Free COVID-19 Vaccinations and Transportation
Anyone age six months and up may receive a free COVID-19 vaccination. Booster shots are available to those age five and up as well, five months after your initial second dose. Anyone age 12 and older (Pfizer) or 18 and older (Moderna) are eligible to receive a new bivalent booster that was updated to be more effective against new strains of the virus. Anyone age six months and older can receive the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.
Walk-in appointments are accepted at many sites. You may also visit ourshot.in.gov if you prefer to make an appointment or call 2-1-1 if you need assistance.
Indiana University Health is offering free rides to any COVID-19 vaccine site in the state. If you need transportation to your vaccine appointment, call 888-IUHEALTH (888-484-3258) and choose option 9. Learn more.
Free At-Home and PCR COVID-19 Tests
Every home in the country is eligible to order a another round of four free at-home rapid antigen COVID-19 tests from USPS.com. The tests are completely free. Order your tests now.
Your health insurance company will pay you back for up to eight at-home tests per month for each person on the plan. Learn more about insurance reimbursement.
Additionally, no-cost antigen and PCR COVID-19 tests are available to everyone in the U.S., including the uninsured, at more than 15,000 sites nationwide. Find a nearby testing location.
Need Help? Call Indiana 2-1-1
For Hoosiers in need of help accessing local resources in Monroe County, Indiana 2-1-1 has a team of Community Navigators available to provide expert referrals to services in our community. 2-1-1 Community Navigators are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist you with a variety of resources such as food and clothing, mental health and addiction services, healthcare, housing and utility assistance, education and employment, parenting support, tax assistance, and more. Learn more.
Low-Cost, High-Speed Internet Access
Struggling to pay for internet service? The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal benefit program designed to help you afford the internet access you need for work, school, healthcare, and more. The federal program provides increased access to broadband internet and connected devices for qualifying income-eligible households. If your household is eligible, you can receive a monthly discount on your internet bill (up to $30 per month), and a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer through a participating provider. Check to see if you qualify, apply, and find a provider near you.
This COVID-19 youth resource guide PDF is a good starting point to help teens through this unique time.
Resources for Survivors of Violence
We are committed to being a supportive voice for survivors of violence in Monroe County. Middle Way House remains open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is offering a new webchat resource to assist survivors without telephone access. Learn more about how to get help.
Community Access Television Services
Want to stay informed? Our television station, Community Access Television Services, telecasts five cable channels in Monroe County and provides live and archived coverage of councils, boards, and commissions, including the Mayor's weekly COVID-19 community press conference. Find a full lineup.
The Library offers free masks in the Downtown Library parking lot entrance vestibule.
We are committed to keeping you safe and informed. Visit these websites for current health information.
- Indiana COVID-19 Dashboard and Map
- Monroe County Community COVID-19 Testing
- Indiana Vaccine Information and Planning
- Monroe County Health Department
- Monroe County alert notification signup (create an account for email/text updates)
- Indiana State Department of Health
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)