What is protocol for suspicion of tick bite in heavy deer and dog tick areas of new england?

Look for body ticks. Symptoms of tick borne illness are varied depending on the tick vector and diseases carried. If you see any attached ticks and do not know how long they have been attached or any rashes, severe headaches, joint or muscle aches, neck stiffness or are just worried, see you primary doctor for a physical exam and lab testing asap.
Blood tests. Bloodwork can help detect antibodies to various ticks but the tests also have their limitations.