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COVID-19 Update

Although Governor Sununu has announced he will not renew the State of New Hampshire’s mask mandate that expired on April 16, 2021, Exeter Health Resources and its affiliates; Exeter Hospital, Core Physicians and Rockingham VNA & Hospice will continue to require all staff, patients, and visitors to wear a surgical mask at all times at or within any of our off-site practice locations and while on the campus of Exeter Hospital.  Further, all additional safety precautions remain in place including social distancing and frequent handwashing hygiene.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Core Physicians encourages it’s patients and all NH residents 12 and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Please visit www.vaccines.nh.gov or call 2-1-1 to get started.

Please be sure to check answers to frequently asked questions about NH's COVID-19 vaccination process.

 

Update Your Medical Record - Show us your COVID-19 Vaccination Card

If you are a patient of Core Physicians and have not shown us your completed COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, please do so at your next appointment or by completing this Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Form. We will then update your medical record with this information.

Links
Answers to frequently asked questions about NH's COVID-19 vaccination process
COVID19 Vaccine Fact Sheets: Pfizer pages 1-6 Moderna pages 7-11


Visitor Policy

The health and safety of our patients and staff remain our highest priority.

  • We are screening everyone (including employees, visitors and vaccinated patients) who enter our facilities. We will ask you a series of questions regarding your health.
  • We are requiring everyone to wear a mask, including patients, clinicians and staff. This is on the hospital campus and at our offices. You may wear your own surgical grade or better (N95) mask or we will provide one for you and it must be worn at all times. No cloths masks are allowed.
  • We have redesigned our processes to keep you socially distant during your visit. You will see we have clearly marked our elevators, common areas and waiting rooms to ensure proper spacing. (We may ask you to check-in online for your appointment and wait in your car at some offices until we text you to come in). 
  • We are taking extraordinary measures to continually clean and disinfect our facilities, especially high touch areas and rest rooms.
  • If you are having a surgical procedure, a colonoscopy or other complex procedure, your physician will determine if you need to be tested in advance for COVID-19. This is to ensure there is no associated risk or impact to your recovery.
  • We are allowing one visitor, including children over the age of 2 to accompany patients to their appointment. (exceptions to the number of visitors over the age of 2 can be made if agreed to by the office in advance of an appointment). As always, everyone including children must be screened for symptoms and wear a mask.

COVID-19 Testing

We no longer operate as a state funded COVID-19 testing facility.

If you have a Core Primary Care Physician or Pediatrician, please call the office directly to assist in your testing needs or contact your local pharmacy.

If you do not have a Core Primary Care Physician or Pediatrician, please contact your local pharmacy for assistance.

Charges you may incur with COVID-19 testing
Charges Associated with COVID-19 Testing

We are currently offering the Abbott BINAXNow rapid test for patients meeting the following criteria: Symptomatic, per CDC guidelines, with symptom onset within past 7 days. You will be triaged through our algorithm to determine if the test that is right for you and your current situation. The rapid test, while quick turn around, does not provide reliable results for asymptomatic or patients with symptoms outside of the 7 day window.

Changes in Service.


COVID-19 Patient Resources

For COVID-19 Positive or Suspected Patients

  • What to do if You Are Sick>  Click Link   Open PDF
  • 10 Ways to Manage Symptoms at Home>   Open PDF
  • CDC - Cleaning & Disinfecting Homes of Suspected or Confirmed Cases of COVID-19>  Click Link
  • Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation>  Click Link
  • What Should I Do If...>  Open PDF
 

Other COVID-19 Recommended Resources

As a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases such as COVID-19, including:
  • 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, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Links
CDC - COVID-19 Vaccine
CDC - Considerations for Wearing Masks
CDC -
Handwashing guide
CDC - View Videos on the Coronavirus Disease 2019