FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 8, 2020
Contact:
Kerri Brinckerhoff, RN, MSN, Executive Director/CEO
New Milford Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice
860-354-2216
kbrinckerhoff@newmilfordvna.org

New Milford Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice’s to Offer COVID-19 Testing

New Milford, CT, July 8, 2020 — New Milford Visiting Nurse & Hospice is pleased to announce it is now a State of Connecticut approved COVID-19 testing site and will begin to offer testing to the public on Monday July 13, 2020.

“We are happy to be part of something to help the people in our community.  Through early identification and isolation, we are hopeful we can continue to keep community spread at a minimum” said Jill Hart, Community Health Nurse at New Milford Visiting Nurse & Hospice.

“New Milford VNA was established over 100 years ago when our founders recognized the need for urgent nursing care and public awareness during the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918.  One hundred years later, the Milford VNA again rises to meet community needs and we remain a trusted provider of care” said Kerri Brinckerhoff, CEO/Executive Director.

Testing will be strictly by appointment only.  Individuals must call their doctor and request a doctor’s order with a demographic sheet and insurance information be faxed directly to New Milford VNA.  Tests cannot be administered without a doctor’s order.  Appointments for testing may be made by calling 860-354-2216.  All insurances will be accepted and no one will be turned away due to their inability to pay.
ABOUT NEW MILFORD VISITING NURSE & HOSPICE The New Milford Visiting Nurse & Hospice is a non-profit health care agency committed to providing quality home care, hospice care and public health services to people who reside in the Greater New Milford Area.  For the last 13 years, New Milford Visiting Nurse & Hospice has been recognized by Home Care Elite as a top home care agency in the United States.  For more information about the New Milford Visiting Nurse & Hospice, please call us at 860-354-2216 or visit www.newmilfordvna.org.  Like us on Facebook.  Follow us on Twitter.  Follow us on Instagram.