Health

The Scott County Health Department has begun offering HIV testing at a new location in the Southern Indiana community battling an outbreak of the disease.

The Scott County Health Department has leased a building from Scott Memorial Hospital to continue the city’s “One Stop Shop.”

The new building is located at 825 Highway 31 in Austin, Indiana, which has been the epicenter of the HIV outbreak that has drawn national attention.

The operation was previously housed at the city’s Community Outreach Center  and led by the Indiana State Department of Health.

Recently, the state health department began transferring  more responsibility to local officials in dealing with the response to the HIV outbreak in the southeastern part of the state.

The One Stop Shop will still offer the same services, including, HIV testing, enrollment in health insurance and coordinated substance abuse treatment.

These services will be available Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The needle exchange program will continue providing clean syringes on the following days:

  • Monday: 3 p.m. -6 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 3 p.m. -8 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 3 p.m. -6 p.m.

The mobile unit will run Friday afternoons.

For more information call (317) 605-1480.