4 / 30 / 2022

Urgent Access Clinic Opening May 23, 2022

NCH will open an Urgent Access Clinic on May 23, 2022 in the Anderson Building at 57 Prospect Street to offer easy and convenient medical care for non-life-threatening conditions. 

Beginning May 23, urgent access appointments will be available Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Appointments can be made through Mass General Brigham’s Patient Gateway. Log-in to your Patient Gateway account and look for “Find Urgent Care Center” under the “Find Care” menu option to schedule your appointment.

If you cannot make an appointment online, call 508-825-1000 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Urgent Access appointments are intended for a range of symptoms, including:

  • Coughs, colds, or sore throat
  • Ear and eye infections
  • Fever
  • Minor injuries (scrapes, cuts, minor burns, sprains)
  • Muscle/back pain
  • Rashes
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Tick bites
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vaginal infections, such as yeast infections

Read more about Urgent Access at Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

4 / 21 / 2022

Celebrating Our Island Nurses

At Nantucket Cottage Hospital, over 100 nurses provide high-quality, compassionate care to keep our island healthy. Their skills and expertise are here for you and your family when you need them.

12 / 22 / 2021

Meet the Alario Family

(November 2021) When Abby and Bob Alario decided to start a family, they wanted their medical care delivered with compassion, kindness, and a sense of community. After careful planning and consideration, they knew the best place to meet their needs was Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

“We had lots of friends and family members that have had babies in major cities and realized a lot of hospitals treat labor and delivery like a factory line and don’t provide dedicated care,” said Bob. “We wanted something more, and we are so grateful we chose Nantucket Cottage Hospital.”

As it turns out, Abby’s delivery was more complicated than anyone expected. After 10 hours in labor, Abby was rushed to the operating room for an emergency c-section, where Jack Sampson Alario was safely delivered. (more…)

10 / 14 / 2021

Medicare Part D Open Enrollment

(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.

9 / 22 / 2021

Flu Shot Clinic – 2021

(November 2021) Nantucket Cottage Hospital is currently offering flu shots at the Anderson Building at 57 Prospect Street, every Tuesday, Thursday and 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+.