Good Samaritan is increasing outpatient testing for COVID-19 at the Suspected
Respiratory Illness Drive-Thru Triage Clinic. The clinic will now be testing
any symptomatic patients that are of higher risk for significant illness.
These patients include those who:
· Are age 60 or older
· Have Diabetes
· Have Chronic Lung Disease
· Have Cardiovascular Disease
· Have Chronic Renal Disease
Others who will be considered for testing include individuals with known
high-risk exposure, such as contact with a confirmed positive individual
and travel to certain areas with high COVID-19 cases; and symptomatic
patients that work in high contact areas where social distancing is difficult.
Previously, testing guidelines required the patient to have had a known
exposure or be hospitalized to be eligible for a COVID-19 test.
As a reminder some of the key symptoms are: Fever, dry cough, fatigue,
myalgia (muscle pain), shortness of breath, and sore throat.
The Suspected Respiratory Illness Drive-Thru Triage Clinic is located at
1813 Willow Street in Vincennes. The hours are Monday – Friday from
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Good Samaritan also announced the opening of a Pediatric Respiratory Clinic
located at Willow Plaza, 1813 Willow Street, Suite A. The clinic opens
Monday, April 13 and pediatrician Dr. Heather Nichols will be seeing patients
at the clinic. This clinic is for pediatric patients with any respiratory
illness symptoms. An appointment is necessary, which can be made by calling
the Good Samaritan nurse triage line at 812-885-3331 or by contacting
your primary care provider.
Information about the coronavirus and the hospital’s current restrictions
can be found at