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Cheshire Medical Center now scheduling COVID-19 Community Testing Appointments

For Immediate Release
Matthew Barone

Director of Communications and Marketing
(603) 354-6921 or


Cheshire Medical Center Now Scheduling COVID-19 Community Testing Appointments


Keene, NH—As part of a new state-wide, hospital-based program, Cheshire Medical Center is a COVID-19 community testing site, as of Monday, August 10, 2020. Gov. Chris Sununu announced this initiative during a press conference on Thursday, August 6, 2020. 


Community members seeking a test can request an appointment by calling Cheshire Medical Center’s COVID-19 community testing information line at 603-354-6700  or emailing chepublichealth@cheshire-med.comFor information in Spanish, call 1-833-625-9604 and a Spanish interpreter will answer and interpret calls. For more information about requesting an appointment, go to


A provider referral is not required. Tests will not be administered without scheduling an appointment in advance.


Cheshire will bill the individual’s insurance. If the patient doesn’t have insurance, Cheshire will assist the patient with applying for the NH COVID-19 Testing Benefit. Nobody will be turned away.


Drive-through testing appointments will be scheduled Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and will take place at the West Entrance of our main campus, 580 Court Street in Keene.


“Offering COVID-19 testing as part of this program supports Cheshire’s mission to advance the health and wellness of our community and the people of the Monadnock Region,” said Cheshire President and CEO Don Caruso, MD, MPH. “We’re committed to being a great neighbor, and we take pride in serving as an integral community resource.” 


This initiative was financed under a contract with the State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of New Hampshire and/or such other funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.


To receive a translation of this information in Spanish, please email


For more information about COVID-19 testing, please visit


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About Cheshire Medical Center: Cheshire Medical Center is a Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health affiliate providing the communities in the Greater Monadnock Region a continuum of care spanning primary care and specialty medicine, to surgical services and acute inpatient care.  For over 125 years, the nonprofit Medical Center has been caring for the health and wellness of the local community through clinical and service excellence, collaboration, and compassion for every patient, every time. To learn more, visit


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