December 21, 2021
COVID-19 vaccines and boosters
We are committed to helping support the state's vaccination plan to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible. We understand the confusion, worry, and frustration as COVID-19 cases are on the rise. While we are all tired from the back and forth that COVID-19 brings, one thing remains constant: vaccines save lives.
Speak with your health care provider and visit the FAQs from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health.
COVID-19 community testing and helpline
APD is pleased to partner with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to provide COVID-19 testing to our community and help limit the spread of infection. A provider referral is not required for testing, however an appointment must be scheduled. Community members, please call to request an appointment. Learn more in our COVID-19 Community Testing section.
Monoclonal Antibody Therapy
The monoclonal antibody clinic at APD offers outpatient treatment of COVID-19 in patients with mild to moderate symptoms who are at risk for severe disease. Patients must be referred for therapy by their health care provider.
Our emergency services, Multi-Specialty Clinic, and hospital are here to provide care
Providers at the Multi-Specialty Clinic (MSC) are here to answer questions, to provide COVID-19 risk assessments, and to provide referrals for testing. This is done by appointment only and not as a walk-in service. Emergency services are here for any health emergency but they do not perform routine COVID-19 testing. Here's what to expect when we see you next.
Visitor policy and mask guidelines
Our campus has a frequently-updated visitor’s policy that you should be aware of before coming for your appointment, procedure, or surgery. Following the CDC recommendations to reduce asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic transmission of COVID-19, all APD employees, patients, and approved visitors over the age of two are required to wear a mask while on campus. Please view details.
Please visit the “Coronavirus Self-Checker” from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Simply click on the words “Coronavirus Self-Checker, click here to begin” in the middle of the CDC page. The purpose of the Self-Checker is to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care and we hope you find it helpful.
How to protect yourself
Please take these steps to protect yourself from COVID-19. They include avoiding exposure, washing your hands, social distancing, covering your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces every day. You may also check the risk levels of counties in the United States from Global Epidemics, a service of the Brown School of Public Health.
What to do if you are sick or caring for someone who is sick with COVID-19
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, you should follow these guidelines to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and in your community.
Always call 911 if you have a medical emergency
If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the operator that you have or think you might have COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before medical help arrives.