Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Information
Please visit the CDC COVID-19 site for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19.
How do I get tested for COVID-19?
- View the CDC’s COVID-19 Testing page to decide which test you need.
- At-home test kits are available at local retail pharmacies.
- To schedule a PCR test at Cheshire Medical Center, call your primary care provider(PCP) at 603-354-6760 or contact them via myDH.org or the MyChart app.
- Self-scheduling for a COVID drive-through test is no longer available.
- Please wear a mask and report to Lab Registration (past the lobby of the Main Entrance) once your PCP has confirmed your appointment.
- For PCR testing at Cheshire, most individuals would receive a saliva test; to prepare:
- At least 30 minutes prior to sample collection: Avoid drinks, food, smoking, nasal sprays, teeth cleaning, and chewing gum.
- At least 10 minutes prior to collection: Do NOT consume water.
- Follow these five easy steps to collect saliva for the test: Saliva Collection Steps (PDF)
If you test positive for COVID-19
- If you test positive for COVID-19, notify your Primary Care team at Cheshire via myDH or by calling 603-354-6760
- Discuss care options and if treatment could be right for you.
- If you experience emergency symptoms, call 911 or seek emergency care. Emergency symptoms include:
- Significant difficulty breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone
COVID-19 vaccination and boosters
Visit vaccines.gov for a list of locations offering COVID-19 vaccinations near your zip code.
Or visit our vaccination page for information on receiving COVID-19 and flu shots at Cheshire Medical Center.
In most cases, we will not require healthy people to wear masks. There will be times a face mask is required. Including:
- If you have been around someone with COVID-19 or infected with this virus within the last 10 days
- If you are ill or have symptoms that include coughing, runny nose, sore throat or trouble breathing.
We are mask-friendly and continue to offer masks at no cost in our buildings. We understand that you may want any member of your care team to wear a mask when they are with you. Your care team will be happy to wear a mask if you ask them to do so.
Please review our whole Visitor and Caregiver policy
We have enhanced safety measures in place when providing in-person care. See our visitor policy to learn about your role in infection prevention at our locations.