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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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Health clinics open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 21, 2018
November 15, 2018

The walk-in health clinics in Olathe and Mission will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 21. The Olathe clinic will offer immunizations and prenatal appointments only. All walk-in services will be available at the Mission clinic. Late clinic hours will resume on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Johnson County Government is closed Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving. 

Celebrate America Recycles Day by Recycling Your Electronics & More
November 7, 2018

In celebration of America Recycles Day, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, Downtown Overland Park, ProShred, and Secure e-Cycle will be hosting an electronics recycling and paper shredding event on Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Patrons can drop off “anything with a cord” to be properly recycled, as well as paper that will be securely shredded. All electronic items are free except TVs ($20 each) and CRT monitors ($15 each).

The event will be held in the parking lot near the Overland Park Farmers’ Market pavilion – enter and exit from Marty Street, between 79th and 80th Street. As a courtesy, Johnson County staff and volunteers will be there to unload your vehicle.

Health clinics open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2018
October 29, 2018

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's health clinics in Olathe (11875 S. Sunset Dr.) and Mission (6000 Lamar Ave.) will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 31. Late hours will resume on Nov. 7. 

Mission Immunization Clinic Closed Oct. 22, 2018
October 18, 2018

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's Mission immunization clinic (6000 Lamar Ave.) will be closed Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. If you need an immunization, please visit our clinic in Olathe (11875 S. Sunset Drive). 

Mission Immunization Clinic Closed Oct. 4-8, 2018
October 3, 2018

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's Mission immunization clinic (6000 Lamar Ave.) will be closed Oct. 4-8, 2018. If you need an immunization, please visit our clinic in Olathe (11875 S. Sunset Drive). 

New Health Clinic hours in Olathe start Oct. 1, 2018
October 17, 2019

Starting Oct. 1 the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment added additional service hours at its Olathe health clinic located at 11875 S. Sunset Drive.

The Olathe clinic is open EVERY Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. giving clients additional time for walk-in services and appointments. The Mission clinic is closed on Fridays. Both clinics are open late on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Directions, hours and a list of walk-in clinic services are available on JCDHE's website

Household Hazardous Waste 2nd Saturday Collection Event October 13th.
September 17, 2018

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will once again offer 2nd Saturday of the month by appointment only, Household Hazardous Waste collection events. Our next event will take place on Saturday, October 13th from 8-11:30am and are by appointment only. These events are for residential drop-offs only and residents can schedule a drop-off time through our online scheduler. Saturday collection events will occur the 2nd Saturday of the month and will run through October. Electronic waste will not be accepted, however, Secure E-Cycle is located a short distance from the Household Hazardous Waste facility and will be accepting items during the Saturday collection events. Prices for electronic recycling are: TVs under 31" ($25), TVs over 31" ($35), CRT monitors ($10), LCD computer monitors ($5), PC's with data destruction ($5), all other accepted electronics are free. Secure E-Cycle will also accept paper for shredding, prices for secure paper disposal are $25 for the 1st box, and $5 for each additional box. For other electronic recycling options go to RecycleSpot.org to find the locations closest to you.

Get Ready for Flu Season – Flu Vaccine Available Sept. 17th
September 12, 2018

CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine each year. The flu vaccine is available beginning Sept. 17, 2018 at the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s (JCDHE) two walk-in health clinics (11875 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe or 6000 Lamar Ave., Mission). Cost is $30 for the flu vaccine. A High Dose flu vaccine that is formulated for those ages 65 and over is available at $50. JCDHE takes Blue Cross Blue Shield, Coventry, Cigna, and United Healthcare insurance.

“Flu season” in the United States begins as early as October and lasts as late as May. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of getting sick with seasonal flu and spreading it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through the community.

Anyone can get the flu (even healthy people) and serious problems related to the flu can happen at any age, but some people are at a higher risk of developing serious flu-related complications if they get sick. This includes people 65 years and older, people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions (such as diabetes, asthma, or heart disease), pregnant women, and young children.

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