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NOTICE about THIRD SATURDAYS for FEBRUARY 2024

NOTICE: We are closed this coming SATURDAY, February 17, 2024 for floor maintenance, and will resume THIRD Saturday hours in March.

COVID-19 Suggested Precautions

Due to the increasing COVID numbers, FREE HOME TEST is given out at the Health Department.

If you test positive for COVID-19:

  • Stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others if you have symptoms. (You are likely most infectious during these first 5 days.)
  • Wear a high-quality mask if you must be around others at home and in public.
  • Do not go places where you are unable to wear a mask.
  • Do not travel.
  • Take steps to improve ventilation at home, if possible.
  • Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (like trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.

When you have COVID-19, isolation is counted in days, as follows:

If you have symptoms:

  • Day 0 of isolation is the day of symptom onset, regardless of when you tested positive
  • Day 1 is the first full day after the day your symptoms started

If you develop symptoms within 10 days of when you were tested, the clock restarts at day 0 on the day of symptom onset.

If you had symptoms and:

  • Your symptoms are improving

You may end isolation after day 5 if:

  • You are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).

Gary Health Commissioner Calls For Renewed Covid-19 Precautions (08-25-2023)

COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE

Effective April 18, 2023, FDA will no longer approve the use of the COVID-19 primary series vaccine.  Available now will be the Pfizer and Moderna Bivalent vaccine.  If you are 65 years or older, you can receive a 2nd Bivalent dose if it has been at least 4 months since the first Bivalent dose.
However, the Johnson & Johnson one dose COVID-19 vaccine is still available but NOT RECOMMENDED.
For further information, you can contact the Gary Health Department at (219) 882-5565.
 
 
Bivalent vaccine is available for ages 6 months of age or older.
 
For further information, you can contact the Gary Health Department at (219) 882-5565.

COVID-19 TESTING & VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE AT GARY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 3, 2023,
THE GARY HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL NO LONGER PROVIDE FREE COVID TESTING. ONLY INSURANCE AND CASH PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

COVID TESTING
WILL BE DONE ON MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM  AND 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

and EVERY 3RD SATURDAY FROM 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

MUST BRING ID AND INSURANCE CARD WITH YOU AT THE TIME OF SERVICE

FEE SCHEDULE:
COVID TEST ONLY - $66.00
COVID, FLU, RSV TEST - $76.00
FREE HOME COVID TESTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE GARY HEALTH DEPARTMENT WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Covid Vaccinations: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:30-4:30pm.
AND every third Saturday of the month 9:30 am - 1:30 pm.

Shingles (Shingrux), Flu and Pneumonia vaccines are being offered:
-Medicaid is accepted for Flu vaccines for children and adults. If no insurance the cost is $20.
-Shingles & Flu are offered for 65 years and older through Vaxcare.(Insurance Portal)
-Pneumonia vaccines are offered through VFC. If no insurance the cost is $20.

ATTENTION!  PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC

CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.

RESOURCES:    Frequently Asked Questions  |  ABOUT COVID-19

Our Mission

The mission of the Gary Health & Human Services Department is to:

  • Manage and deliver services that impact and record issues relating to the health of the citizens of Gary, Indiana;
  • Recommend policy for ordinances and laws that will govern Public Health practices based on Indiana codes and community needs; and
  • Serve a culturally diverse population, courteously and professionally, with respect for their dignity without discrimination based on national origin, race, color creed, religion, age, sex or disability.