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Covid Testing

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing

About Our COVID Testing

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital offers easy, professional and safe access to COVID-19 diagnostic testing to patients.

If you have a Wentworth-Douglass/Wentworth Health Partners or Mass General Brigham primary care provider, please contact your provider's office for the most efficient scheduling. Please note that you must have a scheduled appointment to receive a COVID-19 test. 

Thank you for your trusting Wentworth-Douglass with your care.  


 

To Schedule a Test:

  • Testing must be scheduled.
  • If you have a Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Wentworth Health Partners, or Mass General Brigham (formerly Partners) primary care provider, please call your provider’s office to schedule your COVID-19 test. Please note you must have a scheduled appointment to receive a COVID-19 test. 
  • Other community members are encouraged to visit pharmacies, and other retail locations where COVID-19 tests have become widely available.

What to Expect:

  • Please arrive at our drive-thru testing site at 789 Central Avenue (lower parking garage) in Dover at your scheduled time.
  • You will remain in your car throughout the testing process.
  • We will collect a specimen from your nose gently and efficiently by placing a thin swab into one side of your nose. 
  • We currently run a diagnostic PCR test.
  • Rapid Antigen Tests are available for certain patients at Express Care or the Wentworth Health Partners Respiratory Illness Clinic. Read more here.

Results:

  • Results are typically available within 3 days.
  • Sign up for our Patient Gateway Portal to receive your test results as soon as they are ready. Otherwise, negative results will be reported by mail.
  • All patients with a positive COVID-19 test will be called by a member of our clinical team.

Cost:

  • Some health insurance companies limit coverage for COVID testing. Please verify with your insurance company which reasons for COVID testing are covered.
  • Uninsured patients and patients with limited benefits for COVID-19 testing may be eligible for coverage through NH Medicaid's COVID Testing Only group.
  • Complete the NH Easy Form for COVID Testing-Only coverage through Medicaid. (Must be NH resident; no income restrictions.)

Holiday Hours

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location

Lower Parking Garage
789 Central Avenue, Dover, NH

Directions from Central Avenue

  • Enter the hospital campus from the North Entrance-Walker Way (near the Emergency Room & Wentworth Home).
  • Take your first left, across from the Emergency Room entrance
  • Follow the road down the hill and follow the signs to take a right.
  • Follow the signs for the COVID-19 Drive-Thru
  • Stay in your car. A staff member will come to your car to perform the test.

Request your COVID-19 test today

If you have a Primary Care Provider (PCP) in the Wentworth Health Partners (WHP) or Mass General Brigham networks (MGB), please contact your PCP's office to request a test.

If you do not have a PCP within the WHP or MGB networks, we encourage you to visit pharmacies, and other retail locations where COVID-19 tests have become widely available.

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