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If you ae experiencing an emergency
CALL 911.

Are you experiencing COVID-19 symtoms?

Need to request an appointment with a provider? In person or by Telehealth? Call

812-222-DOCS

or CLICK HERE and complete the online form to request an appointment and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly to confirm your appointment details.

Important links for more information:

DCMH is doing our part to help keep everyone safe. The following restrictions are in place:

  • Visitation is limited to ONE visitor per patient in all departments. Visitor must be symptom-free and 18+ years of age.
  • All visitors will be screened for illness, including, but not limited to, assessment of temperature and signs/symptoms of illness.
  • No visitors with respiratory-like illness or condition (fever or cough) will be allowed.

    COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

    Decatur County Memorial Hospital
    720 N. Lincoln Street – Door 7

    Visit DCMH.net/ourshot to schedule an appointment or walk-ins are welcome
    Monday             8:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Tuesday            8:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Wednesday       10:30 am – 6:30 pm
    Thursday           8:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Friday                8:00 am – 4:30 pm

    DCMH is offering the 3rd dose booster Covid vaccine for Pfizer. If you received Moderna or J & J there is no booster at this time.

    Indiana Department of Health supports the administration of Pfizer vaccine booster dose to:

    • people 18 years and older
    • received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as their primary series
    • are AT LEAST six months after the second dose
    • attest to meeting CDC guidelines as outlined below.

    The CDC recommended the following eligible individuals:

    • Persons age 65 and older and long-term care facility residents
    • Persons age 50 to 64 years with underlying medical conditions
    • Persons based on individual benefit and risk who are age 18 to 49 years with underlying medical conditions
    • Persons 18-64 at increased risk of exposure and transmission due to occupational or institutional settings

    Appointments are preferred, but walk ins are accepted.

    Are you experiencing these symptoms?

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

    If so, call (812) 222-DOCS (3627) to speak to a triage nurse. If the triage nurse deems necessary, he/she will:

        • Schedule a Virtual Care (telehealth) visit with a provider
        • If provider schedules a COVID-19 test, you will park behind the MAP building at the appointed time
        • Call the number on the sign upon arrival and staff will come to your vehicle to test you

    If you arrive at the Well Clinic with respiratory symptoms, you will be asked to return to your vehicle to call (812) 222-DOCS to be added to the schedule. The steps above will then be followed.

     

    Preventative Care

    We ask that regardless of your risk, and for the safety and health of everyone in our community, including the chronically ill and your healthcare team at Decatur County Memorial Hospital, that you practice the following guidelines to prevent the spread of illness:

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based sanitizer that contains 60% to 95% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them until they are dry. You should use soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid sharing household items. Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding that are not your own.
    • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces, such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and steering wheels. Use household disinfectants every day.
    • Stay home if you are experiencing signs and symptoms of any illness. This is called social distancing. It is one of the best strategies for limiting the spread of illness.
    • Monitor your own health. Be diligent in listening to changes in your body that might represent illness, and take care to limit the spread of your illness to others.

    Lost COVID-19 Vaccine Card

    If you have lost your COVID Vaccination card and need a replacement, go to Access Indiana at https://www.in.gov/access/available-services.html to obtain your vaccination certificate. You will need to either login or create an account. 

    Preventative Care

    We ask that regardless of your risk, and for the safety and health of everyone in our community, including the chronically ill and your healthcare team at Decatur County Memorial Hospital, that you practice the following guidelines to prevent the spread of illness:

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based sanitizer that contains 60% to 95% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them until they are dry. You should use soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid sharing household items. Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding that are not your own.
    • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces, such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and steering wheels. Use household disinfectants every day.
    • Stay home if you are experiencing signs and symptoms of any illness. This is called social distancing. It is one of the best strategies for limiting the spread of illness.
    • Monitor your own health. Be diligent in listening to changes in your body that might represent illness, and take care to limit the spread of your illness to others.

    DCMH Employees

    Access to our facilities for team members is restricted to the main entrance.

    • All team members are required to participate in the screening upon entry.
    • Team members with fever >99F will be asked to return home and notify their department leader.
    • Team members with new onset of cough and/or shortness of breath (without known reason) and without fever will be asked to return to their vehicle and notify their department leader for guidance.

    Concerning team members and work, have you:

    • Traveled within the last 21 days, or been around someone who has traveled, to an area with known COVID-19 patients (in the US or outside of the US) and have fever, cough, or shortness of breath – restrict from work, stay home, and notify department leader (department leaders report to Human Resource and Infection Prevention)
    • Been exposed to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19  – restrict from work, stay home, and notify department leader (department leaders report to Human Resource and Infection Prevention)
    • Been requested to home quarantine by any health department or provider – restrict from work, stay home, and notify department leader (department leaders report to Human Resource and Infection Prevention)
    • Experienced a fever (>99F ) – restrict from work, stay home, and notify department leader (department leaders report to Human Resource and Infection Prevention)

        What is COVID-19

        COVID-19 is a strain of a respiratory coronavirus that is spreading rapidly across the world. In most cases (80% of patients), those who experience this virus have fever, cough, and shortness of breath that begins within 3-5 days after being exposed to virus, and lasts approximately 14 days. COVID-19 does have the potential to become a much greater threat to those individuals who suffer from cardiovascular or pulmonary disease, diabetes, hypertension, or cancer which increases the possibility of developing into respiratory distress, pneumonia, or other complications, including death.