COVID-19 (coronavirus) – What You Need to Know.
If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, and develop a fever above 100.4, experience symptoms of respiratory illness such as a cough or difficulty breathing, diarrhea, and/or myalgia, contact your healthcare provider or one of the hotlines (listed below) by telephone immediately. It is critical for you to call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office, immediate care center, or seek emergency medical care.
***Indiana State Department of Health at 877-826-0011
***Kentucky COVID-19 Hotline 800-722-5725
Who is eligible to receive vaccine (Indiana Residents)?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine:
- Are you age 55 or older?
- Do you work or volunteer in healthcare and have (physical or close) contact or face to face interactions with patients? Examples include:
- Inpatient, outpatient, provider office setting, nursing homes, residential care facilities, assisted living facilities, in-home services
- This includes all clinical and non-clinical positions: clinicians, dietary, environmental services, administrators who have direct contact with patients, clergy who see patients in the healthcare setting, non-clinicians who assist in procedures, transportation staff, etc.
- This also includes local health department staff who interact with patients at test sites, health clinics or provide direct patient care
- Do you have exposure to COVID-19 infectious material? (Examples include cleaning of rooms or material from COVID-19 patients, performing COVID-19 testing, other exposure to infected tissue, performing autopsies or other post-mortem examinations of COVID-19 patients)
- Are you a first responder (fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, reservists and volunteers) who has contact with the public and could be called to the scene of an emergency?
Visit http://www.ourshot.in.gov to register. For those unable to register online, please call 211.
Local COVID-19 Testing:
HARRISON COUNTY COVID-19 DRIVE THRU TESTING SITE – CORYDON, INDIANA
A Harrison County Health Department | Harrison County Hospital Partnership
WHO: Indiana residents of any age who wish to be tested. Testing is free of charge.
WHAT: COVID-19 Testing, appointments and walk –in accepted. Walk-ins must still be registered.
WHEN: Tuesday thru Saturday, 9:00am to 1:00pm, Additional late hours Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00pm to 6:00pm. *Open the first 3 Saturdays each month.
WHERE: May & Joe Rhoads Memorial Pool, 2150 Poolside Drive, Corydon, IN 47112
HOW: Online registration for patients is the preferred method for making an appointment: https://scheduling.coronavirus.in.gov/Home/LocationSelection
If registration assistance is needed, individuals may contact the Harrison County Health Department at 812-738-3237
OPTUM SERVE COVID-19 INDOOR TESTING SITE – CRANDALL, INDIANA
AN INDIANA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH | OPTUM SERVE PARTNERSHIP
WHO: Indiana residents who wish to be tested and are 1 years of age and older. Insurance information will be collected, if available. Testing is free of charge.
WHAT: COVID-19 Testing by Appointment
WHEN: Tuesday thru Saturday Appointment times available 8:00am thru 8:00pm
WHERE: Crandall Community Center, 6120 Main Street NE, Crandall, IN 47114
HOW: Online registration for patients is the preferred method for making an appointment: https://lhi.care/covidtesting
Phone-based registration for persons without internet access, or to register minors for testing, dial (888) 634-1116.
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Temporary Visitation Guidelines Effective Immediately
Effective October 8, 2020
Click here to view the full temporary visitation policy.
In an abundance of caution, we are temporarily adjusting the general visitation policy at Harrison County Hospital to protect patients, staff and the community.
**There will be no visitors allowed for COVID-19 positive patients across all units at this time, unless for compassionate visitation exception. Compassionate visitation exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
**All visitors must wear a mask/face covering at all times.
Labor & Delivery: Two visitors will be allowed to be designated by the mother.
Emergency Department: One visitor, after appropriate screening, will be permitted to visit a non COVID-19 Emergency Room patient.
All Inpatient Units: One visitor, after appropriate screening, will be permitted to visit a non COVID-19 inpatient during the visiting hours of
8:00 am – 5:00 pm daily.
Surgery: One visitor will be allowed to accompany the patient for surgery/procedure after appropriate screening.
Other Diagnostic/Outpatient Areas: See policy linked above.
Physician Offices: Patients will not be allowed to be accompanied into their appointment unless one person is needed for communication or other assistance. Pediatric patients will be accompanied by one parent/guardian.
We have implemented a mandatory patient/visitor screening process at all three entrances, the Emergency Department, Main Entrance, and Medical Office Building.
Harrison County Hospital recommends the following:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- For those at higher risk it is recommended that you avoid crowds and observe social distancing
- Wash your hands frequently at least 20 seconds with soap and water
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Cover cough/sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean/disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces regularly
- Only go to the Emergency Room when symptoms indicate, not for testing
What to Do If You Think You’re Sick
Call your healthcare professional if you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or if you live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19.
If you are worried about whether you have COVID-19, your decision on whether to seek medical care should not change just because of this new virus. Unlike the flu, your doctor cannot automatically test you for COVID-19 to rule it out as the cause of your illness. If you’re feeling ill, but otherwise would not have sought medical care, it’s best for you to stay at home.
FOR INDIANA RESIDENTS
IU Health has launched a virtual clinic to offer individuals in Indiana regardless of age FREE Coronavirus (COVID-19) screenings using the IU Health Virtual Visit app. Staffed 24/7 with IU Health physicians, advance practice providers and registered nurses, the clinic will screen patients from home, potentially eliminating the need to visit physician offices, urgent cares or emergency departments.
The team will recommend and facilitate appropriate pathways for care, and provide direct access and communication with local hospitals as medically appropriate.
How can you access the hub?
- Download the free IU Health Virtual Visits app (Google Play or iTunes) or enroll on your computer.
- Enroll by creating a free login and completing your personal profile.
- Connect with the virtual hub, select ìCoronavirus Screenî and find the appropriate pathway for care.Click here to see visual, step-by-step instructions.
Be sure to allow access to your camera and microphone if you are using the app. If you are connecting via desktop, be sure to test your computer settings.
If you don\’t have access to a computer or smartphone you can call the Indiana State Department of Health at 317-233-7125 for general questions regarding Coronavirus. If you have an emergency, call 911.
NORTON HEALTHCARE OPTION
You may call the Kentucky COVID-19/Coronavirus Hotline, operated by Norton Healthcare, with general questions at(800) 722-5725, option 5. Do not call the hotline for emergencies. If you have an emergency, call 911.
If you decide to seek medical care for suspected coronavirus/COVID-19, please use Norton eCare for a virtual visit with a Norton Healthcare provider from your mobile phone or computer. Sign in to MyNortonChart to get started. If you don’t have a MyNortonChart account, sign up at NortonHealthcare.com/MyNortonChart. Norton eCare providers will screen you and determine the next steps in your treatment, much like an office visit.
If Norton eCare is not an option for you, be sure to call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or any immediate care center. Tell them about your recent travel and symptoms and they will help direct you to the appropriate level of care.
Learn more about eCare here.