Drive-Up COVID Testing Sites Adjust Days of Operation to Accommodate Demand
June 5, 2020
Active Infection & Antibody Testing Available in Lincoln and Littleton as a Result of Littleton Regional Healthcare and ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care Partnership
Littleton Regional Healthcare (LRH) and ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care, a New Hampshire based urgent care company, have partnered to make COVID-19 Active Infection and Antibody Testing available to the Littleton and Lincoln/Woodstock areas and surrounding communities. Collaborative efforts between the two organizations have resulted in expanded testing capabilities for the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
The two organizations launched the drive-up testing site in Lincoln in early May and expanded their partnership by opening the Littleton site later in the month. Both testing sites have updated days of operation to accommodate the level of demand for testing.
The Littleton testing site, located behind the Littleton Regional Healthcare facility at 600 St. Johnsbury Road, is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9AM - 5PM. Follow signs along St. Johnsbury Road, turning onto Hilltop Road to access the rear of the LRH campus.
The Lincoln testing site, located the Kancamagus Recreation Area at 62 Forest Ridge Drive, is open Tuesday and Thursday, 9AM - 5PM. Follow signs for "COVID Testing".
Both COVID-19 active infection testing (nasal swab) and COVID-19 antibody testing (blood draw) are available at both locations. Patient identification and insurance information (if available) will be required to complete registration; however, insurance coverage is not required to receive the test. Most insurance providers are covering the cost of COVID-19 evaluation and testing. Individuals are encouraged to contact their insurance provider to determine coverage prior to their visit. If you are a New Hampshire resident and are uninsured, or if your insurance does not cover testing, the state of New Hampshire will cover the cost. Those who reside out of state can receive testing for an out of pocket cost of $139, plus a separate lab fee billed by Quest.
Those seeking COVID-19 testing can drive up during operating hours; no appointments or outside referrals are needed. Individuals will be instructed to remain in their vehicles until greeted by a staff member and provided instructions to begin the registration process. Once registered, the onsite medical team will gather some additional information and provide a quick evaluation, which is shortly followed by COVID-19 testing. Test results can be expected within 5-7 days, but may take longer in some cases. Please note, these are COVID-19 testing sites only. Anyone who is actively showing symptoms will be directed to Littleton Regional Healthcare’s Emergency Department Respiratory Treatment Area for thorough evaluation.