Capping off its 90th year in business, The Hospital Thrift Shop on Tuesday set a new record by making its largest ever annual gift to Nantucket Cottage Hospital with a $500,000 donation that will be used to acquire new medical equipment, including the future purchase of a new MRI machine, to enhance patient care at NCH.
The members of the Hospital Thrift Shop Board of Directors presented the check to Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s interim president and CEO Jeanette Ives Erickson Tuesday morning following the conclusion of a busy and successful season in business on India Street. In addition to its gift to NCH, the Hospital Thrift Shop made a separate donation of $10,000 to Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON) to help facilitate its move into a new office location. The two gifts mark the culmination of the Hospital Thrift Shop’s 90th anniversary, as the non-profit organization continued to celebrate its impact through nine decades of supporting Nantucket’s hospital.(more…)
The annual enrollment and change period for Medicare’s Part D Prescription drug plans is now open and runs through December 7th.
To get Medicare prescription drug coverage, you must be enrolled in, or join a plan run by an insurance company or other private company approved by Medicare. Each plan can vary in cost and drugs covered.
Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s Social Services Department provides free one-on-one consultations for those Medicare recipients who wish to enroll or review their current prescription plan. Due to the fact that plans can change yearly, NCH Social Services Manager Sarah Munsen advises island residents to look over their plans on an annual basis to ensure it is the best option to meet their needs.
The NCH Social Services Department is scheduling appointments through December 7th. Please call 508-825-8196 for an appointment.
The open enrollment period for the Massachusetts Health Connector, the state-based health insurance marketplace, begins Nov. 1st, 2019 and runs through Jan. 23rd, 2020.(more…)
Nantucket patients can receive a flu shot at the Nantucket Cottage Medical Group physician practice inside the new hospital by taking advantage of the following walk-in flu shot clinics.
These clinics are open to all island residents. Flu shots will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis. The Nantucket Cottage Medical Group will bill your insurance company for the cost of the vaccination.
- Wednesday, October 9 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Sunday, October 13 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 16 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Thursday, October 17 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, October 22 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 23 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 30 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 5 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Thursday, November 14 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
NCH is Offering Free Mammography Screenings to Uninsured and Underinsured Nantucket Women Over 40
Appointments will be scheduled throughout the month of October. If you are uninsured or underinsured, please call the NCH Foundation Office at 508-825-8250. Patients must provide the name of their primary care doctor as well as their Mass General Medical Record number. If you do not have a Mass General Medical Record number, please call 866-211-6588 to register ahead of time.
Nantucket Cottage Hospital ofrecerá estudios de mamografía gratuitamente a las mujers de Nantucket mayores de 40 años sin cobertura o con obertura insuficiente de seguro médico. Las citas se programarán a lo largo del mes de octubre. Si no tiene seguro médico o tiene cobertura limitada, por favor lláme al 508-825-8250 para programar una cita. Los pacientes deberían estar listos para dar el nombre de su médico de cabecera, así como su número de registro médico de Mass Gereral. Si usted no tiene un número de registro médico de Mass General, por favor llame al 866-211-6588 para registrarse con anticipación.
Free mammography screenings are made possible through generous support from the Peter M. Sacerdote Family.