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).
Visitor Policy: Effective February 18, Clark Memorial implements new visitor policy.
As the number of patients with COVID-19 has decreased, we welcome visitors back to the hospital for non-COVID-19 patients. Non-Covid patients will be allowed one asymptomatic visitor at a time. Visitors must stay in the patient's room the entire time of the visit and wear a mask. For more information on our visitor policy and visitor hours please see information below.
All visitors should arrive wearing a mask, use hand sanitizer upon entry and exiting the facility and practice social distancing. Here is why you should still wear a mask.
COVID Vaccine Information:
Find out your eligibility for the vaccine at coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine/index.htm.
Everyone must register online or by phone.
Vaccine Clinic locations in Clark County:
Clark Memorial Health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Hotline
Staffed Monday – Friday
1. Clark Memorial
Medical Arts Building
207 Sparks Ave, Suite 002
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Hours at Clark Memorial: M,W,F 8 am - 4 pm Tues and Thurs 10 am - 6 pm, Sat. 9 am - noon, Sun. 1 - 4 pm
2. Clark County HD Covid Vax
748 Lewis and Clark Parkway
Clarksville, IN 47129
3. Lifespring Community Medical Servics
1036 Sharon Dr
Register online or by phone
Here are the steps to take to register for the vaccine online or by phone:
- Go to the vaccination registration site: www.ourshot.in.gov
- Enter your zip code to see a map of vaccination clinics
- Register yourself or an eligible person using their name and age
- Person receiving the vaccination must bring photo ID to appointment
- Family member may make an appointment for a senior
- Vaccinations are free!
By phone – Call 2-1-1:
- Call center representative will make appointment for a senior
- Family member may call on senior’s behalf
- Call center hours 8am-8pm daily, including weekends
We will update this information as the rollout continues.
Main Lobby Entrance Hours
Monday – Friday: 5 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
After hours, please use emergency room entrance.
Visitor Policy: Effective February 18, Clark Memorial has implemented visitor policy.
As the number of patients with COVID-19 has decreased and for the comfort and security of our patients; we welcome visitors back to the hospital for non COVID-19 patients. Non-Covid patients will be allowed one visitor at a time.
Limited Visitation Alert:
- One asymptomatic visitor at a time is allowed for non-Covid adult inpatients. For compassionate care or end-of-life situations; the department will accommodate 2 family members to visit. The visitor(s) must stay in the patient’s room the entire time of the visit and wear a mask.
- Patients at the end-of-life may have two visitors together; special exceptions for more visitors may be granted in certain circumstances.
- For COVID -19 patients; No visitation allowed unless special circumstances for compassionate care consideration, end-of-life or patient is cognitively impaired and the patient/provider/healthcare provider is in need of a family member to be present.
- We are not allowing visitors age 16 or younger.
- At this time, Emergency Room patients are allowed one asymptomatic support visitor to accompany them. Support visitors must wear a mask.
- During labor and delivery, maternity patients can have one designated support person and if you choose to, a properly credentialed doula. Exceptions will be made for teen deliveries and 2 support persons will be allowed.
- Maternity patients in antepartum and postpartum units may have one designated support person in their room at any time, including overnight. This healthy support person may remain for the entire stay and can leave and return as desired.
- Visitors that are allowed in the hospital will be screened and are required to wear a mask and a sticker while in the facility. If the visitor does not pass the screening at entry, they will be asked to reschedule their visit until they are symptom-free.
- Visitors are not allowed for high-risk, isolation, immunocompromised or patients who are under observation or test positive for COVID-19.
- Compassionate Care situations will be considered. All visitors must be symptom-free.
- Visitation is closed to the Behavioral Health units; gero and adult psych.
- We welcome clergy for patients in palliative care, emergency care and hospice care. Clergy must be screened and safe to visit.
Inpatient and Outpatient Surgeries and Procedures
- Adult patients having a procedure or surgery may have one visitor.
- Pediatric patients having a procedure or surgery may have two parents or guardians accompany them into the facility and for discharge instructions.
- All patients should arrive wearing a mask and will complete a health screening when entering the facility.
- Independent patients arriving for diagnostic studies (ex. Chest x-ray; blood work; mammograms etc…) should plan to enter the hospital alone. Should a visitor accompany the patient; they will be asked to wait in the car.
Important Information for All Visitors
- All visitors should arrive wearing a mask, use hand sanitizer upon entry and exiting the facility and practice social distancing.
- All visitors will be screened when entering the facility. Those with fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, body aches, GI symptoms, loss of taste or smell or respiratory symptoms will NOT be allowed entry.
- All visitors should apply hand sanitizer when entering and leaving the hospital and before entering and leaving the patient room for their personal safety and the safety of others.
- Visitor must stay in the patient’s room the entire time of the visit and wear a mask.
- We reserve the right to deny visitation to those not willing to follow our processes, which are designed for the safety of our patients, providers, team members and visitors.
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.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their own mask from home to help conserve hospital supplies for patients and staff.
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. And until there is a vaccine, these measures 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.
For more information from the CDC on face coverings and how to make your own, click here.
To learn more about the many ways we are working to ensure your safety while you are in our care, click here.
Monoclonal Antibody Treatment
Clark is proud to offer both the bamlanivimab and the casirivimab/imdevimab therapies, These are monoclonal antibody treatments for eligible positive COVID-19 patients.
What is bamlanivimab/casirivimab and imdevimab or monoclonal antibody treatment?
Bamlanivimab/casirivimab and imdevimab are monoclonal antibody treatments developed by pharmaceutical companies Eli Lilly (bamlanivimab)/Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (casirivimab and imdevimab) to help treat non-hospitalized patients with a mild or moderate case of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2). Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-made proteins that mimic the immune system's ability to fight off harmful viruses. This therapy is designed to help block the COVID-19 virus and prevent the virus from further infecting healthy cells.
Bamlanivimab/casirivimab and imdevimab have received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are now being allocated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in partnership with the Indiana State Health Department and other state agencies.
Who is a candidate for monoclonal antibody treatment?
Adults and adolescents 12 years of age or older with mild to moderate symptoms who weigh 88 pounds (40 kg) or more, and who are at high risk for developing severe COVID-19 symptoms or the need for hospitalization.
Patients must meet specific clinical criteria including:
- Lab-confirmed COVID-19 positive test
- Stable enough to not require hospitalization
- Be within 10 days of symptom onset
In addition to meeting the above criteria, patients must also have an order from a provider to receive this treatment.
Who is not a candidate for this treatment?
This treatment will not be considered for patients who are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19, require oxygen therapy for COVID-19, and/or have a known hypersensitivity to bamlanivimab/ casirivimab and imdevimab.
COVID-19 Online Risk Assessment
To help support the health of our community, we are providing access to an online COVID-19 risk assessment developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This tool does NOT provide a diagnosis, and it should NOT be used as a substitute for an assessment made by a healthcare provider.
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, 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.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019
- Clark County Health Department – www.clarkhealth.net/
- Indiana State Department of Health – www.in.gov/isdh/
- Indiana State Hospital Association – www.ihaconnect.org
- Floyd County Health Department - www.floydcounty.in.gov