NCH Drive-Through Evaluation Site

Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s drive-through COVID-19 evaluation site at the main entrance of the new hospital is open daily.

The ambulatory testing criteria at our drive-through was expanded on April 29th, 2020 to include all patients with active COVID-19 symptoms. The new criteria include at least one of the following signs or symptoms consistent with a viral respiratory syndrome:

  • Subjective/documented fever
  • New sore throat
  • New cough
  • New runny nose/nasal congestion
  • New shortness of breath
  • New muscle aches or
  • Anosmia (new loss of sense of smell)

Patients who are tested will be given instructions and asked to return home to await follow-up regarding their test results and further instructions. Results can be expected within 24 to 48 hours.

To access this service, please drive in to the hospital property through the Prospect Street entrance and queue up behind any other cars that are waiting. The hours of operation are currently daily from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and are subject to change.


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3 / 16 / 2020 by


Has there been discussion about testing everyone on the island? It feels to me that could be an important way to determine and trace asymptomatic cases.

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