As of Wednesday, March 18, 2020 MHP has tested a total of 36 patients for COVID-19. Today we received our first positive confirmation. A joint press release from ISDH and the Shelby County Health Department is forthcoming. The patient was screened appropriately upon entry to the facility and our staff that came in contact with the patient were fully protected in the appropriate PPE. The patient was quickly transferred to a higher level of care outside of MHP. This is Shelby County’s first confirmed case and it is clear the virus is present throughout Central Indiana. We want to reinforce the importance of washing your hands with soap and water and staying home if you are experiencing flu like symptoms that do not require immediate medical care. If you think you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus please call our hotline at 317-392-DOCS and a member of our care team will assist you. Please do not drive to your physician’s office or urgent care facility for testing. Testing kits are still limited in Indiana and are not available at these locations. For the most current and reliable information visit or We will also continue to post updates to the MHP website at