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COVID Preparedness

Clark Memorial Health is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors. We are continuing to work closely with the Clark County Health Department and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure our hospital is prepared with the appropriate plans to detect and respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19). 

COVID Testing

Clark Memorial Health is NOT a public testing site. For a comprehensive list of testing sites, visit https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/covid-19-testing-information/ and select the county in which you'd like to be tested.

Pre-procedure COVID tests are available at the hospital only to those with a physician order prior to a procedure at Clark Memorial Health. These tests are NOT rapid tests and will not result same day. Results are sent to the ordering physician only, not the patient. 

Please proceed to Outpatient Registration, in the hospital lobby, for pre-procedure COVID testing.

Visitor Policy

All visitors should arrive wearing a mask.

We are dedicated to the care and safety of our patients. Our visitor policy is designed to ensure patients have the support they need while limiting exposure to illness and germs and minimizing infection risk.  Please see the full visitor policy.

Per CDC guidance, and for the safety of our patients, providers, and team members we have implemented the following visitor policy. 

ALL Visitors:

  • must be 18 or older, unless a special exception is granted.
  •  are still required to arrive wearing a MASK and will be SCREENED upon entry.
  • must CHECK-IN at the greeters desk in the front lobby or the ER registration desk
  • will receive a dated VISITOR'S PASS and must wear the badge while in the hospital. 
  • Anyone who is ill is asked to not visit or accompany patients. Please do not come to the hospital to visit if you feel ill.   
  • Compassionate visitation exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Emergency Department

  • One visitor, age 18 or older, per adult patient. Two visitors, ages 18 or older, per pediatric patient.
  •  Anyone who is ill is asked to not visit or accompany patients
  • Compassionate visitation exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Outpatient Departments and Surgery

  • One adult visitor, age 18 or older, are allowed per patient.
  • Two visitors, age 18 or older will be allowed to accompany pediatric patients

Labor & Delivery

  • One support person is allowed. Support person must not be ill, must stay in the room and wear appropriate PPE.

NICU

  • Only parents may visit the baby in the NICU.  Parents who are ill will not be allowed in the NICU.

Behavioral Health Services

  • No visitors allowed

COVID Vaccine Information

Find an Indiana vaccine site.

Universal Mask Policy

Clark Memorial Health is taking every precaution to keep our patients and staff safe, and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. For this reason, we are following the CDC recommendation that anyone who enters our facility must wear a face mask at all times. 

Why wear a mask? Recent studies show that universal masking, in addition to practicing social distancing and proper hand hygiene, can help prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19, especially in individuals who may not know they are ill.  These measures, along with vaccines, are our best line of defense in protecting not only you, but also our healthcare workers and community members.

Please be smart and do your part. Wear a mask! We all have a responsibility to protect one another against the spread of COVID-19 and make our communities healthier.

COVID-19 Treatment

People have been seriously harmed and even died after taking products not approved for COVID-19, even products approved or prescribed for other uses. Your healthcare provider will decide on what approach to take for your treatment.

Clark offers both oral (Paxlovid) and monoclonal antibody treatments for outpatients. Both are approved for use. 

COVID-19 treatments should be prescribed by your healthcare provider. Please contact your physician to discuss your treatment options.

Clark Memorial Health Outpatient COVID Therapy Form

Resources

We urge you to take an active role in prevention of all contagious diseases, including influenza. Actions everyone can take include, but are not limited to, vaccination, wearing a mask, good hygiene practices, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when ill.

Below are a number of resources to help educate you and your family on COVID-19. For more information on the virus, please contact the health department.