As we begin the resumption of some of our services, including elective surgeries, we are still implementing several safety measures in alignment with the NH Department of Health and Human Services and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health.
Important updates and information in this section:
- Patient and visitor screening-Masks
- In-patient Visitation/Visitor Restrictions
- Elective Procedures Resume
- Additional Information about COVID-19
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, VT: 802-863-7240.
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Patient and Visitor Screening-Masks
As part of our effort to keep patients and staff healthy, we are asking screening questions of patients and visitors at all NLH and Newport Health Center entrances. Everyone entering the building will be required to where a mask. Patients may bring their own cloth mask and if they do not have a mask, one will be provided at the screening area.
To ensure the safety of our patients and staff from the spread of and potential exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19), NLH has restricted all visitors to the hospital, pediatrics and Newport Health Center.
Visitation exceptions will be made for end-of-life care. Parents and guardians accompanying a child (under 17) to a pediatric appointment or ED visit will be limited to one adult.
Visitor exceptions must still pass screening. Visitor permission is at the discretion of our care teams and only specific and predefined circumstances may be granted.
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Currently, New London Hospital (NLH) is providing testing for symptomatic individuals at our drive-up testing site. An order from your primary care provider is required -for appointment scheduling. Some of the key symptoms that determine this decision include fever, cough, chest congestion, significant fatigue, loss of taste or smell and shortness of breath. The NH Department of Health and Human Services opened several testing sites throughout the state, with the closest one in Claremont. Registration for these testing sites is available on this state webpage.
Resumption of Elective Procedures
As part of “Stay at Home 2.0,” New London Hospital (NLH) has resumed elective procedures.
NLH is proactively reaching out to patients whose elective procedures were postponed to reschedule.
New London Hospital currently remains open and outpatient appointments, urgent, and emergency procedures continue.
In addition we are suspending all fitness classes, community education/meetings and external group sessions until further notice. The events calendar will be updated once these activities commence: www.newlondonhospital.org/events
We are incredibly grateful to community members who volunteer their time in service to the hospital. In an abundance of caution this program is currently suspended. We look forward to welcoming our volunteers back in the future.
Additional Information and Resources
For additional information about COVID-19 relating to:
- Prevention and Treatment
- FAQs (includes information for non-English or Limited English Proficient and American Sign Language community members)
- Background and Transmission
- Additional CDC and NH Department of Health and Human Services Resources
Visit the Dartmouth Hitchcock Health website at: https://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/patient-education/coronavirus.html