COVID-19 Resource Center

JOHNSON MEMORIAL HEALTH IS PREPARED  

Johnson Memorial Health continues to treat COVID-19 patients here at the hospital. We have a plan in place for patient surge, pandemic events and other emergencies. We actively participate in infection control efforts and regional patient safety coalitions. These networks serve us well in responding to any public health emergency across the health care continuum in partnership with federal, state, and local agencies.

JMH holds daily situational awareness meetings with key staff to share information and discuss whether our current plan of operations is sufficient or if changes are needed. We have evaluated supplies that might be needed and found that, in addition to our usual emergency preparation, we have a significant amount of extra supplies stocked at this time.

We urge our patients to take an active role in the prevention of all contagious diseases, including COVID-19. Actions everyone can take include social distancing, staying home, traveling only for needs such as groceries, the pharmacy, fuel, essential jobs and urgent medical care. For additional information, we recommend utilizing the Indiana State Department of Health’s dedicated webpage or CDC guidance to learn more. We also urge you to follow state and local announcements and our social media channels.

This Resource Center also will be updated regularly as more information becomes available.

Johnson Memorial Health Franklin Indiana

SCHEDULE VACCINATION ON STATE WEBSITE

Hoosiers age 70 and older can make an appointment to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by going to ourshot.in.gov or calling 211. When arriving at Johnson Memorial Health's Franklin campus for your vaccination appointment, please park in Blue Lot H off West Jefferson Street and enter through the old emergency department entrance, Building 1125 W.  SEE MAP

PLEASE DO NOT CALL JMH TO SCHEDULE YOUR VACCINATION APPOINTMENT.

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ANSWERS ABOUT COVID VACCINES AT JMH

Johnson Memorial Health is currently the selected location in Johnson County for administering the COVID-19 vaccinations. This is being coordinated by the Johnson County Department of Health and the Indiana State Department of Health. Here are answers to the most common questions about the program. 

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JOHNSON MEMORIAL HEALTH UPDATES


From Dr. David Dunkle

President/CEO of Johnson Memorial Health

Change to Visitation Policy

Effective November 13, 2020

In an on-going effort to balance the benefits of having patient visitors with the safety of patients, visitors and staff, Johnson Memorial Health is amending its current visitation policy. This is due to the local increase in Covid-19 cases.

To maximize patient safety, the following procedures/policies will be in place:

Emergency Department, Surgery or Hospital Admission

Emergency Department

Support person allowed just prior to discharge to receiving discharge instructions.

Obstetrics and Post-Partum

One support person, who must remain in the hospital at all times.

Patients in Surgery or Procedural Areas

One support person allowed just prior to discharge to receive discharge instructions.

Medical/Surgical, CCU or PCU patients

No visitation.

Vulnerable Patients with Special Needs (Dementia, Down Syndrome, Autism, etc.)

One visitor who must remain the same person for the duration of the hospitalization.

End-of-Life Patients

One or two of the same visitors allowed at all times.

Patients Diagnosed with COVID-19

No visitors unless a change in conditions or end-of-life situations.

Office Visitors

Obstetrics

One support person allowed to be present for the ultrasound visit. Parent/legal guardian allowed for minors with appointments. If a patient needs assistance, the designated caregiver allowed. No additional visitors permitted.

Surgery, Orthopedics

The parent/legal guardian allowed for minors with appointments. If a patient needs assistance, the designated caregiver allowed. No additional visitors permitted.

Internal Medicine/Pulmonology/Other Medical Specialties

If a patient needs assistance, the designated caregiver allowed. No additional visitors permitted.

Pediatrics

One parent/legal guardian allowed with a patient who has a visit. No additional children allowed unless the family has multiple appointments with pediatrics on the same day.

Family Medicine

If the patient needs assistance, the designated caregiver allowed. One parent/legal guardian allowed with a patient who has an appointment. No additional children allowed unless the family has multiple appointments with pediatrics on the same day. No additional visitors permitted.

Please Note

This measured and cautious approach is aimed to maintain the safest environment possible.

No visitors under the age of 18; visitors are required to bring and wear their own face-covering/mask.

JMH will continue screening all visitors to determine if they are at risk for COVID-19 or other communicable diseases. Those who do not pass screenings will not be permitted in the hospitals. All visitors will be required to wear a mask, practice social distancing and good handy hygiene by frequently washing hands with warm, soapy water.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, these current recommendations are subject to change in order to create the safest environments possible for patients, visitors and staff. While JMH works to maintain the safest environment possible, we appreciate the understanding, flexibility and cooperation of the community.

SAY THANKS TO OUR FRONTLINE TEAM

Our JMH frontline workers face many challenges with the Covid-19 pandemic. We also know our community appreciates everyone who supports our patient care. That is why we wanted to offer you an opportunity to tell them how much you appreciate them.

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COVID-19 TESTING CENTERS

Johnson County, Indiana

Johnson Memorial Hospital

Location

1125 West Jefferson Street
Franklin, IN 46131

Scheduling and Hours

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

By Appointment Only

Testing Requirements

An order from a Johnson Memorial provider is required. Tests are offered for surgical and pulmonary function testing clearance for medical interventions occurring at Johnson Memorial Health. Otherwise limited to symptomatic patients actively being managed by a Johnson Memorial Health physician or advanced practice provider. Must have order and scheduled time. All scheduling occurs through Johnson Memorial Health.

Note: Due to testing supply shortages, JMH will NOT test those without symptoms who have been sent home from their school or workplace.

Payment Options

Insurance or Self-Pay.

Contact Information

Please contact your JMH provider’s office for more details. 

Windrose Health Network
Mobile Testing Unit

Windrose Health Network Clinic Sites
Call for schedule

Scheduling and Hours

Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Preferably by Appointment, Will Accept Walk-ins

Testing Requirements

Testing unit does not have restrictions or specific requirements.

Payment Options

WHN is not collecting payments upfront but will bill patients for any balances due not covered by their insurance or the CARES Act Coronavirus Treatment Fund.

Contact Information

317.680.9901

Website

Johnson County Health Department
and Emergency Medical Services Collaborative

Location

Johnson County Fairgrounds
250 Fairground Street
Franklin, IN 46131

Note: Best entrance to use is on Morton Street

Scheduling and Hours

Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

September 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 

No appointment needed, just drive up to the testing site.

Testing Requirements

No specific requirements, no residency requirements. 

Payment Options

No charge for testing.

Contact Information

Telephone number and website to be announced.  

ISDH/Optum Testing Site

Location

Johnson County Armory
325 Minuteman Way
Franklin, IN 46131

Scheduling and Hours

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This site may close early on days with high temperatures. 

By Appointment Only on Website

Testing Requirements

No testing requirements. By appointment. Walk-ins welcome, but individuals can preregister online in advance to save time. Testing is open to anyone age one and older who lives or works in Indiana.

Payment Options

Hoosiers will not be charged for testing and insurance is not required. If you have private health insurance, please bring that information with you.

Contact Information

888.634.1116

Website 

Walmart Parking Lot,
Emerson Avenue and I-65

Location

1133 North Emerson Avenue
Greenwood, IN 46143

Scheduling and Hours

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

By Appointment Only on Website 

Testing Requirements

Anyone who meets CDC and state and local guidelines on who should be tested. Includes first responders, health care providers and others with symptoms of COVID-19 and those in high-risk groups without symptoms.

Payment Options

At no cost to the individual.

Contact Information

800.635.8611 

Website

Other Testing Sites in Indiana

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NATIONAL, STATE INFORMATION

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Indiana State Department of Health provide real-time updates about COVID-19 on their websites. 

CDC WEBSITE

ISDH WEBSITE

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Willow Cafe Dining Area Open

The Willow Café indoor dining area has been opened.

We have situated tables and chairs to accommodate social distancing and have tried to model what other restaurants and dining rooms are doing.

You will see blue tape, which is marked where chairs have been removed. We also ask that chairs not be moved from table to table.

Nutrition Staff are scheduled to routinely clean and sanitize the tables, chairs and touchpoints throughout the dining room during peak meal periods.

Please continue to dispose of your own trash and use the hand sanitizer provided.

Please do not remove the sanitizer bottles from the tables or countertops.

Breastfeeding Support Group Canceled

In light of the new recommended restrictions for COVID-19, we have decided to cancel the traditional Breastfeeding Support Group until further notice. Mothers can contact the Lactation Office for questions or concerns. We can make individual appointments for lactation visits and/or weight checks as needed.

More Information: 317.736.2698

Main Admissions Hours Changed

Effective immediately, the temporary hours of the JMH hospital admissions department will be from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you need to register before or after these hours, go directly to laboratory services or radiology departments for assistance.

Sick Clinic, Family Medicine Updates

The JMH Sick Clinic is now in 1159 Building, Suite 101. To schedule an appointment, call 317.736.6133.

Physicals, wellness exams and other provider appointments have returned to their normal offices. Our Family Medicine practice has resumed normal office activity at their regular locations.

Please be assured that you will continue to receive consistent, high-quality care no matter which location you visit. If you wish to schedule a “virtual” visit through your desktop computer or mobile device, we will be offering those as well.

These measures are being taken on a temporary basis with the goal of mitigating potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Our goal is to provide outstanding care while keeping you and our caregivers as safe as possible.

JMH Not Taking Plasma Donations

Johnson Memorial Health is not taking plasma donations of recovered Covid-19 patients at any of our locations. Blood donation centers such as Versiti and Red Cross, as well as the commercial plasma centers like Biolife, are accepting them. 

ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS

What Are The Symptoms?

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure: Fever, cough and shortness of breath. Get attention immediately if you have difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse and/or bluish lips or face.

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What Should I Do If I Get Sick?

You should contact your healthcare provider by telephone before going to the emergency room or physician's office. More information about local testing will become available soon. There are precautions you should take immediately.

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How Does It Spread?

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, especially between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

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How Many Cases Have Been Reported?

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is updating this information daily. As more testing becomes available, health officials anticipate an increasing number of positive diagnoses. You can find the numbers on the CDC website.

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Should I Travel Right Now?

Crowded travel settings, like airports, may increase your risk of exposure to COVID-19 if there are other travelers that are infected. There are several things you should consider when deciding whether it is safe for you to travel.

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How Should I Manage Stress and Anxiety About COVID-19?

Fear and anxiety about a pandemic can be overwhelming. Connect with family, friends, and others in your community. Take care of yourself and each other, and know when and how to seek help.

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TELEHEALTH FOR FAMILY, INTERNAL MEDICINE PATIENTS

Johnson Memorial Health is now offering telehealth visits with some of our providers to help reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. If you need to speak with your JMH physician, you should call our Family Medicine or Internal Medicine practices to see if a telehealth visit can be scheduled. You will need a computer or mobile device with a camera.

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