(October 15, 2021) The annual enrollment and change period for Medicare Part D prescription drug plans is now open and runs through December 7.
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 varies in cost and coverage.
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. Please call 508-825-8196 to make an appointment. Appointments are available through December 7.
Since plans can change yearly, NCH Social Services Manager Sarah Chotkowski advises island residents to look over their plans on an annual basis to ensure it is the best option to meet their needs.
(September 2021) Beginning Tuesday, September 28, 2021, Nantucket Cottage Hospital will be offering flu shots at the Anderson Building at 57 Prospect Street, Monday through Saturday, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Appointments are required. Sign up online through Mass General Brigham Patient Gateway, or by calling (508) 825-1000.
Every year, seasonal flu vaccines help keep our community safe by providing protection against the most common strains of influenza. Most insurances cover the complete cost of the flu shot every year, requiring no co-pay for patients.
High dose flu shots are available for 65+.
Flu Shot Clinic for Individuals Age 65+
Saturday, September 25th, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Nantucket Cottage Hospital – Anderson Building
Appointments required. Sign ups begin on Wednesday, September 1st by calling the Saltmarsh Senior Center at 508-228-4490.
Nantucket Cottage Hospital, the Nantucket Council on Aging, and the Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs are joining forces to offer a seasonal flu shot clinic to Nantucket seniors age 65+.
100 high dose seasonal flu shots will be available for free and administered on Saturday, September 25th. Appointments are required, walk-ins will not be accepted. Sign up for a time slot by calling the Saltmarsh Senior Center at 508-228-4490. Registration opens on September 1st and ends on September 15th. Time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
THIS IS NOT THE COVID BOOSTER
(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. Phone lines are open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., tests on Saturday should be scheduled during the Monday – Friday business hours, and the testing center is closed on Sundays.
“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.”
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.