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, chills, cough, difficulty breathing, body aches, or new loss of taste or smell, please call your primary care provider for guidance. Call 2-1-1 if you do not have a primary care provider.


Visitor Policy: Updated November 10, 2020

Southern New Hampshire Health remains committed to providing safe, high-quality health care to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic in all of our locations. However, to ensure the safety of our staff and patients, visitors are limited at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. Please follow the below guidelines when planning your care:

  • Labor and Delivery: patients are currently allowed to have one (1) support person accompany them throughout their stay; that support person must remain on the unit/in the patient’s room at all times throughout the patient’s stay
  • Pediatrics: one (1) parent or guardian
  • Special Care Nursery: both parents with limited visits per day
  • ICU: visits are at the discretion of the care team and are considered only during end of life
  • Med/Surg Units: visits are at the discretion of the care team and are considered only during end of life
  • Immediate Care: visitors are prohibited from Southern New Hampshire Health Immediate Care locations; exceptions will be made for one (1) visitor to accompany a pediatric patient
  • Emergency Department: one (1) parent/guardian for pediatric patients; other visits are at the discretion of the care team and are considered on a case-by-case basis
Please note, at all Southern New Hampshire Health locations, patients with disabilities who need assistance due to the specifics of their disability may have one (1) designated support person with them. Specific needs may be due to altered mental status, intellectual or cognitive disability, communication barriers, or behavioral concerns. If a patient with a disability requires an accommodation that involves the presence of a family member, personal care assistant, or similar disability service provider who is knowledgeable about the management of their care, to physically or emotionally assist them during their hospitalization, this will be allowed with proper infection prevention precautions. 
 
To help you plan your visit to the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, please note the following:
  • You should enter through the Main entrance at 8 Prospect Street
  • Valet Parking will be available at the Main entrance (or you may park in the parking garage)
  • Please plan to wear a mask at all times, and to be screened when you enter
  • Upon your arrival, you will be given directions as to where your procedure or test is scheduled 
  • The Lobby Coffee Shop and cafeteria are open only to staff, first responders, and Birthplace support persons (with wristband)

 
Obtaining a COVID-19 Test at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center: Updated August 1, 2020

Anyone in the state of New Hampshire can be tested for COVID-19, even people without symptoms.
 
To get tested, you must make an appointment by calling 603-577-CARE (2273), Option 1.
 
Testing Center Location:
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center West Campus
29 Northwest Blvd
Nashua, NH 03063


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