Margaret Mary Health is continually evaluating opportunities to address the ongoing drug abuse issues facing local communities. The hospital has formed a partnership with the Coalition for a Drug-Free Batesville and Ripley County Prosecutor’s Office to provide parents with urine drug-testing kits. "By providing parents with these preventative tools, children can be tested in the privacy of their own homes. Additionally, if children know they may be tested, they may be less likely to use," said Kasi Christin, MMH communications specialist.

If parents are concerned their child is using, a free kit can be picked up at any of these locations: Batesville Community School Corp. administration office; Batesville Memorial Building; Brookville Library; Community Mental Health Center, Brookville; Laurel Library; Margaret Mary Health; Margaret Mary Health Center of Brookville; Margaret Mary Health Center of Osgood; Margaret Mary Physician Partners of Milan; Oldenburg Academy; Ripley County Health Department; Southeastern Indiana Health Center; and Southeastern Indiana YMCA.

To learn more about the free drug-testing kits or MMH’s other wellness initiatives, persons can call 812-933-5257 or visit

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