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Health insurance enrollment event takes place Dec. 7 in Olathe

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is hosting a health insurance enrollment event to assist Kansans in enrolling in health care plans.

The event will be held Dec. 7 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe, Room 1055. The Health Partnership Clinic and El Centro are co-sponsoring this event.

Certified HealthCare.gov navigators will be available to help individuals and families renew their existing coverage or find plans that meet their health and financial needs.

In order to enroll, individuals must bring the following items:

  • An active email address and password
  • Birth dates and social security numbers for everyone in household
  • 2016 projected income
  • Tax information (W-2, 2014 tax return, pay stubs, self-employment records)
  • Immigration documents
  • Any info about employer offered coverage

If you have any questions, please call 913-826-1239 or 913-826-1974 to speak to a health navigator.

JCDHE wins Local Health Department of the Year

Out of the 105 local health departments in Kansas, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) has earned the prestigious title of “Local Health Department of the Year” from the Kansas Association of Local Health Departments (KALHD). This award recognizes health departments that have made a significant contribution to the public health system at the local level. Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ed Eilert and JCDHE Director Lougene Marsh accepted the award at the KALHD annual awards luncheon in Wichita, Kan. on Nov. 4. More information is available in our news release.

Immunization Clinics Closed Nov. 13, 2015

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's Immunization Clinics in Olathe and Mission will be closed on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Other walk-in services, family planning and prenatal appointments will still be available. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

It's time to get covered!

Millions of Americans count on HealthCare.gov for quality and affordable health coverage. If you or someone you care about needs health insurance, you should know that Open Enrollment for 2016 coverage runs from Nov. 1, 2015 through Jan. 31, 2016. Eight out of 10 people who enrolled in health coverage through HealthCare.gov qualified for financial help to make their monthly premiums more affordable. In fact, most people can find health insurance plans available for $75 or less per month. Learn about options available in your area by visiting HealthCare.gov or call us at 913-826-1200 and ask to speak with a Patient Navigator.

Recycle Your Lawn this Fall

Recycle your lawn this fall with Johnson County Health and Environment. Not only do grass clippings and leaves help retain moisture, they also return much needed nutrients back into the soil. Research recommends that you mulch your leaves and grrass clippings using a mulching mower. By "grass-cycling" properly your lawn will look great and you can save money on fertilizing. For more information on how you can recycle your lawn by mulch mowing or composting check out our Yard Waste & Composting Page.

Johnson County Launches New HHW On-Line Scheduling Application

Johnson County has redesigned the HHW on-line scheduling application!  Some new features:

  • available dates displayed in a calendar format
  • schedule e-waste appointments on-line
  • modify or cancel previously scheduled appointments 

If you are a Johnson County resident and have household hazardous waste or unwanted paint to dropoff at Johnson County's Hazardous Material Collection Facility, we encourage you to use the new on-line scheduler.  Go to Schedule a Dropoff to start NOW! 

This on-line application is for residents only.  Businesses, including schools and churches, are invited to use our business waste program.

Tell Us About Your Health: Your Opinion Matters!

What makes a community healthy? This important question is what JCDHE wants to answer. Every three years, JCDHE and their community partners conduct a community health assessment to understand the needs of the county's residents. In October 2015, JCDHE and the nonprofit hospitals in Johnson County are partnering to complete the next community health assessment.

How can you help? Participate in our assessment by answering the survey questions and give us your opinion! Volunteers will conduct 616 in-person, houshold interviews of residents around Johnson County. You'll know they are JCDHE volunteers becasue they come in pairs, wear blue t-shirts, and display name tags that indicate they are part of the community health assessment team.

The household addresses have been randomly pre-selected to make sure our survey reaches a variety of neighborhoods and populations. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes. The information we collect will not include your name or address.

If volunteers knock on your door, open it and take our survey! Your opinion really matters and can help bring positive changes to our county.

Volunteers may be in your neighborrhood on the following dates:

  • October 1st, 2nd and 3rd
  • October 8th, 9th and 10th
  • October 15th, 16th and 17th
  • October 22nd, 23rd and 24th

Thank you for your help!

Seasonal flu shots now available in Olathe and Mission clinics

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has seasonal flu vaccine available for adults and children over the age of 6 months at the immunization walk-in clinics in Olathe and Mission. The cost is $30 for a seasonal flu shot, $40 for the nasal vaccine and $50 for the high dose flu shot for those age 65 and older. Complete form online BEFORE arriving at the clinic, print it and bring it with you.

We accept private insurance from Blue Cross and Blue Shield, UnitedHealthcare and Coventry. We do not take insurance from Coventry Advantra or Humana Gold Plus. We are a KanCare provider for all managed care organizations such as Amerigroup, Sunflower and United Community. Cash, check or credit card payment is also accepted for those who are uninsured or who carry other insurance plans.

Clinics Close at 12 noon on Sept. 18th

The JCDHE Family Planning and Walk-In clinics will close at 12:00 noon on Friday, September 18, 2015 at both the Olathe (11875 S. Sunset) and Mission (6000 Lamar) locations for staff training. The Immunizations clinic will remain open at both locations that day.

Community Health Assessment Info and Sign Up

In October, JCDHE is conducting a community health needs assessment. Click here for information and to sign up to assist in surveying Johnson County residents about the health of our community.

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