The COVID-19 vaccine is now available!
Taylor Regional Hospital has been selected to be a regional vaccination center for administering the COVID-19 vaccine and will be receiving a weekly allotment of 300 doses of vaccine. At this time, vaccines will be available for individuals in Tiers 1A (long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities and healthcare personnel), Tier 1B (first responders, anyone age 70 or older, and K-12 school personnel) and Tier 1C (anyone age 60 or older or 16 or older with CDC highest risk conditions, and all essential workers).
By completing the online registration form
, you will be added to the database of those requesting to receive the COVID-19 at the Taylor Regional Hospital Regional Vaccination Center. The database will allow us to schedule vaccine appointments based on the recommended phased distribution
from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, with priority given to health care workers, first responders and older individuals.
Please note the following:
Registrations are accepted online only
, using the online registration form
. Please do not call the hospital to request a registration. A mass influx of calls will crash our phone system and we must keep our phone lines open for daily operations and emergent needs.Please do not duplicate your registration.
Once your online registration form is submitted, you will receive a confirmation message on the screen. Confirmation emails will NOT be sent.Phone calls and duplicated registrations will only prolong the process for everyone.
We kindly ask for your patience.
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine requires two doses - an initial shot that will be followed by a booster shot weeks later. Taylor Regional Hospital is prepared to provide individuals with both doses. You will receive information on your second dose appointment on the day of your first dose. Read more about the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
Please bring a copy of your driver's license or other government-issued ID and your insurance card (if applicable.) Taylor Regional Hospital will NOT charge for the COVID-19 vaccination; however, we will bill your insurance company for an administrative fee.
Vaccinations will be administered in the Taylor Regional Hospital Vaccination Clinic, located adjacent to the Emergency Room entrance (formerly the old Physical Therapy building). Please utilize ER parking; do not park across the street in any non-TRH office parking lots.Arrive on time. Do not arrive early, but please be on time.
Appointments are scheduled in order to assure that we may vaccinate as many people as possible each day.You must be able to come inside the clinic.
We are not able to vaccinate anyone in their vehicle or outside of the clinic.Be prepared to stay.
You must remain inside the clinic for 15 minutes after your injection; for those who have a history of certain vaccination reactions, the wait increases to 30 minutes.If you have additional questions about the COVID-19 vaccine
, please visit the CDC's Vaccine Information website.
If you have a health condition and have questions about whether vaccination is recommended for you, please talk to your health care provider.
Be a good neighbor. If you know of anyone in Tiers 1A or 1B who might not have Internet access or who might need assistance with completing the online registration form, give them a call and offer your assistance. Registration only takes a second, and the help of everyone in our community is greatly appreciated.
Lastly, PLEASE BE PATIENT. Although we plan to vaccinate three hundred people per week, it will still take several months to vaccinate everyone who wishes to be vaccinated. Your patience is greatly appreciated.
What You Need to Know
How to Protect Yourself
The best way to prevent illness of any kind is to avoid being exposed and to avoid exposing others. The CDC recommends everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick (handshakes, hugs, kissing, sharing cups/utensils)
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick, except to seek medical attention if symptoms (high fever, shortness of breath) become severe. Consider telemedicine phone apps for non-emergency medical care.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Wash your hands after coughs or sneezes.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects (phones, door handles) and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Follow CDC's recommendations for using a facemask:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging all Americans -- even people who feel healthy -- to wear cloth face masks or homemade face coverings in public when 6-feet social distancing is difficult to maintain in an effort to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States. We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms ("asymptomatic") and that even those who eventually develop symptoms ("pre-symptomatic") can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity--for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing--even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus. CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC
What to Do If You Think You're Sick
If you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you may be concerned about whether you have COVID-19. Your decision on whether to seek medical care should not change just because of this new virus.
If you're feeling ill, but otherwise would not have sought medical care, it's best for you to stay home.
COVID-19 TESTING is available at the TRH Walk-In Clinic AND the TRH Laboratory
Walk-In Clinic Testing Hours: SEVEN DAYS A WEEK from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you are experiencing symptoms, please call 270.849.2379 PRIOR to arrival.
Laboratory Testing Hours: Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For general COVID testing (asymptomatic, pre-op testing)
If you are experiencing difficulty breathing or another emergency, please call 911 or come to the Emergency Room. Our message to you is to not delay care, regardless of need. We are here for you to provide the peace of mind you need. That is our promise.
Diagnostic Testing Fees for COVID-19
Pursuant to section 3202(a) of the CARES Act, please find the following pricing information for COVID-19 diagnostic testing:
COVID-19 RT-PCR Collection $ 45.00
COVID-19 RT-PCR $ 188.00
COVID-19 Total Antibody $ 90.00
COVID-19 RT-PCR 2 Calendar Day Result Additional Charge $25.00For deaf or hard of hearing patients:
Please find the following communication card to carry at all times during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is specially-designed to help you better communicate your healthcare needs.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Communication Card
Have a Question?
You may call the Kentucky COVID-19/Coronavirus Hotline with general questions at 1-800-722-5725, option 5.
Do not call the hotline for emergencies. If you have an emergency, dial 911
Get the Latest Updates
For the latest updates on COVID-19, visit the Kentucky Department for Public Health's COVID-19 website.
For the latest updated Visitor Hours as a Result of COVID-19, please visit:
In consideration of current CDC recommendations and the safety and well being of volunteers, at this time we are temporarily suspending our volunteer programs at the hospital. We will also be postponing various support groups and activities that meet at the hospital.
For the latest in these cancellations and other changes that affect day-to-day hospital operations as a result of COVID-19, please visit the Closings, Cancellations and Delays page.
Frequently Asked Questions
For the most frequently asked questions surrounding COVID-19, please visit the FAQ section of the CDC website here.