COVID-19 Testing

The Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services (DPHCS) is no longer offering weekly COVID-19 testing clinics. 

We recommend individuals get tested if they have been:

  • Exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19 (within six feet for 10 minutes or more, regardless of mask use),
  • Experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, and/or 
  • Referred to get tested by their healthcare provider or the health department.

Local COVID-19 Testing Sites

Harbor Care Health & Wellness

  • Location: 45 High Street, Nashua
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 to 10 AM or 3 to 4 PM
  • To schedule an appointment, call 603-821-7788

Lamprey Health Care

Statewide Testing

About COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 testing is critical to measure the spread of this disease within our community and assist our regional response efforts. When we are able to identify positive cases, Public Health Nurses are able to track contacts of positive cases and place individuals into isolation and quarantine, as well as provide education. 

Types of Testing

The different types of tests serve different purposes and have different limitations. Knowing the facts about these tests is essential to making decisions that are best for our public’s health. 

  • PCR Testing: A viral COVID-19 test tells you if you have a current infection using an oral or nasal swab. 
  • Rapid Antigen Testing: A rapid COVID-19 test is an antigen test that can quickly detect the presence of current infection.
    • Abbott BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 rapid tests detect the presence of protein antigens from SARS-CoV-2 in individuals suspected of COVID-19 by their healthcare provider within the first seven days of symptom onset

Test Results

Stay home (from work, school, etc.) if you or someone in your household is waiting for a COVID-19 test result due to symptoms of COVID-19 or a known exposure. Whether you test positive or negative for COVID-19, no matter the type of test, please continue to take preventive measures to protect yourself and others.

If you test positive for COVID-19:

Know what protective steps to take if you are sick or caring for someone. If you receive a positive test result, you either:

  • Currently have COVID-19, with or without symptoms. You will be notified by a public health professional who will give you guidance on isolation and quarantine for you and your family members. They will also discuss the daily monitoring process to keep you, your family, and our community safe. 
  • OR 
  • You have been positive for COVID-19 in the past, completed isolation, and are retesting. The test may come back positive. If you have had COVID-19 previously and have been isolated at least 10 days, without fever for three days, and have had improvement of respiratory symptoms, CDC guidance states that you are no longer contagious (able to spread the virus to someone else).

If you test negative for COVID-19:

You did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing. This result does not mean that you are immune from COVID-19 in the future. Please practice protective measures to reduce your risk.

Nashua Testing Data

To learn more about COVID-19 testing data, visit the Greater Nashua Data Dashboard hosted on LiveStories.

For More Information

Nashua COVID-19 Hotline: 603-589-3456