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Johnson County Department of Health and Environment
Vision: The Innovative Leader for Community Health and Environmental Protection.
Mission: To Protect the Health and Environment, Prevent Disease and Promote Wellness for All who Live, Work and Play in Johnson County through Exceptional Public Service.

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Recycle Your Paint and Other Household Chemicals
August 26, 2019

Have you ever wondered what to do with old paint, household cleaners, or weed killer? For Johnson County residents there are two options for getting rid of these items, and many more. Both Johnson County government and the City of Olathe operate household hazardous waste (HHW) collection facilities that collect and safely dispose of a wide range of household chemicals, and is free for Johnson County residents to use. Accepted items include paint, stain, weed killer, cleaners, used oil, aerosols, and much more. 

The Johnson County HHW facility is located in northeast Johnson County and is by appointment only. In addition to drop-offs, Johnson County also gives out usable items in their Free Store. Usable latex paint is also available for purchase in white, beige, gray, and brown for $10-25 per 5 gallon bucket depending on the color. Schedule a drop-off today!

The City of Olathe HHW facility is open to any Johnson County resident. They also accept electronics for recycling from Olathe residents only, and will not accept business waste.

If you have questions on either one of these programs please contact Brandon Hearn at brandon.hearn@jocogov.org or 913-715-6936

Olathe walk-in clinic closing at 4 p.m. on July 3, 2019
July 2, 2019

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's Olathe walk-in clinic (11875 S. Sunset Drive) will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 3, 2019. Late clinic hours will resume on July 10, 2019. The Mission clinic (6000 Lamar Ave.) is closed on Wednesdays.

Walk-in clinics temporarily experience longer than normal wait times
June 10, 2019

Pardon our progress! As we transition over to a new electronic medical records system, clients may experience longer than normal wait times at our walk-in clinics or may need to be seen another day.

If you are coming to the clinic for immunizations, please bring your immunization records with you. This information will help us provide you the vaccines you need.

We apologize for this temporary inconvenience while we work hard to better serve you.

New Olathe health clinic hours start June 10th; Mission re-opens June 25th
June 13, 2019

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s (JCDHE) health clinic in Olathe will offer new walk-in service hours for clients starting June 10, 2019. The Mission health clinic will re-open on June 25, 2019.

Walk-in services (immunizations, STD testing and treatment, pregnancy tests, physicals, tuberculosis tests) will be available at the following times:

Olathe Clinic (11875 S. Sunset Drive) — Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Immunizations and Prenatal Appointments Only); and Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mission Clinic (6000 Lamar Ave.) STARTING June 25th — Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The new schedule allows for more walk-in services at both locations and allows more appointment times for clients who receive prenatal services from JCDHE. “By adding additional hours to our clinic schedule, we are able to provide clients with a wider variety of services in a central location and increase the number of people we serve which will lead to a healthier community,” says Deputy Director Mary Beverly.

Fingerprint Services Closed Friday May 31st
May 30, 2019

Due to unavoidable circumstances, the sheriff's office will not be able to provide fingerprinting services on Friday May 31st.

Walk-In clinics temporarily closed for staff training
June 13, 2019

The Mission Walk-in Clinic (6000 Lamar Ave.) will be closed May 27-June 24, 2019 for staff training on a new electronic medical records system.

Walk-in services (immunizations, STD testing/treatment, TB testing, pregnancy testing, physicals) will be available at the Olathe clinic (11875 S. Sunset Drive) during this time except for June 3-6, 2019 when this clinic is closed for training. Immunizations will be given on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 12-6:30 p.m. only in Olathe. 

Walk-in clinic services will resume in Olathe on Friday, June 7, 2019 and in Mission on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

WIC offices will remain open at both sites during this time to serve WIC clients.

Community Meeting: Waste and Recycling in Johnson County
April 9, 2019

Johnson County invites you to join us for a community discussion about waste and recycling. We are updating our Solid Waste Management Plan and public involvement is necessary for this project’s success. The purpose of the Plan is to establish a clear vision for the waste diversion goals, recycling strategies, infrastructure needs, and priorities for the County over the next 25 years. Please join us to share your input as we look forward to hearing from you!

Two ways to provide input:

1. Take our survey online

2. Attend our Open House Community Meeting: Waste and Recycling in Johnson County
Open House - Come anytime between 6-8pm
Wednesday, April 24th
Central Resource Library - Community Room
9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS 66212

All are welcome, no RSVP is necessary. Questions? Contact Brandon Hearn: Brandon.Hearn@jocogov.org or 913-715-6936.

Open burning ban in effect for Johnson County
April 5, 2019

On April 1st an erroneous press release announced that all open burning in a 16 county region of Eastern Kansas is banned.  This mistakenly included residential burn pits and chimeneas.  This burning ban does not include either of these sources, so long as they are not banned by your local jurisdiction.  Residential burn pits and chimeneas are allowed to be used in April under the regulations set forth by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).  For specific information on the KDHE burn ban, please visit www.ksfire.org.  You can contact Mike Boothe, Environmental Compliance Manager, after April 10th at 913-715-6939. If you need immediate assistance please contact Todd Rogers at 913-715-6904.

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