Please click the links below for further information about: COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccination; important requirements for accessing Harrington HealthCare facilities and services during the pandemic; and helpful resources for the most up-to-date information about the virus.
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Please see our COVID-19 Testing page for additional information and to make an appointment online.
If you have a high fever, difficulty breathing or any other life-threatening symptoms, you should not wait to be tested – instead, call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department. You should notify the 911 dispatcher and first responders if you suspect you may be sick with Coronavirus COVID-19. If you are coming to the Emergency Department on your own, you should call ahead whenever possible to notify staff that you are coming and that you suspect you may have Coronavirus.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 Coronavirus, please contact your primary care provider or visit our urgent care location in Oxford.
We have specialized systems and supplies in place at Harrington Hospital to provide excellent care for anyone who is sick with the COVID-19 coronavirus, while also minimizing the risk of exposure to others.
These measures include a rapid triage tent outside of both the Southbridge and Webster Emergency Departments to screen patients for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to entering the hospital, as well as a dedicated inpatient unit to care for patients who are suspected of having or been confirmed to have the virus separately from other patients.
Harrington HealthCare is providing COVID-19 vaccinations to the community in phases, as set out by the Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Plan.
To learn more about who can receive the vaccine and when, as well as where and how to receive the vaccine, please visit our COVID-19 Vaccination page.
At this time, ONE visitor is permitted for each patient at any Harrington HeathCare facility. Social distancing must be observed and masks must be worn at all times. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust our visitor policy as circumstances allow. Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation during the pandemic.
A mask and observance of social distancing guidelines are required in all public areas and waiting areas.
If any of the below have applied to you in the past 10 days, please do NOT enter any Harrington HealthCare facility without calling first:
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and have a scheduled appointment or procedure, please call prior to your appointment for further guidance. You are also advised to make an appointment for COVID testing.
If you have a high fever, difficulty breathing, or life-threatening symptoms, you should call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department. You should notify the 911 dispatcher and first responders if you suspect you may be sick with COVID-19. If you are coming to the Emergency Department on your own, you should call ahead whenever possible to notify staff that you are coming and that you suspect you may have COVID-19.
To ensure the safety of all of our patients and staff, all HPS patients are required to follow special procedures and guidelines before and during every HPS appointment. Please see the HPS COVID-19 Policies page for further information.
For those who would prefer to see a doctor via a video conference using a smartphone or computer or via a phone call, telehealth appointments are available.
A CDC-approved MASK MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES while inside any HPS facility. This includes in the waiting room and in the exam room while you are waiting to be seen.
There are currently NO VISITORS OR COMPANIONS ALLOWED TO ACCOMPANY PATIENTS to any appointment, except for essential help to provide care for disabled or pediatric patients.
For those who would prefer to see a doctor via a video conference using a smartphone or computer or via a phone call. We have implemented Telehealth appointments during this time.
If you are interested in scheduling a Telehealth appointment, please let the office know when you call to make your appointment. We will do our best to accommodate your request if a Telehealth appointment is appropriate for the type of care you need.
You can feel safe receiving the care you need at Harrington HealthCare – we’ve got extensive protocols in place across our entire system to protect our patients from contracting COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, including frequent cleaning with specialized, hospital-grade, CDC-approved disinfectants and heightened, stringent protocols for infection prevention.
Our coronavirus disinfecting protocols meet and even exceeding guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and include:
Get the latest information about Coronavirus COVID-19 in Massachusetts from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 website >
For information about COVID-19 symptoms, prevention and treatment, as well as frequently asked questions and the latest statistics about the disease in the U.S., please refer to the live information feed provided directly from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Do you have an upcoming appointment?
If you have an upcoming appointment at any Harrington HealthCare System facility and have the following symptoms, fever, or cough, please call your doctor prior to arriving to your appointment.
Our top priority is to protect you, our patients, communities, and healthcare workers.
These are unprecedented times, when the entire Commonwealth is coming together and making tough choices to support important public health goals. At Harrington HealthCare, our team has been working hard to support testing and care and preparing for a potential influx of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.