MHP Incident Command Update

February 2, 2022

General update: Shelby County’s current positivity rate remained the same at 29.5% and Indiana’s positivity rate decreased to 28.4%.

FREE Covid testing and FREE vaccination clinic: A free mobile testing and vaccination clinic will be open February 2nd through February 5th from 12 P.M. to 8 P.M. at 1600 E. SR 44, Suite C (former Purdue Extension Building next to Shelby County Health Department). Register online at or call 211 (866) 211-9966. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted.

Inpatient unit: Thirty-six of our 40 beds are full on our 3rd-floor inpatient unit.

  • We currently have 9 critical care patients on the 3rd floor, and 5 (56%) of those patients are due to Covid. Of the 5 Covid-related critical care patients, three are vaccinated.
  • We have two patients on a ventilator and one of those patients is Covid positive and one is vaccinated. We have six additional patients who are on Vapotherm or BiPap, and five of those patients are Covid positive and four of those patients are vaccinated.
  • Twenty-one (58%) of our inpatients are Covid positive, and fourteen (67%) of them are unvaccinated.

Urgent Care and walk-in volumes: Priority Care and MHP Family and Internal Medicine saw approximately 40 walk-in patients at each location yesterday, which is a substantial decrease compared to the last several weeks. MHP Pediatrics has also been slower than normal today in terms of walk-in volumes.

Emergency Department: The Emergency Department saw 61 patients yesterday, which is lower than our typical volume this time of year.

Beginning next Monday, February 7th, MHP plans to revise the Main Entrance (#2) door schedule. Sliding doors will be unlocked at the following times (italics indicates a change):

    1. Monday thru Friday - 5:30am - 7 pm
    2. Saturday 7am - 12pm

The MHP Lab Drop-Off program will also resume on Monday, Feb 7th. This program allows patients to come through the circle drive of the Main Entrance, call a number posted outside the entrance, and drop off their lab specimen with a courier (valet or navigator), who will then take it inside for processing. (Please note that while most specimens can be accepted through the drop-off program, 24-urine collections and semen specimens cannot.)