COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

August 5, 2021

Visitor Policy

  • One visitor is allowed with an ER patient;
  • One visitor is allowed for inpatients on the non-Covid unit;
  • One visitor is allowed for a pediatric patient;
  • One visitor is allowed for patients on the OB unit (this may be increased to 2 BUT depends on the unit’s census);
  • One visitor is allowed for a patient getting surgical services including a C-section patient (this does NOT include patients getting pain management procedures);
  • One visitor is allowed for a patient with a mental, physical, or developmental disability needing assistance;
  • Two visitors are allowed for a patient who is at end of life;
  • Visitors under the age of 18 are not allowed;
  • Visitors are not allowed in our outpatient departments; (although OB Ultrasound patients may have 1 visitor)
  • Visitors are not allowed on the Covid unit;
  • An approved visitor still means the same person for the duration of the patient’s stay;
  • One visitor is allowed in our clinics;
  • Visitors must pass screening on a daily basis and utilize the queue for returning visits.

Please note that many of these “rules” do require judgment.  But, we all have a responsibility to make sure that they are being followed as closely as possible.  So, thank you for helping to reduce the numbers of people who are coming in/out of our facility.

COVID-19 Update

June 18, 2021

Currently, the SCCH visitor policy remains unchanged:
  • All clinic patients: 1 visitor
  • ER: 1 visitor
  • Waiting Rooms remain closed.
  • Clinic patients need to wait in their vehicles and be called in for their visit.
  • Outpatient departments: No visitors
  • Covid unit: No visitors
We do expect some changes in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned!

COVID-19 Update

November 20, 2020

COVID-19 Update

August 24, 2020

COVID-19 Update

August 4, 2020

8/4/2020: 3:00 PM: Effective immediately, Family Practice Associates QuickCare and the Respiratory Clinic
will be closed to in-person visits until further notice. (Respiratory Collection Site remains open.)
A physician’s order is required for respiratory testing.)

Beginning Thursday, August 6, at 7:30 AM, clinicians will be available for telehealth visits only.

To schedule a telehealth virtual visit, call

Appointments available M-T-TH-FR
7:30 AM-4:00 PM.

Covid-19 Update

July 3, 2020

Click here for the SCCH Safeguard Plan in compliance with the
Governor’s Roadmap to Reopen Indiana.

Covid-19 Update

April 20, 2020

Covid-19 Update

April 17, 2020

Patient/Visitor Info

Covid-19 Update

April 9, 2020

(Sullivan, IN): April 9, 2020: In order to safely screen and treat patients with respiratory-related symptoms during the COVID-19 outbreak, Sullivan County Community Hospital will open a temporary
Respiratory Clinic location at the QuickCare Clinic at the east end of the hospital. Walk-in patients will NOT be seen at QuickCare until further notice.

Beginning Monday, April 13, 2020, a screening station, located outside the QuickCare clinic, willbe open to evaluate patients presenting with respiratory-related symptoms, such as cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, and fever. Appropriate respiratory cases will be seen in the QuickCare clinic or directed to an appropriate care site.

“Our main concern during this crisis is to keep our patients, staff, and providers as safe as possible. It’s important we evaluate patients with respiratory symptoms in areas separate from
patients who require non-respiratory illness attention,” said Michelle Franklin, SCCH CEO.

Patients are to call (812) 268-3318 for clinical screening and for further direction before visiting the Respiratory Clinic.

SCCH Respiratory Clinic Hours:
Monday 7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM-6:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM-6:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Closed Sunday

• Regular patients of Lakeside Family Medical and Family Practice Associates with respiratory symptoms must call the office for clinical screening and then will be directed to the temporary SCCH Respiratory Clinic.
• Family Practice Associates and Lakeside Family Medical is offering well and non-respiratory sickvisits Monday through Friday in the afternoons only. Please call (812) 268-3811 for anappointment.
• For the safety of our patients and staff, the SCCH Women’s Clinic, SCCH Pain Management, and Dr. Nancy Stirling’s offices will be temporarily housed at Family Practice Associates, 2229 Mary
Sherman Dr., Sullivan, IN, beginning Monday, April 13.
• Family Practice Associates will offer walk-in visits for non-respiratory symptoms ONLY on Saturdays from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM


  1.  Cardiac Rehab Services is closed.
  2. Turning Leaf Senior Behavioral Health will not have group meetings and any new referrals will not be processed.
  3. Respiratory Therapy will only do emergent elective testing (i.e., stress testing). Otherwise, Respiratory Care will be devoted to the ER and patients in-house.
  4. The Coumadin Clinic will be moved from the hospital Rotunda to Family Practice Associates from 8:00 AM-11:15 AM. Labs for the Coumadin Clinic will be done at FPA and not at the hospital’s lab.
  5. Care Coordination will not be conducting any Medicare Annual Wellness Visits.
  6. Rehab Services will be closed to patients except patients who are post-surgery and therapy is required. Those patients will be individually contacted.
  7. Pain Management procedures have been cancelled.

These closures will be in effect for two weeks and will be reviewed again before re-opening.
We are all in this together.
Be safe. Stay home.

Covid-19 Update

March 24, 2020

The ISDH has issued some important guidelines regarding what to do at home regarding COVID-19.

Please click here to learn more.

Change to Outpatient Lab Hours

Covid-19 Update

March 23, 2020

(Sullivan, IN) March 23, 2020: According to Sullivan County Community Hospital administration, the patient who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus is a system employee who is self-isolating at home. All patients and employees who have been in contact with this employee have been contacted by the Sullivan County Health Department.

For more information regarding COVID-19 go to the CDC website and the ISDH website

For updated information regarding COVID-19 and Sullivan County Community Hospital, please go to


If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Leslie Lentz at 812-268-4311, ext. 2362 or email at

(Sullivan, IN) March 23, 2020: Regarding the recent confirmation of a positive patient testing result for the COVID-19 virus In Sullivan County Indiana.

According to Sullivan County Community Hospital administration, the appropriate department and staff members that provided services to this patient have been notified. According to protocol, the Sullivan County Health Department and the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) also have been notified.

Our top priority is the health and safety of our patients, team members and communities. We continue to review and implement our preparedness training protocols consistent with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Citizens are asked to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. Reported symptoms have ranged from mild to severe illness for confirmed Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include, but are not limited to, cough, shortness of breath, and fever. If you experience these symptoms contact your healthcare provider. As more information becomes available, it will be provided to the community.

For more information go to CDC website and the ISDH website

For updated information regarding COVID-19 and Sullivan County Community Hospital, please go to


If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Leslie Lentz at 812-268-4311, ext. 2362 or email at

Sullivan County Community hospital strives to keep our community safe.

Until further notice, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, effective March 23, 2020, Sullivan County Community Hospital will no longer do elective procedures.

Procedures will need a diagnosis that requires urgent care. This diagnosis will be reviewed and discussed with the ordering physician and Chief of Surgery, as needed. Upon review of the diagnosis and comorbidities (co-occurring conditions), the procedure will either be scheduled or placed on a waiting list.

Covid-19 Update

March 19, 2020

Covid-19 Update

March 16, 2020

Coronavirus Restrictions As of Monday, March 16, 2020, SCCH officials are severely restricting visitors to the hospital campus in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak. Beginning Monday morning at 6:00 AM, NO VISITORS will be permitted at the hospital. One visitor may be considered in the following areas:

  • OB
  • Pediatrics
  • ER
  • Outpatient Rehab
  • Outpatient Surgery

In end of life situations, two visitors will be allowed per patient. A patient who is directly admitted to the hospital may have one visitor present during the admission process only. All visitors must pass a health screen each day. State and local health officials stressed that anyone with symptoms should call their doctor or hospital before seeking care. Advanced notice allows our providers to prepare for the patient’s arrival, reducing exposure to staff and other patients. Sullivan County Community Hospital: 812-268-4311. Anyone with questions or concerns should call the Indiana State Department of Health coronavirus hotline at 317-233-7125. For more information, go to CDC website and the ISDH website

### If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Leslie Lentz at 812-268-4311, ext. 2362 or email at