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 regular 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. 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.
COVID-19 VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN
Johnson Memorial Health is offering COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5 to 11 (Pfizer) through our physician offices. This is a two-shot process, with the second shot scheduled three weeks after the first one. Appointments are required and supply is limited.
VACCINE LOCATION CHANGE
The COVID-19 vaccine distributed by the Johnson County Health Department is now being offered at their office, 460 North Morton Street, Franklin (behind Dairy Queen). You can pre-register online or call 211.
Effective October 6, 2022
Johnson Memorial Health is respectful of patient needs, including visitation, during these difficult times. We will balance those needs with the health and safety concerns of other patients, visitors and our own staff for the good of our community. We ask that visitors likewise be respectful of our community’s health and may ask anyone refusing to follow masking, visitation, and other safety protocols to leave the facility.
Must be of age sufficient to wear a mask.
Face masks are required to enter any of our facilities and are expected to be worn at all times while in JMH.
Must be screened for COVID symptoms daily upon entry to any JMH facility.
- Visitors with a positive COVID test in the past 10 days or with symptoms will not be allowed to enter.
- Patients with a positive COVID test in the past 10 days or with symptoms may proceed to their provider appointment.
- A screening identification sticker will be received and worn by the screened visitor or patient while in JMH.
Must check in at the front desk of the unit/office being visited for additional screening and directions.
Visiting hours for inpatient care areas are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Be respectful of patient care needs, staff, and other visitors.
Patient visitation and the number of visitors may be limited based on the balanced needs of the patient.
Visitors who are disruptive to the care of patients or visitation by others may be asked to leave the facility.
Visitors of COVID Patients in All Care Areas
Must be age 18 or over.
Will receive instructions on arrival to the patient care unit.
Will wear a provided N95 or KN95 mask during the entire time of visitation. Other face mask types are not allowed.
Must travel directly to and from the patient room with no other stops.
Visitors not following mask and safety protocols will be asked to leave the facility and not return for visitation.
All inpatient waiting areas are open during regular visiting hours, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Surgery waiting is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and at the discretion of the staff.
Emergency Department waiting is open at all times for Emergency patient visitors and at the discretion of the staff.
Maternity Center waiting area is open during regular visiting hours, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, and at the discretion of the staff.
Please be respectful .
We recognize that certain circumstances may exist in which extended visitation hours or exceptions for individual patients become necessary for optimal patient care. Our care teams have been informed to consider those circumstances and allow patient-centered visitation when appropriate.
These circumstances may include end-of-life, birth, and other special situations. Visitation in these cases is always in consideration of patient safety and the patient’s nurse or provider will make a final decision. Please be respectful of your loved one and the JMH staff to whom their safe care has been entrusted.
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.
COVID-19 VACCINATION CENTERS
Johnson County Indiana
Johnson County Health Department
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month.
Where: 460 North Morton Street (U.S. 31), Suite A, Franklin (behind Dairy Queen).Type: Moderna, limited doses of Pfizer.
More information is available at 317.346.4365 or on their website.
WindRose Health Edinburgh
When: Vaccines available 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday and Friday.
Where: 911 East Main Cross Street, Edinburgh
More Information is available on their website.
Walmart and Sam’s Club Pharmacies
Where: All Walmart stores in Johnson County; Sams Club at 1101 Windhorst Way, Greenwood.
Type: Federal Retail Pharmacy, the type may vary.
Where: All Kroger stores in Johnson County.
Registration: On their website or call 866-211-5320
Walk-in: A vailable
Where: 2390 N Morton St, Franklin; 150 S Marlin Dr, Greenwood.
Registration: Text COVID to 75049 or visit their website.
Johnson County Health Department
690 State Street
Franklin, IN 46131
Note: Enter on Ashler Drive on the southwest side of campus, across from Franklin Parks and Recreation Beeson Hall. Follow the signs.
Scheduling and Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Every third Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
No appointment is needed, just drive up to the testing site.
No specific requirements, no residency requirements.
No charge for testing
- A doctor’s note is not required.
- Symptoms are not required.
- Any test taker under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
- Please stay in your vehicle while being tested.
If you have any questions please call the health department at 317.346.4365 or the clinic phone at 317.739.0719.
Please click here for a map.
Johnson Memorial Health
1125 West Jefferson Street
Franklin, IN 46131
Scheduling and Hours
An order from a Johnson Memorial provider is required. No walk-in testing service is available at this time.
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.
Please contact your JMH provider’s office for more details.
Willow Cafe Dining Area Open
The Willow Café indoor dining area is open.
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.
Family Medicine Updates
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 commercial plasma centers like Biolife, are accepting them.
BLOGS: COPING WITH COVID-19
How do you protect yourself during the COVID-19? What about your mental health as you and your family are isolated? Johnson Memorial Health is offering a series of blogs on coping with COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.