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This Is My Shot



Regional Health Systems is following rules from the Indiana Department of Health, including the order and timing of who can get a vaccine. There will be no charge to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.   

While vaccine supplies remain limited, it is important to continue following all safety guidelines, including social distancing, hand washing, and wearing a mask. This will help keep you and our community safe.  

Who is eligible?
Schedule your appointment
What to bring to your appointment
Frequently asks questions
Moderna COVID-19 vaccine


Who is Eligible?

Indiana's criteria for vaccine eligibility changes weekly. For the most updated eligibility criteria, please visit coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine.


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Schedule Your Vaccine Appointment

Vaccine supply is very limited. If you are  currently eligible, you must schedule an appointment to receive a vaccine. Walk-ins are not accepted.

To schedule an appointment online, visit vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov. Regional is listed under our legal name, Southlake Community Mental Health Center. 

You may also call 2-1-1 to register or (219) 769-4005 (Regional's main line) and ask for the Regional Health Clinic COVID-19 vaccine registration line. 


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What to Bring to Your Appointment

Please bring your photo ID and your insurance card to your appointment. The vaccine is free to all residents, but if you are insured we will bill your health insurance for the administrative fee. If you do not have health insurance, you will not be charged the administrative fee.


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Frequently Asked Questions 


What type of vaccine is Regional administering? 

We are administering the Moderna vaccine. Moderna requires 2 doses be given 4 weeks apart. We will schedule the second vaccine appointment while you are receiving your first vaccine. 


What days and times is Regional offering the vaccine? 

Our health clinic staff is administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Regional Mental Health Center's Stark Center in East Chicago. Days and times are: 

  • Tuesdays: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

  • Wednesdays: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

  • Thursdays: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 


Will Regional offer vaccinations at other locations? 

 Yes. We plan to offer vaccinations at other locations. Please check back for updates. 


I do not live in Indiana, but I work in Indiana. Can I get the vaccine from Regional? 

Yes. People who work in Indiana, but do not live here, and meet eligibility requirements can register using their work address. 


Is there a cost to receive the vaccine? 

The vaccine is free. However, there is a fee to administer the vaccine, which will be billed to your or the client's insurance. If the patient does not have insurance, there is no charge. No one should receive a bill for the COVID-19 vaccine. If you do receive a bill from Regional Health Systems, call (219) 769-4005 and indicate you were charged for a COVID-19 vaccine. 


Do I have to wear a mask or socially distance once I get the vaccine? 

You must continue to take these steps that we do now to prevent the spread of COVID-19: 

  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others 

  • Stay at least 6 feet apart (about 2 arm lengths) 

  • Practice good hand hygiene by washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer 

  • Isolate yourself if you’re sick and stay home if you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19 

  • Clean frequently touched surfaces often 


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Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine received approval for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on December 18, 2020. The vaccine is authorized or the prevention of 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for individuals 18 years of age and older.

Letter of Authorization
Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers


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Serving Northwest Indiana, Regional Mental Health Center has facilities in Lake and Porter Counties, Merrillville, Hobart, Highland, Hammond and East Chicago. Residents from throughout Indiana are assisted with emergency mental health services, mental health treatment, and alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs.

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