COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Resources

Important Update 1/22/21

Many patients received a message erroneously generated by State’s website instructing them to contact their primary care office for help scheduling their COVID-19 vaccine. The State is working to correct this glitch. DMC does not have access to vaccine registration or scheduling and cannot assist you in getting an appointment.

If you are 65+ you are automatically eligible to register during Phase 1B (which starts today). We urge you to go ahead and register online or by calling 2-1-1. 

If you are 64 or under and qualify for Phase 1B due to medical conditions, you should have received notification from DMC by email or phone, that we have already provided your confirmation to NH DHHS. The State is processing this information and will be contacting you directly in the next week or so. No further action is necessary at this time. Those 64 and under who qualify due to medical conditions will not be able to complete their registration online for the vaccine until they are contacted by the State. We understand that you may be anxious to register for the vaccine. We have been told that our patients’ info has been received by the State and they are working to start outreach today. It may be several days to a week before you hear from the State. Please know that DMC has followed all instructions that we received from the State in order to help you. Please be patient.

Once you have successfully registered, you will receive further instructions from the State to set up your vaccine appointment. The State has advised that appointments may be several weeks out.

Please reach out to the State directly with vaccine-related questions by dialing 2-1-1. 

 

January 15, 2021

At DMC Primary Care, plans are underway for the next wave of vaccinations in our fight against COVID-19, and we will continue to update you so that you know what to expect.

Beginning on Friday, January 22nd, our patients who are 65 years or older will be eligible to register for the COVID-19 vaccine at www.vaccines.nh.gov as part of Phase 1B in the State’s vaccine rollout plan. You will be able to select your appointment location, date and time. We encourage DMC patients 65 and over who live in NH to consider registering. You do not need a doctor’s order to register for your vaccine shot.  Simply provide proof of age at your appointment at one of the State’s vaccine sites.

Another group of NH patients that will be eligible under the New Hampshire’s vaccine plan are individuals that are considered medically vulnerable (defined by the CDC as having two or more of the medical conditions at higher risk for developing severe symptoms from COVID-19). DMC Primary Care has reviewed the medical records of our patients and identified those individuals that meet the State’s guidelines. We are in the process of notifying our patients who are eligible by telephone or email. This notification will be completed prior to 1/22/21.

We have already submitted information to NH DHHS for our patients who meet the guidelines for medical vulnerability. It is important for you to know that DMC did not disclose any information on specific medical conditions that our patients have (no Personal Health Information – or PHI – was shared). Beginning on Friday, January 22, the State will start contacting our medically vulnerable patients directly with information on how to schedule their vaccine appointment.

 This does not mean that you consent to receive the vaccine.  We do recommend the vaccine for all patients who are at high risk of developing severe symptoms from COVID-19, however, it is your choice whether to register to receive the vaccine or not.

Please do not contact the office for confirmation of medical vulnerability.

For COVID-19 vaccination questions, please contact the State of NH by dialing 211.


DMC is not administering vaccines, so please do not contact your provider for vaccination information. We will post any vaccine updates to this page as they occur. Please check back often.


  • NH is implementing a “phased approach” to vaccinations. Phase 1A includes at-risk frontline healthcare workers, long-term-care residents and first responders.
  • Phase 1B which begins on January 22, 2021 includes NH residents 65+ and those who are defined by the CDC as “medically vulnerable.”
  • Most high-risk groups will be given the opportunity for vaccination over the next few months.
  • The State anticipates having the vaccine more widely available by spring 2021.

If you are a DMC patient experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please call us at 603-537-1300 or request or self-schedule a telehealth appointment here.

Please CLICK HERE to view or download our current COVID-19 testing guidelines for patients. COVID-19 testing at DMC is for DMC Primary Care patients only and an appointment is required.

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All DMC Offices Are Open for In-Office Visits

See our in-office safety protocols

Please call 603-537-1300 to make an appointment or click here to request or self-schedule your appointment.

We also offer telehealth visits.

Please click here to request or book your telehealth visit or click here to learn more about telehealth at DMC. Scroll down to view our safety protocols and for links to important resources on COVID-19.

REMINDER: IF YOU SUSPECT EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 AND/OR HAVE FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS, PLEASE QUARANTINE YOURSELF AND CALL US AT 603-537-1300 FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

DMC Offers TWO Types of COVID-19 Testing

Rapid tests are for patients (including kids) who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Results are typically provided within four hours. DMC uses Quidel Rapid COVID tests, which have proven their sensitivity and accuracy in test results. COVID-19 testing performed at DMC is by appointment only.

PCR COVID-19 tests are at-home test kits that can be ordered online through LabCorp (for people 18 years and older). 11/19/20 update: Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, kits are currently reserved for individuals experiencing symptoms or those who have been asked to get tested by a healthcare provider, public health department or contact investigator. CLICK HERE to get started, and please be sure to have your insurance information on hand.

If you or someone in your family develops flu-like symptoms, it is important that you call our office as soon as possible at 603-537-1300. We can usually rule out or confirm the likelihood of COVID-19 in minutes and get you set up for an in-person or virtual telehealth visit. We understand the need for rapid confirmation of COVID-19 and we are here to provide you with sound advice on treatment.

All DMC offices have enhanced safety and sanitization protocols in place for the safety of our patients, staff and providers.

All patients will have a brief health screening and have their temperature taken either during or after check-in.

  • All DMC providers, staff, patients and visitors are required to wear a mask at all times (unless asked to remove it).
  • Hand sanitizer is available at several locations throughout each practice.
  • DMC waiting rooms allow for social distancing (and we require a minimum of six feet of distance between patients).
  • Our waiting rooms are sanitized every two hours, at minimum.
  • DMC staff will open and close all doors for patients.
  • All staff and providers follow rigorous protocol for handwashing and hand sanitizing.
  • Exam room surfaces and medical equipment are sanitized after each patient visit.
  • DMC performs weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing on all staff and providers.
We do this because we are all about empowering our patients to become their healthiest selves, and we want you to feel safe while you are in our offices.

Updated: 1/22/21