COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccinations are available for anyone aged 12 or older at our Ballad Health Vaccine Center.

No appointment is necessary, but you can book an appointment online for the Johnson City Vaccine Center:

Schedule Your Vaccination

The vaccine center is located in The Mall of Johnson City at the former Goody's entrance near Forever 21.

Or call Ballad Health Nurse Connect at 833-822-5523 to schedule your vaccination. Nurse Connect is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Your second dose will be scheduled at the center when you get your first dose.


COVID-19 drive-thru testing

If you are concerned you may be ill, schedule a COVID-19 test online at one of our drive-thru test sites. Ballad Health offers testing for patients of all ages.

Enter your location and select "COVID Testing – No Symptoms" as your reason for visit. You can also call (833) 822-5523 to schedule your test.

Appointments are required. Referrals aren't needed.

Learn more about COVID-19 testing.


COVID-19 scorecard

The COVID-19 daily scorecard shows several key data measures for Ballad Health’s 21-county service area

Read the COVID-19 scorecard for the Appalachian Highlands [PDF, 225KB] region.


Post-COVID care clinic

Ballad Health has launched the Center for Post-COVID Care to provide a full spectrum of services to patients struggling with post-COVID symptoms.

Learn more about our Center for Post-COVID Care.


Visitation restrictions

To help contain COVID-19, Ballad Health has implemented new requirements for visitors.

Newsroom

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Ballad Health issues statement on emergency department utilization

With novel coronavirus (COVID-19) hospitalizations at record levels, Ballad Health is providing feedback to the communities it serves, intended to optimize healthcare resources for those who need it most. ... read more about Ballad Health issues statement on emergency department utilization.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Increase in regional COVID-19 cases leads Ballad Health to delay all elective surgical procedures, limit visitation to patients with COVID-19

An increase in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the Appalachian Highlands has prompted Ballad Health to postpone all elective and non-emergent surgeries, including already-scheduled procedures. ... read more about Increase in regional COVID-19 cases leads Ballad Health to delay all elective surgical procedures, limit visitation to patients with COVID-19.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Statement in support of in-person learning and protection measures for children

Ballad Health unequivocally supports taking all appropriate measures to keep children in schools for in-person learning. We believe taking the steps recommended by medical boards and the CDC are most likely to enhance the opportunity to keep children in school. ... read more about Statement in support of in-person learning and protection measures for children.

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Ballad Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving 29 counties of Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Northwestern North Carolina and Southeastern Kentucky. Our system was created in 2018 to improve the health of people in these regions, and we have committed investments totaling $308 million over 10 years to preserve access, expand health research and graduate medical education, and address some of the region’s most pressing health issues.

Ballad Health operates a family of 21 hospitals in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, including a dedicated children’s hospital, several community hospitals, three critical access hospitals, a behavioral health hospital, an addiction treatment facility, long-term care facilities, home care and hospice services, retail pharmacies, outpatient services and a comprehensive medical management corporation.