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Last Updated 8/25/2020

Expanded Testing

LRH has expanded our testing capabilities which allows for wider testing of our community. Expanded testing leads to early intervention and better community surveillance, which are key in controlling the spread of COVID-19. LRH has also worked diligently to secure our own rapid, in-house testing method that is being used on a case by case basis.

How to Receive Testing

LRH currently offers COVID-19 Active Infection and Antibody testing. Those seeking testing can do so in one of the following ways:

Contact your medical provider's office directly to request testing.

Your provider will generate an order for your test. Call (603) 575-6000 to register for testing and reserve a time slot.

To receive testing, patients may drive up to the designated testing spots outside of the Main Entrance/Emergency Department at LRH at their scheduled time. There are 5 designated parking spots for this purpose. Call (603) 575-6433 upon your arrival and a staff member will come out to administer the test. We ask that you please remain in your vehicle while waiting and during testing.

The provider who ordered the testing will notify you of your test results, which may take up to 72 hours.

Call 603-575-6000 to make arrangements for a virtual visit with LRH's Emergency Department.

This will also generate a provider's order for your testing. Call (603) 575-6000 to register for testing and reserve a time slot.

To receive testing, patients may drive up to the designated testing spots outside of the Main Entrance/Emergency Department at LRH at their scheduled time. There are 5 designated parking spots for this purpose. Call (603) 575-6433 upon your arrival and a staff member will come out to administer the test. We ask that you please remain in your vehicle while waiting and during testing.

LRH will contact you with your test results. You can contact LRH's Emergency Respiratory Treatment Area (ERTA) for test results by calling (603) 575-6433. Results may take up to 72 hours.

Visit LRH's drive-up testing site in collaboration with ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care and the State of New Hampshire.

No appointment or referral is required for this means of testing. The testing site is located behind the LRH campus and can be accessed from Hilltop Road. Testing is available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Please bring your insurance information with you.

Please anticipate delays for test results. Due to an increased demand in testing, results may take up to 10 days.

If you have already received testing at a drive-up testing site and are seeking information about your results, please contact ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care directly at (603) 267-0656. You can also view ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care's step-by-step instructions on How to Get Your Test Results [52 KB pdf].

Please note, as of August 13, 2020, the pop-up testing site in Lincoln, NH has closed.

For Pre-Operative and Pre-Procedural Patients

LRH has the capabilities to test surgical patients as needed to ensure the safety of our other patients and staff. Information about your COVID-19 test will be included with your pre-op instructions. The decision of whether or not you will require testing will be made by your surgeon or endoscopist and takes into account the risks associated with your specific procedure or surgery.

For pre-operative and pre-procedural patients requiring testing, LRH will utilize our rapid, in-house testing method to ensure timely results prior to your procedure or surgery.

Patients that require COVID-19 testing prior to their surgical procedure will be instructed to call (603) 575-6000 to register for testing and reserve a time slot.

To receive testing, patients may drive up to the designated testing spots outside of the Main Entrance/Emergency Department at LRH at their scheduled time. There are 5 designated parking spots for this purpose. Call (603) 575-6433 upon your arrival and a staff member will come out to administer the test. We ask that you please remain in your vehicle while waiting and during testing.

You will be asked to isolate at home from the time the test is collected until your scheduled procedure or surgery.

Costs & Insurance

Most health insurance providers will cover the cost of testing for symptomatic patients, but we encourage you to contact your health insurance to determine whether or not your specific plan will cover the cost of testing. Uninsured NH patients may be eligible for the NH Easy Testing Program. Please provide your insurance information at the time of testing and/or when making arrangements for testing.

Results

If you test positive for COVID-19, you will receive detailed instructions about your home care.

If you have received positive test results and do not have a primary care provider, please call us at (603) 575-6400 so we can help you manage your care.

For more answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and testing, please visit our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

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