Rapid COvid-19 testing at mid-state
Mid-State Health Center offers Curbside COVID-19 Testing in our Plymouth location. Testing is available to everyone in the community, regardless if you have symptoms or not. Call us to schedule!
Curbside Testing Available in our Plymouth Office
Monday – Friday by Appointment Only
Open to everyone in the community
Self-Pay at the time of testing: $70 ($100 if billed)
If you wish to be tested for COVID-19, please call our office at 603-536-4000 option 9 to talk to our team to schedule a testing time in our Plymouth Office.
Our COVID testing team will assist you in scheduling a time for your test and/or next steps in your care, along with special instructions about what to do when you arrive for testing.
We follow evidence-based guidelines for testing based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New Hampshire Department of Health.
1) Rapid COVID-19 Testing
This is an antigen test using a nasal swab (short swab, minimally invasive, in your nose) test.
Test results are available at the end of your appointment.
Rapid Testing for COVID-19 is available for anyone who:
- Has symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (symptomatic)
- Has no symptoms (asymptomatic)
- Has an upcoming dental or surgical procedure (orders must be sent to Mid-State Health Center by your provider to be covered by insurance)
Common Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste of smell
Mid-State’s Rapid testing is open to everyone in the community, regardless if you are a patient.
For more information about the types of rapid testing Mid-State offers:
Testing Self-Pay Rate is $100, or $70 if you pay at the time of service.*
If you do not have insurance or have a health insurance plan that does not cover the cost of testing, testing is still available to you. Please call us at 603-536-4000 to talk to our staff about your options.
*Generally, most insurance companies cover the cost of COVID-19 testing when symptoms are present. We recommend you reach out to your insurance provider to confirm coverage prior to testing. We will submit claims to your insurance, however, we cannot guarantee coverage or payment. Find more information about our insurance and billing policies.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT
If you are scheduled for a COVID-19 test at Mid-State Health Center:
- Do NOT use our main entrance
- Enter our parking lot and drive around the loop. COVID-19 Testing parking is located in the front of our building on the left side of the main entrance. Please see diagram for route to take to park.
- Park in an available spot marked with an orange traffic cone
- Please stay in your car
Internal medicine physicians are primary care doctors who specialize in diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing care of adults. They have specialized training which is very beneficial for patients with complex health concerns. They are able to treat patients over 18 years old.
Internists provide care for all levels of wellness and are very good at helping patients with more complex health issues too. Internists are often asked to act as consultants by their colleagues to address the needs of patients who have complex health issues. They spend at least three of their seven or more years in medical school learning how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect adults.
All our providers are committed to providing a personal, comprehensive and continuing care experience for each individual patient.
Family medicine includes providers who specialize in diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing wellness care of patients of all ages. Here at Mid-State we have three different types of clinicians offering family medicine:
- Medical Doctors (MD)
- Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
- Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
Family medicine is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. Family providers offer a full range of services in the primary care setting with a focus on continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family across all ages, genders, diseases, and parts of the body. Our Family Medicine Providers focus on their knowledge of the patient, emphasizing disease prevention and health promotion.
All of our providers are focused on providing a personal, comprehensive and continuing care for the individual patient.
Behavioral Health Services
When you receive your medical care at Mid-State, you also have the benefit of working with a Behavioral Health Provider right in the same office. Your mind and body are connected, which is why Mid-State offers integrated behavioral health as part of its health care model. Mid-State’s health care team is committed to caring for the “whole” person.
Accessing behavioral health services in the same place as your health care services allow your care team to work together on the most effective plan to meet your needs. Maybe you are struggling with trying to quit smoking or losing weight – working with one of our behavioral health providers in addition to your primary medical provider may be just the right combination of help you need. They will work together with you and your medical provider and can help you to address a wide range of personal challenges including …
If you are facing a challenge such as a death in the family, divorce, or illness, they can help you to manage the stress and emotional impact.
If you are diagnosed with a particular condition you are struggling to manage such as diabetes, anxiety, dementia, depression or chronic pain, they can help you work towards managing the condition to improve your life and overall outlook.
Making Behavior Changes
If you want to make changes to improve your overall health and wellness such as quitting smoking, improving your diet or reducing your stress, they can work with you to help you meet your health goals.
Everyone needs a little help sometimes, and our behavioral health providers are here to help you – in a judgment-free, caring environment.
Mid-State is committed to the treatment of the whole patient, and the health of the mouth is essential to the general overall health of the body. Our dental team offers comprehensive dental services and will assist patients in maintaining a healthy mouth. Dental Services are led by Dr. Kelly Perry, General Dentist, and her team.
How to Become a Dental Patient
New dental patients are welcome!
New dental patients to Mid-State will need to complete a New Patient Packet prior to their first visit. Packets are available on this website, for pick-up in our offices, or by calling us at 603-744-6200 to request a mailed copy.
• If you have dental insurance, please provide all insurance information before your first visit.
• If you are a new patient, the first appointment consists of x-rays and an exam. This appointment takes about an hour, during which the dentist will evaluate your oral health and create a treatment plan for you. A cleaning will not be completed at this visit.
If you have had x-rays taken in the last five years, please complete a Record Release Form (with your previous dentist or using Mid-State’s form) to have those records sent to our office by email to email@example.com.
Dental Clinic Standby Schedule for Emergencies
Emergency Appointments are available Monday-Friday on a Standby Schedule.
You may contact our clinic and request to be placed on the Standby Schedule when you have an emergency like a toothache, broken tooth, or tooth infection. We do our best to fit everyone into our regularly scheduled day but spaces are limited and fill up quickly.
To get onto the Standby Schedule, please call as early as possible during regular clinic hours. You will be given a check-in time for the emergency visit but you should expect to wait for a provider to become available as the standby visits are seen around regularly scheduled appointments.
During the standby visit, a limited exam will be completed with any necessary x-rays to diagnose your condition. Any needed treatment will be scheduled and is not guaranteed to be completed the same day.
Where Are Dental Services Located?
At the Bristol Office of Mid-State Health Center on 100 Robie Road (off Route 104 West, just past Hannaford grocery store):
- General and comprehensive dentistry services provided by dentists, hygienists, Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA), Dental Externs, and/or dental assistants
At the Plymouth Office of Mid-State Health Center on 101 Boulder Point Drive (off Tenney Mountain Highway, up the hill past Walmart):
- Hygiene services such as screening exams, cleanings, x-rays, and other preventative services provided by a Certified Public Health Dental Hygienist
At select schools within the Newfound Area School District:
- Hygiene services for students K-12 provided by our Certified Public Health Dental Hygienists with signed permission slip available from school administrative office or school nurse
What Dental Services Does Mid-State Offer?
We offer integrated, comprehensive dental services for children and adults.
Here is a list of our most popular services:
- Comprehensive dental exams
- Teeth cleaning and oral hygiene instruction
- Periodontal evaluations (of tissue and structures surrounding the teeth)
- Scaling and root planing
- Flouride treatments
- Infant oral health assessments
- Crowns and bridges
- Complete and partial dentures, adjustments, repairs, and relines
- Tooth extractions
- Nightguards, athletic mouthguards, and sleep appliances
How Much Do Dental Services Cost?
Fees vary by service. Payment is expected at time of service. We accept most major dental insurances, NH Medicaid, and self-pay patients. Additionally, we offer a Sliding Fee Scale for those who qualify. We provide courtesy estimates with our treatment plans, but encourage you to be familiar with your insurance benefits before your visit.
Where Can I Get More Information or Make an Appointment?
Please call our Bristol office at 603-744-6200. In the meantime, make sure to brush and floss your teeth every day for good oral health!
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911
If you or someone you know is experiencing a substance use or addiction-related crisis, call 1-844-711-HELP (4357)
TAKE THE FIRST STEP …
CALL US AT 603-536-4000 Ext: 8000 to see if our Substance Use Disorder Treament Program is right for you.
Mid-State’s Recovery Team is available 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM weekdays. If you leave a message the Recovery Team will return your call within one business day. Note: Mid-State’s MAT Program may not be the best treatment option for everyone and requires an intake screening process ALL potential participants must complete.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program for Opioid Addiction
Mid-State Health Center offers a Medication Assisted Treatment Program as part of our primary care model at both Plymouth and Bristol. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies for the treatment of substance use disorders. This combination of therapies is effective and can help some patients to sustain recovery.
The MAT program at Mid-State addresses the current opioid crisis. Many people from all walks of life have become dependent on opioid medications (Vicodin, Percocet, oxycodone) and substances (heroin and Fentanyl). Our patient-centered approach values and encourages treatment of the whole patient. We have assembled a specialized team dedicated to helping patients achieve sobriety and live a life free of substances. Our goal is to help our patients learn to live without drugs by developing healthier coping skills during their course of treatment.
Treatment that includes medication is often a good choice for opioid use disorders. Buprenorphine is an FDA approved medication for treatment of heroin or other opioid use disorders (oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone). As part of the management of opioid misuse disorders in Mid-State’s MAT program, our patients are prescribed either buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) or if pregnant, buprenorphine (Subutex) to aid in their recovery process.
While medication is effective, it is only one part of our treatment program for opioid use disorders. We require all participants in our MAT program to participate in regular ongoing counseling with one of our behavioral health specialists in order to identify patterns of use and learn effective coping strategies. We work with pregnant women or women who might be pregnant, to maximize the healthy course of pregnancy while seeking medication and treatment for opioid use disorders.
Getting Started with Mid-State’s MAT Program … Call us at 603-536-4000 Ext: 8000
Call us at 603-536-4000 Ext: 8000 to learn more and see if our MAT Program is right for you. Mid-State’s Recovery Team is available 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM weekdays. If you leave a message the Recovery Team will return your call within one business day. If it is an emergency, please call 911.
Note: Mid-State’s MAT Program may not be the best treatment option for everyone and requires an intake screening process ALL potential participants must complete.
Paying for your Treatment
Mid-State accepts private insurance, Medicaid, and self-pay. Sliding fee scale is available for those who qualify.
Signs you may have an Opioid Use Disorder
Over the last 12–months, have you experienced any of the following:
- Craving, or a strong desire to use opioids.
- Desire or unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control use.
- A lot of time is spent in activities necessary to obtain the opioid, use the opioid, or recover from its effects.
- Recurrent opioid use resulting in failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school or home.
- Continued use despite recurrent social problems caused or exacerbated by the effects of opioids.
- Important social, occupational or recreational activities are given up or reduced because of opioid use.
- Continued use despite knowledge of having a recurrent physical or psychological problem that is likely to have been caused or exacerbated by opioids
New Hampshire has many options for treatment statewide, use the NH Alcohol and Drug Locator to find the treatment that is right for you.
Mid-State offers Prescription Services to assist you with all your prescriptions needs.
Services they provide:
- Answer questions you have about your medications
- Refill assistance/coordination
- Finding assistance if you are unable to afford your medication
- Transferring prescriptions from one pharmacy to another
Online Refills Requests
Registered users of on Mid-State’s Patient Portal have the option of requesting refills for their prescription through their own electronic access to their health information here at Mid-State.
Already a registered user? Visit Mid-State’s Patient Portal
Discount Prescription Drug Program
As a patient of Mid-State, this program ensures that you will receive the best possible discount on ALL of your prescription medications at our participating pharmacies, Genoa Pharmacy (onsite in our Plymouth office!), CVS in Plymouth, Wal-Mart Pharmacy in Plymouth, and Rite-Aid Pharmacies in Bristol, Plymouth, and Lincoln.
How does it work?
Patients without prescription coverage:
Patients without prescription insurance, underinsured and Medicare D patients in the “Gap or Donut Hole” will SAVE money through Mid-State’s Discount Prescription Drug Program. They will receive the lowest available cost for the prescriptions. Check with the Pharmacy Team for more information.
Patients with prescription coverage:
Your co-pays are not affected. They will be the same. However, by filling your prescriptions at our participating pharmacy you will be helping Mid-State Health Center to continue to provide healthcare services to our less fortunate community members.
How to participate in the Discount Prescription Drug Program:
Ask your provider to send your prescriptions to one of our participating pharmacies:
- Genoa Pharmacy – Mid-State Onsite Pharmacy Partner – located in our PLYMOUTH office – offering courier services to our BRISTOL office as well!
- CVS (PLYMOUTH)
- Walmart Pharmacy (PLYMOUTH)
- Rite Aid (PLYMOUTH, BRISTOL, LINCOLN)
Contact Mid-State’s Infusion Team: 603-238-3500
What is Infusion Therapy?
- Infusion therapy works by giving medication through a needle or catheter (tube) into a vein.
- It is given when an oral medication (pill) has not worked or must be given through another route.
- Some infusion medications are actually injections (or shots) that must be given in a medical office.
- The Infusion Center at Mid-State is available for adults 18 years and older
The Infusion Center can give almost any medication except for chemotherapy (cancer drugs) and blood transfusions.
Here are some common examples of medications we offer:
- Actemra (Rheumatoid arthritis)
- Aranesp / Procrit / Vitamin B12 injections(Anemia)
- Benlysta (ANA-positive systemic lupus)
- Boniva (Osteoporosis)
- Entyvio (Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
- Fabrazyme (Fabry disease)
- Glassia (Alpha1-proteinase inhibitor deficiency)
- Immunoglobulin (IVIG) (Immunodeficiency, ITP)
- IV Iron (Iron deficiency)
- Krystexx (Gout)
- Lemtrada (Relapse multiple sclerosis)
- Nulojix (Kidney transplant rejection)
- Ocrevus (Multiple sclerosis)
- Orencia (Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis)
- Prolia / Reclast (Osteoporosis)
- Remicade (Rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s, psoriatic arthritis)
- Rituxan (Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing)
- Simponi Aria (Spondylitis)
- Stelara (Crohn’s disease, Plaque Psoriasis, Psoriatic arthritis)
- Tysabri (Multiple sclerosis)
- Xolair (Allergic asthma, Chronic idiopathic urticarial)
ANN PETERSSON, RDN, LD
Ann was educated at the University of New Hampshire and her experience includes roles as a clinical, outpatient, campus, and eating disorder dietitian. Believing that each patient is unique, Ann provides individualized plans to help patients on their journey to better health.
Ann provides medical nutrition therapy using the healing power of food for management of illness. Patients working with Ann can expect to receive a holistic approach to nutrition counseling. This includes discussing current diet, exercise habits, sleep patterns, work/life balance, and more to develop a plan that is achievable.
Nutrition counseling to help you manage:
- high cholesterol
- high blood pressure
- eating disorders
Ann works with all ages and accepts new clients who are an established patient of a Mid-State medical provider. Ask your care team to book a nutrition appointment with Ann. For more information, speak with our Patient Services staff in Plymouth (603) 536-4000 or Bristol (603) 744-6200.