CRH institutes hotline for coronavirus/COVID-19 updates

Columbus Regional Health

Columbus Regional Hospital has launched a triage resource call center for information on the coronavirus and COVID-19.

The call center is being staffed by trained nurses. If you have any questions about local exposure or symptoms, you can call the center at 812-379-4449.

CRH is asking those with concerns to use  the  call center first or to contact their doctor or physician’s office. If you are experiencing a true medical emergency you should call 911.

The best way to protect yourself or your loved ones is:

    • Avoiding large public gatherings, also being called social distancing.
    • Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and using alcohol-based sanitizer as a secondary option.
    • Cover coughs/sneezes with your arm or a tissue.
    • Not going in public if you are ill, especially if you have a fever.
    • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.
    • Avoid exposure to others who are sick.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

For more local resources and information on the coronavirus and COVID-19, you can go to