North Country Healthcare Provides COVID-19 Testing Information

Consistent with the NCH Mission to provide high quality healthcare, it is critically important that patients receive the most appropriate test with corresponding response time.  Please note that only individuals who have had symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (provided by the Centers for Disease Control, and listed below) within the past seven days should receive a rapid BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 antigen test:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

In addition to testing as appropriate, members of the public should examine their routines, and ensure that the following actions are taken:  

  • Wear a face covering
  • Avoid non-essential contact with those outside of home or work
  • Wash hands regularly
  • Stay home from work, school, or other gatherings, if not feeling well
  • If not feeling well, contact a medical provider by phone
  • Get a flu shot

These measures are especially important to protect the older adults and/or those with underlying health conditions living in our community.

Individually and collectively, we remain committed to the wellbeing of our citizens.  The ongoing implementation of best practices, consultation with public health professionals, and community teamwork will help keep those in the North Country safe.

We implore everyone to play an active role to best maintain the low number of COVID-19 cases in our region.

Testing locations and times include:

Androscoggin Valley


59 Page Hill Rd, Berlin, NH

Hospital front entrance


9:30 – 11:30am, Mon – Fri

Drive-up Testing by Appointment:


Upper Connecticut

Valley Hospital

181 Corliss Ln, Colebrook, NH

Tent in hospital parking lot

Starting at 10am, Mon – Fri

Starting at 9am, Sat – Sun

Drive-up Testing by Appointment:


Weeks Medical Center

170 Middle St, Lancaster, NH

Old Lancaster Physicians

Office across the street from

the hospital

10:30am – 12pm, Mon & Thur

10am – 12pm, Tue, Wed, & Fri

Drive-up Testing by Appointment:


Testing is also available at Coos County Family Health Services

133 Pleasant St, Berlin, NH

8:30am – 4pm, Thur – Fri

Drive-up Testing by Appointment:


2 Broadway Ave, Gorham, NH

Children Only

By Appointment Only:



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