Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Update

Currently all available appointment slots at the MMH COVID-19 vaccine clinics are full. We are actively working with the Indiana State Department of Health to open up additional dates and times for our community members age 70+ to schedule their vaccine. Please be patient and understand as soon as these additional appointment times become available on ourshot.in.gov, we will let you know.

Who is Eligible to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?

If you answer 'yes' to any of these questions, you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Are you age 70 or older?
  • Do you work or volunteer in healthcare and have (physical or close) contact or face-to-face interactions with patients? Examples include:
    • Inpatient, outpatient, provider office setting, nursing homes, residential care facilities, assisted living facilities, in-home services
    • This includes all clinical and non-clinical positions: clinicians, dietary, environmental services, administrators who have direct contact with patients, clergy who see patients in the healthcare setting, non-clinicians who assist in procedures, transportation staff, etc.
    • This also includes local health department staff who interact with patients at test sites, health clinics or provide direct patient care
  • Do you have exposure to COVID-19 infectious material? (Examples include cleaning of rooms or material from COVID-19 patients, performing COVID-19 testing, other exposure to infected tissue, performing autopsies or other post-mortem examinations of COVID-19 patients.

Register For Your Vaccine

An appointment is required to receive your vaccination and can be made online. Please be patient, as vaccine supply is limited. If you have difficulty registering online or if you know someone eligible to get vaccinated who doesn't have access to a computer, please dial '211' from any phone to register. You can also contact your MMH primary care provider's office for assistance with scheduling.

Our Vaccine Distribution Locations, Dates & Times

January 4 - January 30, 2021 (Closed Sundays)

Site One: Batesville Fire Station
115 E Catherine Street 
Batesville, IN 47006

This is a drive-thru clinic located behind the fire station on Maplewood Avenue. It's recommended you enter Maplewood Avenue from Catherine Street.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - 3:30 to 7 PM
Tuesday - 6 to 11 AM
Wednesday - 6 to 11 AM
Thursday - 3:30 to 7 PM
Saturday - 8 to 10 AM

Site Two: Tyson Activity Center
100 N High Street
Versailles, IN 47042

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - 2 to 6 PM
Wednesday - 2 to 6 PM
Friday - 6 AM to 12 PM

Preparing for Your Vaccine

To help you prepare for your vaccine, please keep in mind the following tips:

  • Bring a valid ID.
  • Wear clothes that allow easy access to the top part of your arm for injection.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Tell the vaccine provider if you are ill or have ever had a severe allergic reaction.
  • Following vaccination, please be aware you must wait onsite for 15 minutes to monitor for adverse reactions.

For more information, visit ourshot.in.gov.

COVID-19 Testing

MMH offers COVID-19 testing at the Acute Care Clinic, located in the MMH Orthopaedic and Specialty Center on State Route 129. If you have COVID-19 symptoms and are a patient of MMH, we recommend you receive testing at our clinic to ensure your healthcare provider receives your results. A doctor's order is required. Call your MMH primary care provider for a referral. Upon arrival at the Acute Clinic, please park on the left side of the Orthopaedic and Specialty Center and use our side entrance (pictured). Registration is required from your car by calling 812.933.5465.

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Other Testing Options

Click here to view a list of additional locations available for COVID-19 testing. If you choose to use a testing site not affiliated with MMH, please be aware your healthcare provider may not receive your test results. Testing site details change frequently. To ensure you have the most up-to-date information about these sites, visit the Indiana State Department of Health website. Testing is also available through Minute Clinic at CVS Pharmacy.

Current Visitor Restrictions & Guidelines
As of 12.8.2020

For the protection and safety of our patients, team members and the community, we will continue to limit visitors and closely adhere to the below guidelines until further notice. Visitors who do not follow these guidelines may be asked to leave the facility.

  • Patients & visitors will be screened by MMH personnel at entrances and must pass the screening criteria before being allowed into the facility.
  • Patients and visitors are required to wear a mask at all times upon entry to all MMH facilities (special exceptions may be made on an individual basis for those with health or disability issues).
  • No visitors/support person(s) under the age of 16 will be permitted (including the children of OB patients).
  • The MMH Cafe is closed to the public and limited to staff, patients and support people.

Emergency Department

  • ER patients and admitted patients may have one (1) family member/support person.
  • Pediatric patients (under the age of 18) may have two (2) family members/support people.
  • Support person is not permitted for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and patients in airborne or enhanced droplet isolation (exception for pediatric patients).
  • Exceptions may be made for end-of-life situations or in special circumstances. Please check with hospital staff.

Hospital Inpatient Care

  • No visitors are allowed on the MedSurg, Special Care or Obstetrics units (this includes all surgical and medical patients).
  • OB patients may have one (1) support person (must be 16 or older).

Hospital Inpatient Care (Continued)

  • Admitted pediatric patients (under the age of 18) may have two (2) support people.

Outpatient Procedures, Physician Practices & Rehab Center

  • Patients (18 years of age and older) should attend appointments on their own, including radiology and lab services.
  • Patients who will be undergoing anesthesia or sedation are permitted to bring one (1) support person in the facility to wait for them.
  • One (1) support person may accompany a patient who needs assistance due to ambulation (wheelchair, cane, etc.) or cognitive impairment(s).
  • Pediatric patients (under the age of 18) may have two (2) support people.
  • There are times when it's appropriate for patients to have a family member/support person present at other healthcare appointments. In these instances, one (1) person may accompany a patient with prior approval from MMH medical staff.
  • In all other situations, family/support people providing transportation should remain in their vehicle.

Cancer Center

  • No visitors or support people allowed.

Our Safety Precautions

We want to reassure the community the health, well-being and safety of every patient, visitor and team member is our highest priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, MMH is adhering to the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and taking the following safety precautions to protect all patients and staff:

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When appropriate, our staff is also taking the following precautions:

  • Sending text notifications for patients waiting in vehicles to come directly in for appointment with no wait.
  • Scheduling telehealth follow-up visits.
  • Completing patient pre-registration over the phone from home.
  • Registering patients over the phone from their vehicles.

Keeping Yourself Safe

COVID-19 is usually spread from close person-to-person contact through respiratory droplets from coughing and sneezing. The virus can also be spread through airborne transmission, when tiny droplets remain in the air even after the ill person leaves the area. The best way to protect yourself is to follow the tips below.

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water aren't available.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or flexed elbow, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, sneezing or coughing.
  • Stay home when you're sick.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects people frequently touch.

News & Video Updates


Individuals 80 and Older Can Now Register for the COVID-19 Vaccine

January 8, 2021

In accordance with the new guidelines provided by the State of Indiana, starting today, January 8, any Hoosier age 80 and older, first responders (fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, reservists and volunteers) who have in-person contact with the public, and licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers who have in-person contact with patients or infectious material […]

Margaret Mary Health Set to Administer First COVID-19 Vaccinations for Frontline Healthcare Workers in Southeastern Indiana

December 16, 2020

MMH has been working diligently with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) over the last several weeks, preparing to administer phase one of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan upon approval of the vaccine. The phase one individuals include all healthcare workers, with MMH specifically serving those living in Ripley, Franklin, Dearborn, Ohio and Switzerland […]

Advanced Visitor Restrictions in Effect

December 8, 2020

Effective immediately, Margaret Mary Health will no longer be allowing visitors for patients on our Med Surg, Special Care and Obstetrics units at the hospital main campus. Exceptions may be made for end-of-life situations or in special circumstances. “This is unfortunately a decision I did not want to make. I recognize that patient interaction and […]

12.2.20 | We continue to care for our communities while COVID-19 cases surge at MMH. Here CNO, Liz Leising and CEO, Tim Putnam provide an update on the number of patients we’re seeing at the hospital and the impact it’s having on staff and patients.

11.20.2020 | MMH CEO, Tim Putnam provides an update to the community on the current impact of COVID-19 in our region and how people can stay safe and help slow the spread.

About COVID-19

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses which can cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). In 2019, a new coronavirus was identified as the cause of a disease outbreak in China. The disease it causes is called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Symptoms of COVID-19

Symptoms may develop within 14 DAYS OF EXPOSURE. Only DESIGNATED LAB TESTS can diagnose the virus. In rare cases, COVID-19 can lead to severe respiratory problems, kidney failure or death. If you are experiencing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 and feel you need to be seen by a physician, please CALL the office or location IN ADVANCE.

If immediate emergency care is needed, call 911 and tell the dispatcher you may have COVID-19.

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Learn More About Coronavirus Disease 2019

We are working closely with our state and local healthcare providers to identify, care for (if needed), monitor and prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 in our community.