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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

At Perry County Memorial Hospital, we are are here now more than ever to provide our community the utmost safety and care. PCMH is continuing to monitor both local and global health situations surrounding the novel coronavirus disease. Our understanding of COVID-19 and it’s risks to our communities continues to evolve on a daily basis. In coordination with local health officials, PCMH will work quickly to provide you with up-to-date information for keeping you, your family, and our community safe.

Read more below regarding visitor and patient guidelines, resources, services and more.

PCMH Approved for Phase 1B Vaccine Clinic

TELL CITY, Indiana - Perry County Memorial Hospital is committed to offering the best care to our community and patients and to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine as effectively and safely as possible. As we are on the forefront of the pandemic, vaccination has proven to be the next step in controlling COVID-19.

Beginning Friday, January 22nd, Perry County Memorial Hospital will be offering the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible patients as deemed by the Indiana State Department of Health.

The preliminary vaccination schedule is as following:

  • Mondays from 08:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 06:30 PM
  • Fridays from 08:00 AM to 3:30 PM

The PCMH COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will be held in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at PCMH.

Find updated COVID-19 vaccine eligibility here.

Information regarding whom is eligible for the vaccine is fluid and updated frequently. We continue to urge the community to check the Indiana State Department of Health website and social media for updates as they arise. Hospital vaccine allocations are distributed as determined by the state and federal guidance.

Eligible patients register here.

If eligible for a vaccination as deemed by the ISDH, you can register at ISDH Our Shot here or by calling 2-1-1.

We ask for your patience as we begin this vaccination program. As we await the widespread availability of the vaccines, we must all continue to practice COVID-19 precautions such as wearing face coverings, practicing social distancing, and washing hands frequently.

The PCMH Medical Executive Committee supports COVID-19 vaccination. Dr. Jerry Pearson - Chief of Medical Staff and Chief of Surgery, Dr. Ana Krizman - Medical Director of PCMH Rural Health Clinics, and Dr. Eric Kleeman - Medical Director of Infection Control have all expressed their support of the COVID-19 vaccination. 48% of PCMH employees have started to receive the vaccine and 65% have expressed interest to provide safe care to our community. Please join us in getting your vaccination when available.

For the latest information on eligibility and appointments, please visit the Indiana State Department of Health website.

Find updated vaccine eligibility in Indiana here.

For Hoosiers age 70 and older that need assistance registering for a vaccine:

  • Call 2-1-1 beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, 01/08/2021
  • The call center representative will make an appointment for a senior 80+, or you may call on a senior's behalf, if you do not have access to the internet
  • Call center hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, including weekends

Visitor and Patient Guidelines

To ensure patient safety, PCMH has implemented the following visitor and patient guidelines in our main campus and in our five satellite clinics:

  1. Patients and visitors are expected to wear a mask at all times.
  2. Patients and visitors will be screened upon admission. Visitors should enter through the main entrance or ER entrance. To allow entry into the hospital, visitors will be screened for symptoms of coronavirus. If a visitor enters the hospital, he or she will be restricted to the patient’s room or surgery and outpatient waiting area.
  3. Patients and visitors should practice proper social distancing while inside all PCMH facilities.
  4. Patients and visitors should be washing their hands and/or sanitizing on a regular basis when inside all PCMH facilities.

The following department’s visitor restrictions are in place:

  • Labor and Delivery: 1 support person
  • ICU*: 1 support person per day
  • Medical-Surgical*: 1 support person per day
  • Swing Bed*: 1 support person per day
  • Surgery: 1 support person
  • Pediatrics: 1 support person 24/7 may stay with a pediatric patient
  • Outpatient Services: 1 escort/support person – encouraged to stay in the vehicle while the patient receives care
  • Emergency Room: Family of ED patients are being asked to wait in the car unless a pediatric patient or hardship case
  • The hospital cafeteria will be closed to the public. If visitors need anything from the cafeteria, please inform the patient’s nurse.

*Hardship cases will be reviewed for limited visitation.

PCMH Resources Available for COVID-19

COVID-19 testing is available through Car Care at the Tell City Clinic! Any individual that requests a test will be tested. Nasal swab test results are received in 48 – 72 hours.

Car Care is open 8 AM to 6 PM, Monday – Friday, at the Tell City Clinic located at 109 US-Hwy 66 East. Please call (812) 547-3447, option 1, prior to your arrival.

When should you seek medical help?

Seek medical attention if, in the past 14 days, you:

  • Have traveled to an affected area and have a fever and signs or symptoms of a lower respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath), or
  • Were in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and have a fever or signs or symptoms of a lower respiratory illness

If Visiting a PCMH Clinic

If visiting a PCMH Clinic, please call (812) 547-3447 before arriving. Clinic staff will provide directions on where to park and enter the building.

If Visiting PCMH

If visiting Perry County Memorial Hospital, please call (812) 547-7011 before arriving. The hospital staff will provide directions on where to go to be seen.

Donating Masks

Perry County Memorial Hospital appreciates your assistance to protect our staff and patients and for thinking of us while we are in the midst of a pandemic.

PCMH is accepting home made masks. Please follow this guideline and use a high thread count if possible. Masks may be dropped off with a staff member at the Emergency Room Entrance.

COVID-19 Information & Resources

Call the CDC for more information: (800) 232-4636.

Thank you!
Perry County Memorial Hospital greatly appreciates the community’s support during the coronavirus pandemic. We are #INthistogether. Always remember to #MaskUpHoosiers, as well!