Vaccine Information (last updated 1.22.2021)
COVID-19 vaccines are now available to healthcare workers, emergency responders, K-12 Educators, and persons 70 years and older. It may take several weeks to get everyone vaccinated. Please check these links frequently to get an appointment.
- Healthcare workers and medical emergency responders, who have not had their first dose of vaccine, OR Persons 70 years old and older, register with one of the providers below (do not schedule with more than one provider).
- K-12 Educators and non-medical emergency responders, schedule your vaccination with your employers.
When can I get a vaccine?
Vaccines are being distributed based on the Kentucky State Vaccine Rollout Plan. This plan has four phases. Louisville-Jefferson County is currently in Phase 1A & 1B.
- Phase 1: Phase one includes three subgroups. 1A: Healthcare workers and nursing home residents; 1B: First Responders, K-12 Educators, and anyone 70 years or older; 1C: Anyone 60 years or older, anyone with a chronic disease, and any essential worker. Click here to learn more about who is in group 1C.
- Phase 2: Anyone 40 or older
- Phase 3: Anyone 16 or older
- Phase 4: Children under the age of 16 if the vaccine is approved for the age group.
When you can get your vaccine depends on which group above you are in and how much vaccine is available.
Family Health Centers is providing COVID testing to the community at four drive through-walk through locations. Call 502-772-8301 to schedule a test at any location or click on a link below to schedule an appointment online.
Monday – Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm
2215 Portland Ave., Louisville, KY 40212
Monday -Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm
4805 Southside Drive, Louisville, KY 40214
- EAST BROADWAY
Monday – Friday 9:00am-4:30pm
834 East Broadway, Louisville, 40204
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Monday- Friday 9:00am-4:30pm
1000 Neighborhood Place, Fairdale, KY 40118
Bluewater Diagnostics will perform the COVID-19 test at these locations. They will have an additional registration system so that the lab gets the information they need too.
How will I get my test results?
Lab results for tests performed through the Family Health Centers/Bluewater testing sites will be texted to you. If you have a positive test result for COVID-19,you will also receive a phone call from Family Health Centers.
What to do if you are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19
To make sure the sickest people receive care, help minimize the spread of infection and maintain resources, please follow these guidelines when considering whether to seek medical care.
If you do not have symptoms of cough and a fever, but you are concerned, please stay at home.
Most cases of COVID-19 do not need treatment from a doctor or a hospital. Caring for yourself at home may help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Call for Advice
If you are ill, but would not have sought care if not for COVID-19, do not seek care at an ER, hospital or doctor’s office.
If you want advice on home care or have questions you can call the Kentucky state hotline at 1-800-722-5725 or call Family Health Centers at 502-774-8631 and ask to speak to a nurse.
If you are sick and feel you have an emergency, please call Family Health Centers at 502-774-8631 or seek medical care.
If you have a cough and a fever and are 60 years or over or have other health issues such as cardiovascular disease, lung issues, diabetes, or are immune comprised, please call Family Health Centers at 502-774-8631.
Both video and telephone visits can be done from your home, and there is no need to come to Family Health Centers. Video and telephone visits do not work for everything because your provider cannot examine you or get lab tests, but it can work in place of an in-person visit in many cases.
Video and telephone visits are helpful new way to connect you to your provider. You can still see your health provider even if:
- You have a fever or cough and need to stay home protect others from your germs
- You are staying in your home to avoid getting exposed to COVID19
- It is difficult to get to FHC because of reduced bus service or because your kids are home
Call 774-8631 to make a Video Visit or Telephone appointment.
How to get Started on a Video Visit
- Phones and Tablets: How To Get Started on Video Visit
- Desktops & Lap Tops: How To Get Started on Video Visit
Need help connecting to Video Visit? Call 502-772-8474 to get connected to our patient Video Visit Help Desk .