Information about COVID-19

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Due to increased COVID-19 activity throughout the State and new recommendations received from NH Department of Health and Human Services, and in alignment with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health we have recently implemented several changes listed below.

Important updates and information in this section:

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.

Community members should only use our Emergency Department for truly emergent needs. 

COVID-19 Community Food, Support & Wellness Resources

Click here for information on virtual exercise classes, virtual support groups, stress coping tools for parents and children, community food and support resources and much more!

Patient and Visitor Screening

As part of our effort to keep patients and staff healthy, beginning Monday, March 16, we will begin asking screening questions of patients and visitors at all NLH and Newport Health Center entrances.

Visitor Restrictions

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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Testing

As part of a Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and nationwide effort to address the shortage of supplies for testing and treatment, NLH is limiting COVID-19 testing to our inpatients and to those who have direct contact with patients, which includes physicians, nurses and first responders. This is a necessary measure beyond the shortage of supplies, but also ensures we are providing safe and quality care. This action further emphasizes the need for community members to strictly adhere to the isolation protocols currently in place in New Hampshire.

Elective Procedures Suspended

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, New London Hospital has suspended all elective procedures. 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.

New London Hospital is proactively reaching out to patients whose elective procedures will be delayed.

New London Hospital currently remains open and outpatient appointments, urgent, and emergency procedures continue.

Cancellations

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