At Nashoba Valley Medical Center, we’re taking precautions to make sure our hospital is clean, safe and ready for your next visit.


200 Groton Road, Ayer, MA 01432

Laboratory Services: 978-784-9300

safe and ready

You won’t be near anyone with COVID-19.
The fear of contracting COVID-19 shouldn’t cross your mind when you need emergency care. That’s why we’ve created safe zones in our ER - keeping you separate from anyone we’re treating for COVID-19.

We’re suiting up and scrubbing down even more.
We’ve upped our cleaning and disinfecting protocols - especially for high-touch areas. We also make sure we’re adequately stocked with masks, shields, gloves and towns to help keep you and our staff healthy.

Checking, then double-checking.
For an added layer of protection, we have hospital personnel screening patients for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms before they enter our facility.

Your health and safety are our top priority.

Nashoba Valley Medical Center remains fully prepared to care for our patients and our community. We are here, as always, to serve all patients. Our commitment to providing care for the ongoing health and well-being of our community is vital, particularly in times like these.


Visiting Hours – Updated 2/28/22
Due to the decline in COVID-19 positive cases in our region, Nashoba Valley Medical Center has revised its visitation policies. 

  • Visitation Hours: Noon (12 p.m.) to 8 p.m.
  • Inpatient Medical, Surgical and Psychiatric Units: One (1) visitor at a time
  • Outpatient Visits and Procedures: One (1) support person
  • Emergency Room: One (1) visitor at a time
  • Patient with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis: No visitors at this time
  • For all of our patients, hospital staff are committed to helping with video and audio visits when possible

NOTE: Visitors are required to wait in their vehicle, not in waiting areas.

Thank you for helping us keep our patients, visitors and staff safe.

As always, Nashoba Valley Medical Center remains safe and ready to care for our patients and our community.


Entrances to the hospital will be restricted to the following entrances only (all other entrances will be locked and available for egress from the facility only or be accessed by badge access for certain personnel):

  • Front Entrance: Daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Emergency Department Entrance: 24 hours a day / 7 days a week