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REVISED COVID TESTING AND VACCINATION SITE SCHEDULE
Location for both Covid vaccine clinic and Covid testing is in the drive-up modular unit in the east employee parking lot of North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport.
Monday, Thursday, Friday 12 noon to 4 pm
Tuesday – 2 pm to 6 pm
Wednesday – physician requisition testing by appointment, no walk-ins for testing or vaccine
Register online for testing through the state website: https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/testing/where-get-tested or walk-ins Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri are welcome
There is no preregistration necessary for the Covid vaccine clinic. NCH offers Moderna vaccine only for individuals 18 or older, first or second doses.
If you wish to speak with a nurse regarding COVID-19 questions between the hours of
8 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday call our Covid resource line – 802-334-4139
Important Visitor and Vendor Information
Revised visitor policy as of June 18, 2021
Outpatient appointments (Primary Care, Specialty Clinics, Lab, Diagnostic Imaging, etc..): Every patient may have one support person with them.
MedSurg/ICU: Visiting hours will be from 12 noon 8pm. Visitors are encouraged to enter through the ED entrance. Please limit to 2 visitors per patient at a time.
Emergency Department: Every patient may have one support person with them.
Maternal Child Health visitors: Visiting hours will be from 12 noon to 8pm. Visitors are encouraged to enter through the ED entrance. Please limit to 2 visitors at a time. In addition, every laboring mom may have one support person and an additional fully vaccinated support person while laboring.
Surgical Services: Every patient may have one support person with them. A support person may be allowed into Preop and PACU. Support persons may wait in the Surgical Services waiting room while the patient is in surgery.
End of Life Care: The patient care team will manage visitation decisions.
With Coronavirus (COVID-19), the care of our patients, visitors and caregivers remains our top priority. North Country Hospital is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments in partnership with our state health department and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and include:
- Shortness of breath
What can I do to protect myself and others?
Public health officials recommend the following steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including influenza and COVID-19:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
- Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often, using either soap and water or alcohol-based hand gel for at least 20 seconds
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Stay informed by visiting our Vermont Department of Health COVID-19 website.
Another valuable resource for you and your family is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).