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Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.... Read More

Tick-borne Illnesses

Tick-borne diseases are a set of distinct diseases with similar signs and symptoms that are transmitted to humans by tick bites. The illnesses associated with these diseases can vary from mild symptoms to more severe infections. Preventing exposure to ticks and tick habitats is important to... Read More

Treating Strokes

In the case of a possible stroke, the first three hours can make a critical difference – in the quality of recovery, and even between life and death. Martha's Vineyard Hospital's stroke protocol program is certified by the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health and the American Stroke... Read More

Bringing Cancer Care Closer to Home

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is pleased to announce that as an affiliate of the Massachusetts General Hospital, we now offer patients a more comprehensive approach to treating cancer. MVH and the Mass General Cancer Center will begin working together to provide hematology/oncology physician and... Read More

Learn More About the Affordable Care Act

Learn more about insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. To find out more about health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital encourages you to contact our Patient Counselor, Laurie Marotta at 1-508-957-0157 or the Vineyard Health Care Access... Read More

Medical Treatment Consent Form

Did you know that in your absence, no one caring for your children can authorize their medical care without your written permission? Download, print and complete a Medical Treatment Consent Form. Have it witnessed as directed on the form and leave it with your babysitter,... Read More