Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:

  • The air by coughing and sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
  • Rarely, fecal contamination

It is highly recommended to receive a flu shot during this outbreak.

If you are seeking more information on the coronavirus please refer to the Indiana State Department of Health.


The Nursing Division provides an array of clinical services to East Chicago residents at a reduced cost. No cash, only debit, credit, and money orders accepted.

ServiceResident CostNon Resident Cost
Adult Tuberculosis Skin Testing$10$15
Blood PressureFreeFree
Children Tuberculosis Skin Testing$5$10
Condoms (2 dozen box)$5$5 
Copy of Record$2$2
Flu ShotsSeniors and East Chicago Employees -  No Charge$25
Food Handler’s Card$10$15
HIV testingMust call for an appointmentMust call for an appointment
Lead TestingNo Charge for East Chicago Residents$10
Pregnancy TestingWith Verification$5
STD Testing$15$20
Tetanus Shots$35 $35

Tuberculosis  Shots

Tuberculosis shots are only administered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday - excluding holidays that do not allow 48 to 72 hours.

Communicable Disease Investigations

Communicable disease investigations of persons residing in East Chicago are routinely reported and managed as referred by the State Health Department to decrease the spread of communicable disease and illness throughout the community.

High Blood Pressure

Click for more CDC information on high blood pressure.

High Blood Pressure Infographic (JPG)