VISITOR GUIDELINES AND VACCINATION INFORMATION
For our safety during Covid, and depending on your need, we can schedule your appointment via a Virtual Visit, a Parking Lot Visit, or In-Office Visit.
When you arrive for your appointment, please wear a mask, and have a photo ID and insurance card available.
SICHC Covid Vaccinations
SICHC providers, staff, and community volunteers are calling at risk and vulnerable patients eligible for Covid-19 vaccine to answer questions, support, encourage them getting vaccinated, and if needed, assist in registering for the vaccine.
SICHC is a FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center). Indiana Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box has recognized our organization as a safety net provider to vulnerable populations and low-income communities. Other rural doctor offices around Indiana that are not FQHC qualified and may not be able to distribute vaccinations at this time.
Our vaccine clinic is available in Orange county at our Southern Indiana Community Health Care Paoli location. Please call ahead to make an appointment.
SICHC Comprehensive Health Care
Phone: (812) 723-3944
Hours: Monday through Friday – 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Address: 420 West Longest Street, PO Box 270, Paoli IN, 47454-8821
If transportation is an issue, try these resources or call your medical insurance provider for more information:
• Orange County Transit – (812) 723-4043 or (888) 826-2920
• Blue River Services (Transportation) (Crawford, Harrison, Scott and Washington Counties) – (812) 738-1681
• The American Public Transportation Association
• Community Transportation Association of America
• INDOT (Indiana Department of Transportation)
Keep up-to-date with Facebook
Please follow the SICHC Facebook page for current updates and information. For additional details, check out these Facebook groups:
• Crawford County – Facebook Covid Connector Group
• Orange County – Facebook Orange County IND COVID-19 Support Network
More Questions – Read our Frequently Asked Questions here.
SICHC Covid Testing
Get quality Covid-19 testing at our four main SICHC Locations
• Call for an appointment — Click here for locations and phone numbers.
• Drive-up* or Office Walk-in options are available.
• All tests are sent to, and processed through, Labcorp.
• Labcorp test results are more accurate than rapid response test results.
• Test results can take from two to seven days to report. Recently, SICHC patients have been averaging 3-4 days.
*West Baden drive-up testing hours are daily (M-F) 2pm – 5pm.
How does it work?
Testing will be a self administered swab test – See Instructions.
When should you get tested for Covid-19?
When you are exposed to someone with a confirmed case, or you suspect you’ve been exposed, you’ll need to wait for the virus to incubate (three-to-five days) before taking a Covid-19 test. Prior to that could result in a negative test result, even if you’ve been infected. Three-to-five days is also about the time symptoms to develop as well. Though the CDC notes the incubation period could be anywhere from two to 14 days.
In both instances of exposure, please self isolate from others at home and follow social distancing protocols. Detailed information can be found at the CDC website here.
To find other Indiana testing locations, click here.
Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for Healthcare Insurance Coverage
2021 Special Enrollment Period in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency
In accordance with the Executive Order issued today (2-1-21) by President Biden, the Department announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals and families for Marketplace coverage in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, which has left millions of Americans facing uncertainty and exceptional circumstances while millions of Americans have experienced new health problems during the pandemic. This SEP will allow individuals and families in states with Marketplaces served by the HealthCare.gov platform to enroll in 2021 health insurance coverage. Beginning February 15, 2021 and through May 15, 2021, these Marketplaces will operationalize functionality to make this SEP available to all Marketplace-eligible consumers who are submitting a new application or updating an existing application. State-based Marketplaces (SBMs) operating their own platform have the opportunity to take similar action within their states.
“The Department is committed to ensuring that we deploy every available resource during the Public Health Emergency. This Special Enrollment Period will ensure that more individuals and families have access to quality, affordable health coverage during this unprecedented time,” said HHS Acting Secretary Norris Cochran.
To read the executive order
To read the press release
To read the fact sheet
To see the White House fact sheet