Open Door is closely following CDC and Indiana State Department of Health guidance for limiting the spread of COVID-19 (the illness caused by the novel coronavirus). Taking precautions to limit patients’ exposure to coronavirus is our priority. We’ve put together a list of information to help you know what we’re doing to help keep patients safe, and what to expect if you’re planning a visit to Open Door. Updates will be posted on this page.
Open Door’s community testing sites are no-cost. Testing is open to those with or without symptoms. Click here to learn more.
COVID-19 VACCINATION – Now at Open Door!
By appointment at Open Door’s 333 S. Madison St. location in Muncie
The state’s eligibility guidelines currently apply to vaccination at Open Door. This means vaccination is limited to specific groups. Included in those groups are all Hoosiers age 70 and older. Vaccination is also available at other sites in the county. Eligible individuals can be vaccinated at any site, even if that site is outside of their own county.
See who is eligible or SCHEDULE VACCINATION:
By phone: Call 211 (call center open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily)
State COVID-19 updates
Visitor restrictions at all Open Door locations
- One direct caretaker or other individual necessary for proper care may accompany.
- For children’s appointments, one caretaker may accompany the child.
- Minor children may accompany if no adult is available to remain with them in a car.
What should you do before visiting Open Door?
- CALL >> ALL patients should call (765) 286-7000 before visiting. For Urgent Care, call (765) 747-1164.
– If you have fever/cough/shortness of breath/loss of smell or COVID-19 exposure, select option 9.
– Otherwise, please select your department of care.
- MASKS >> All visitors ages 2 and older must wear a face covering while in an Open Door location. Bring a face covering to your visit, and please put it on before entering. If you do not have one, a mask will be provided. Click here for no-sew mask instructions. If you are unable to comply, please call to learn options for your care.
Are Open Door locations open?
All Open Door locations are open. In-person and telehealth visits are available. When you schedule a visit, ask if telehealth is an option for you.
What to expect at your visit
- Only the patient being seen will be able to enter the building, with a few exceptions. Those exceptions are noted above in “Visitor restrictions.”
- Bring a face covering to your visit and put it on before entering. All individuals ages 2 and older must wear a face covering while in an Open Door location. A mask will be provided if you do not have one.
- At check-in, you will be asked screening questions related to COVID-19. Your temperature will be taken.
(Please note: The screening is NOT a COVID-19 test.)
- ALL individuals accompanying a patient will also be screened and have temperature taken.
- After you check in, you have the option to go back to a vehicle to wait. A staff member will call you when it is time to be seen.
What is Open Door doing to create safe spaces?
- Telehealth is now widely available, offering care from your own home by phone or video.
- Any patient suspected of COVID-19 will be isolated appropriately for their visit.
- When possible, well visits will take place in the morning and sick visits in the afternoon. Additional measures are taken to separate sick patients from well patients in waiting areas.
- Waiting areas, exam rooms, and other areas are disinfected regularly.
- All patients entering Open Door locations are screened and have temperature taken. Employees also go through screening before entering.
- All individuals entering a location must bring a face covering and wear while inside the facility.
- The number of people entering locations is being reduced as much as possible, while still providing for patient needs.
- Patients are asked to call ahead for any need, allowing staff to evaluate symptoms before a patient enters a facility.
How can I help prevent the spread of COVID-19?
- Wash hands often, for at least 20 seconds – especially after coughing, sneezing, or being in public places.
- Stay home when possible. When you can’t practice physical distancing by keeping 6 ft. between you and others.
- Wear a face covering in public.
- Do not go to work sick.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
- Cough into a tissue (and throw it away) or into your arm, rather than hand.
- Don’t share food and drink.
- Avoid being near people who are sick.
Where can I find accurate information about COVID-19?
Government announcements/orders (not an exhaustive list)
- Governor Holcomb announces steps to protect public – March 12
- Governor Holcomb announces measures to support Hoosiers – March 13
- CDC recommends canceling events with more than 50 people for 8 weeks– March 15
- Governor Holcomb announces new support: Unemployment, housing, insurance, TANF, more – March 19
- Governor issues “Stay at Home” order: read the order, exceptions, and FAQ– March 23
- CDC recommends cloth masks for everyone in public places where physical distancing is difficult – April 3
- State launches Be Well Indiana site, offering free mental health and other resources – April 27
- Governor announces stages to reopen Indiana economy – May 1
- Governor issues statewide mask mandate – July 27
- Stage 4.5 extended, eviction moratorium ends – Aug. 30
- State to enter Stage 5 – Sept. 23
- Indiana to stay at Stage 5 – Oct. 14
- State to step back from Stage 5 amid high spread; new restrictions set to begin – Nov. 11
- Indiana Department of Health COVID-19 vaccine web site (Eligibility information, FAQs, safety information)
- How to care at home for someone with COVID-19 (CDC)
- Managing stress during the outbreak (CDC)
- Mental health tips for social isolation (American Psychological Association)
- Health coverage, SNAP, TANF updates to protect benefits
- Coronavirus myths vs. facts (Johns Hopkins Medicine)