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Public health is one of the most important services we provide the residents of Johnson County Government. Every day, in many ways, we strive to prevent disease and promote wellness. Our Olathe and Mission walk-in clinics offer services including immunizations, pregnancy testing and family planning, and Tuberculosis testing. The Johnson County Mental Health Center provides a wide range of mental health and substance abuse services to residents. We serve clients of the Kansas WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program, teach classes for child care providers, manage disease investigation and reporting, and so much more.

Health News

JoCo named healthiest Kansas county for second straight year

Johnson County was named the healthiest county in the state of Kansas for the second straight year, according to the fifth annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The Rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org.

The County Health Rankings rank the overall health of nearly every county in all 50 states. The Rankings allow counties to see how well they are doing on 29 factors that influence health including smoking, high school graduation rates, employment, physical inactivity and access to healthy foods.

“The Rankings help us to understand what factors have influenced good health in our community and how we can continue to make Johnson County a healthy place to live, learn, work and play,” said Lougene Marsh, director of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment.

While Johnson County ranked highest in the categories of health behaviors, access to clinical care and other social and economic factors, Marsh said this report also identifies areas where Johnson County can improve, such as educating residents on how to reduce commute times to work.

“These rankings often provide the spark for businesses, community planners, policy-makers, public health, parents and others to work together for better health,” said Marsh.

Johnson County was ranked number one in Kansas in 2013 and number two in 2012.

Mission Immunization Clinic Changes Tuesday Schedule

Effective Tuesday, March 18, 2014, the Mission immunization clinic (6000 Lamar Ave.) will be open on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Olathe immunization clinic (11875 S. Sunset Drive) continues to offer late hours on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Mission Immunization Clinic Closed for Lunch (12:30-1:30 p.m.)

Effective Monday, March 3, 2014, the immunization clinic in Mission will close for lunch from 12:30-1:30pm. If you need immunizations from 12:30-1:30pm, please visit our Olathe clinic at 11875 S. Sunset Drive.

JCDHE will open at 10 a.m. on Feb. 5, 2014

Due to inclement weather, all clinics and administrative offices of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.

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Health Dept. now offers more convenient scheduling options

Clients of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) can now schedule appointments for prenatal and reproductive health services and employment/college physicals at either clinic location in Olathe (11875 S. Sunset Drive) or Mission (6000 Lamar Ave). Previously, appointments were only available in Olathe.

The additional appointment times will begin Feb. 3 and will allow JCDHE’s clients to schedule appointments when it’s convenient for them, which will result in shorter wait times and faster service. Call 913-826-1200 to make appointments for either location. Visit JCDHE’s website for hours and locations.

JCDHE accepts KanCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare and (beginning Feb. 1) Coventry insurance as well as self-payment for clinic services.

WIC services continue to be offered by appointment at both locations. Several services will continue to be available on a walk-in basis such as immunizations, pregnancy tests, contraception refills and STD testing/services.

Mental Health First Aid Classes

Mental Health First Aid is a ground breaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

The next 8-Hour Mental Health First Aid class will be held on Tuesday, April 15 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at Johnson County Mental Health Center, Suite 130, Mission, KS

8-Hour Mental Health First Aid Signup

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April 7, 2014, April 21, 2014, May 5, 2014, May 19, 2014 | 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Making a Difference Parent Session

April 28, 2014 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

National Infant Immunization Week 2014