This guidance is intended to provide authorized facilities administering rapid or point of care COVID-19 tests (e.g. antigen and nucleic acid amplification tests) with instructions for reporting individual level test results to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services. Reporting of all personally identifiable information for COVID-19 test results is required by federal law and state law. The reporting of all test results is required, including positive, negative, and invalid results. Please provide information for all fields for which you have information. For technical assistance, contact the Public Health COVID-19 Operations Center at 603-271-6996, Monday through Sunday between 8am and 8pm.
For positive cases only, healthcare providers that have additional clinical and risk factor information beyond the test result are encouraged to complete and fax a Case Reporting Form .
On March 19, Governor Chris Sununu issued Emergency Order #9 , establishing the COVID-19 Emergency Healthcare System Relief Fund. The order creates a $50 million fund to provide emergency relief to hospitals and other health care providers who can demonstrate that receipt of funds is necessary for maintaining an essential component of New Hampshire's healthcare system during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
For more information, go to the COVID-19 Emergency Healthcare System Relief Fund webpage.
The New Hampshire Public Health Laboratories (PHL) now has testing capacity for COVID-19. Results take a minimum of 24 hours from receipt of clinical specimens.
To submit specimens to the NH PHL for COVID-19 testing, the guidance below for "Laboratory Testing for COVID-19" should be followed, including completion of the NH PHL Requisition.
For specimens being sent to New Hampshire Public Health Lab: Collect NP swabs and place into tube of viral transport media (VTM).
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