7 / 23 / 2021

NCH Responds to Regional COVID-19 Surge

(July 22, 2021) – In response to a regional surge of COVID-19 cases, Nantucket Cottage Hospital is expanding its COVID-19 testing services for symptomatic patients or those potentially exposed to COVID-19 on Nantucket, beginning Friday, July 23rd, 2021.

Testing will be offered in the Anderson Building, across the parking lot from the main Nantucket Cottage Hospital building. Patients are asked to wait in their vehicles until they are called to enter in through the side of the building, following the signs from the parking lot. To schedule an appointment, members of the public exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms or who been exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual should call (508) 825-1000 and request COVID-19 testing.

“Nantucket Cottage Hospital will continue to respond and adapt to the needs of the community as this situation develops,” said James Lanza, Public Information Officer for the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. “The most important steps individuals can take to safeguard their own health, and the health of others in the community is still to get vaccinated, consider wearing a mask in crowded and public areas, and to follow CDC guidelines as they evolve.”

7 / 15 / 2021

The Best of the Beach

Boston Pops for Nantucket

Gather with family and friends on Saturday, August 14th at 8 p.m. for a televised special on NCTV Channel 18, the Best of the Beach, in celebration of previous year’s Boston Pops on Nantucket concerts. The program will feature a compilation of our favorite songs from Kenny Loggins in 2016, a selection from RAIN, the Beatles tribute band, from 2018, as well as songs from The Spinners who joined us at Jetties Beach in 2019.

“With the difficult news of The Pops cancellation this year, we wanted to give the community something we can all rally around in celebration of Nantucket Cottage Hospital as we look back at some of our best performances,” said Gary Shaw, President and CEO of Nantucket Cottage Hospital. “The Best of the Beach is just that, an opportunity for our community to get together in our homes, for an event highlighting the spirit of inclusivity and celebration that The Pops brings to Nantucket year after year.”

Sponsored by White Elephant Resorts, Jill and Stephen Karp, the Best of the Beach telecast will air on Nantucket Community Television Channel 18 at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 14th.

We all wish we could be together at Jetties Beach this summer for what would have been the 25th anniversary of the Boston Pops on Nantucket. Unfortunately, as the island transitions out of COVID-19 protocols, municipal resources are stretched too thin to accommodate even a scaled-down concert. Throughout the pandemic, NCH was here for the community – keeping us safe by administering over 30,000 COVID-19 tests and over 18,000 vaccinations. Now is the community’s opportunity to give back and say thanks to our frontline healthcare workers. Every gift makes a difference – from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate gifts – help us raise $2 million to cover the unexpected expenses incurred responding to COVID-19. Click here to donate now and save the date for next year, August 13, 2022!

7 / 8 / 2021

Please Participate: Behavioral Heath Assessment for Nantucket

In 2018, following a three-year, comprehensive engagement project with the Nantucket community, the Nantucket Cottage Hospital found that the most pressing health issue facing our community was in the behavioral health space.

The overwhelming response from our community, was that substance abuse, alcohol abuse and mental health disorders were amongst the most serious health concerns impacting Nantucket. Three years later, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, these issues are back at the forefront of community conversations surrounding health and well-being.

In response to the increased need for comprehensive, community-driven solutions to the mental health challenges of our island’s residents, Nantucket Cottage Hospital joined together with 13 other community organizations and leaders, to build a comprehensive behavioral health needs assessment, and find ways to best address our community’s needs.

Please help us complete this assessment by completing a web-based survey below. The survey will only take a few minutes, is available in three different languages, and will help us support and care for our Nantucket community.

6 / 10 / 2021

Update on 2021 Boston Pops on Nantucket

A statement from Gary Shaw, President and CEO of Nantucket Cottage Hospital:

(June 10, 2021) This year was to have been the 25th anniversary of The Boston Pops on Nantucket in support of the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. While we hoped to bring this event back to Nantucket this summer, after consulting with the Town we have made the difficult decision to postpone celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Pops to 2022.  All of the Island’s resources are stretched while we are re-adjusting to a post-COVID world.  It has been a difficult 15 months for NCH and the loss of financial support from the Pops presents another real challenge.  We are grateful for the support of our donors during this time.  We look forward to bringing The Pops back to Nantucket on August 13, 2022, better than ever.

6 / 2 / 2021

Safe Care, Safe Summer

(June 1, 2021) Nantucket Cottage Hospital is making the medical care you need this summer accessible, convenient, and most of all, safe, for patients with common conditions and ailments that are non-life-threatening.

Same-day appointments are available Monday through Friday. NCH is not offering the walk-in care service this summer to reduce the number of individuals in our waiting area. Call 508-825-1000 for a same-day appointment. Phone lines open at 7:00 a.m. and appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition to same-day appointments, virtual visits are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via tablet, smartphone, or computer. Download the Partners HealthCare On Demand mobile application or visit https://ondemand.partners.org/

Patients of any age with one or more symptoms of COVID-19, as well as close contacts of confirmed positive cases, can schedule a COVID-19 test by calling 508-825-1000.

Same-day appointments are intended for treatment of a range of ailments, including:

  • Coughs, colds & viruses
  • Minor scrapes & cuts
  • Sunburns
  • Asthma flares
  • Back pain
  • Illness
  • Rashes
  • Earaches
  • Infections
  • Tick bites
  • Minor bone injuries
  • Slips & falls
  • Muscle pain & sprains
  • Respiratory infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Sore throat

Nantucket Cottage Hospital is a member of Mass General Brigham, formerly Partners HealthCare. If you have never received services at an MGB facility, you must register ahead of time by calling (866) 211-6588.