Masks are required inside the Johnson County Healthcare Center and the Amie Holt Care Center.

COVID-19 FAQ & RESOURCES

JCHC requires masks for patients, visitors and staff

Due to an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Johnson County, the Johnson County Healthcare Center will be implementing additional measures to help prevent further spread.

Effective immediately, visitors and patients will be required to wear a mask in all areas of the facility. Non-COVID positive inpatients will be limited to two visitors (no one under the age of 12). Entrances into the facility will be limited to The Family Medical Center on the east side of the facility, the Emergency Room on the west side of the building and the main entrance, also on the west side of the building.

Amie Holt Care Center will continue to allow visitation at this time. Please help us protect our vulnerable residents by following these recommendations:

  • Wear your mask – even in the resident’s room.
  • Follow the 6-foot social distancing.
  • Limit visitation times and frequency.
  • If you are not vaccinated, it is safer to visit outside if possible.
  • Please do not linger in the hallway or visit with other residents.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently
  • We do not recommend that residents leave the facility where they could be exposed to sick people in the community.

The Family Medical Center will continue to administer COVID-19 vaccines to those 12 and older. To receive a vaccine, call the clinic at 684-2228. Please continue to social distance when possible and clean your hands often, either with soap and water for 20 seconds or a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

We appreciate your continued cooperation.

 

JCHC offers Pfizer vaccine to 5 and older

The Family Medical Center at the Johnson County Healthcare Center is now offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to those 5 years of age and older.

The two-dose shot is administered 21 days apart in the muscle of the upper arm. According to the CDC, the vaccine was 95% effective at preventing laboratory confirmed COVID-19 in people without evidence of previous infection. Experts believe the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine also helps keep those who receive it from getting seriously ill even if you contract COVID-19 and can help protect people around you.

The Family Medical Center will host Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinics from 2 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday. To be included on the list to receive a vaccine at a Tuesday clinic, call 307-684-2228. Parents do not need to be present when the shot is administered. They can call ahead of time to give verbal consent. Below are links to fact sheets and the consent form. The vaccine is free.

For more information about the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, see https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and children, check out https://www.nytimes.com/article/kids-covid-vaccine.html?smid=url-share.

To schedule an appointment to receive the Pfizer vaccine, call the clinic at 307-684-2228.

Fact sheets and consent forms:
Pre-vaccination screening
Fact sheet 
V-safe after vaccine information
Consent form

COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines are available at Johnson County Public Health, Corner Stone Pharmacy, Buffalo Prescription Shop, Big Horn Pediatrics & Family Medicine and Johnson County Healthcare Center.

Vaccines are available to everyone 18 and older. The two-dose Moderna vaccine is available at Public Health, the local pharamacies and Big Horn Pediatrics. The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available at Johnson County Healthcare Center.

Call the numbers below to schedule your vaccination:

Johnson County Healthcare Center - 307-684-2228

Johnson County Public Health - 307-684-2564

Corner Stone Pharmacy - 307-620-7071

Buffalo Prescription Shop - 307-684-7003

BIg Horn Pediatrics - 307-620-8845

Q. Where is JCHC getting their information?

There are many medical professionals working to keep our community safe.  At JCHC, we employ an Infection Preventionist.  Kristina Duarte, RN, BSN.  An Infection Preventionist is not only in charge of COVID regulations but is someone who helps JCHC and AHCC avoid infections in general.

JCHC also has the Johnson County Health Officer, Dr. Mark Schueler on staff.  Together, they are following the CDC guidelines, the CMS guidelines, and the APIC guidelines, along with the local, state, and national guidelines.  These are the best sources for medical professionals in how to prepare for and treat COVID-19.
The JCHC staff work with Johnson County Public Health and the Wyoming Department of Health to stay up to date, and to keep our community safe.

CDC     (Centers for Disease Control)  

APIC - Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

CMS - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus/