COVID-19 Testing at Memorial Hospital
Memorial Hospital performs COVID-19 PCR testing for:
During a COVID-19 PCR test, a clinician inserts a swab into your nose. A positive result means that you currently have COVID-19 and can spread the disease to others. A negative result means that you most likely do not have an active COVID-19 infection. A negative test result does not mean that you are immune from the virus. Memorial Hospital does not perform the COVID-19 anti-body test.
How do I get a COVID-19 test at Memorial Hospital?
Except for symptomatic testing performed in our Emergency Department, all COVID-19 tests require an appointment to ensure patient safety and social distancing.
- Symptomatic Testing: If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, come to the Memorial Hospital Emergency Department and wait outside. Call 603-356-4946 to register for a test. You will receive further instructions at that time. All patients and visitors must wear a mask.
- Asymptomatic Testing: AN APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED FOR ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING. If you do not have COVID-19 symptoms but believe you may have been exposed OR require a test for special circumstances (such as participation in a school or work activity) call 603-356-0673 to make an appointment. Asymptomatic tests are available by appointment only at the Memorial Hospital Physical Therapy building, located on the northern end of campus. Use the north hospital entrance to access the testing area. Most insurance providers will cover the cost of the test. Uninsured New Hampshire patients may be eligible for the NHEasy Testing program.
- Pre-Operative Testing: A COVID-19 test is required for all patients scheduled for a medical procedure. Pre-operative testing is done by appointment, 72 hours prior to the procedure, at the Memorial Hospital Interval building located on the northern end of campus. Your provider will help schedule your appointment. Your procedure may be rescheduled if your test result is positive.
How do I get my test result?
Test results are available through our patient portal, MyChart. Information on MyChart registration will be provided at the time of the test. For adolescent patients (age 12-17), test results are not available via MyChart and should be obtained through their provider’s office.
What should I do if my test result is positive?
Social distancing, wearing a mask, and practicing hand hygiene are still the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Learn more about how to protect yourself and your family.