Schedule a COVID-19 Test
New testing opportunities and self-reporting of home tests
You may schedule a free COVID-19 test at the Department of Health and Environment's Olathe location. Appointment times are limited. Normal testing hours are Wednesdays from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
For other testing locations in the area go to: KnowBeforeYouGoKS.com, PrepareMetroKC Testing Events, ComeBack KC Testing Locations or contact a healthcare provider or pharmacy for their testing schedule.
This is a drive-thru testing clinic. Remain in your vehicle for testing; do not enter the building. Only PCR tests are offered at this location.
The testing clinics are part of Johnson County's overall strategy to determine how prevalent COVID-19 is in Johnson County, Kansas.
An appointment is required for testing. If a message appears that states there are no classes with slots available, this means that unfortunately, there are no appointments available at this time. Please check back regularly as slots may open if there are appointment cancellations. New appointments are added each Thursday afternoon.
Test results are usually available within 24-48 hours, but could take up to 3-4 business days. Test results will be sent via email if you provide verbal consent. Check your email account’s spam/junk folder if you have not received your results within 4 business days. Do not call our office for test results as this delays the process.
- If your test is POSITIVE and you choose not to receive your results via email, you will receive a phone call at the number you provided when you scheduled your appointment.
- If your test is NEGATIVE and you choose not to receive results via email, you will receive a letter in the mail at the address you provided when you scheduled your appointment.
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Who can participate in Johnson County’s appointment-based testing?
- Anyone age 16 and older
- Children ages 5-15. A parent must be present in the vehicle to give verbal consent for testing. Children will be tested inside the vehicle and must be able to sit still for a nasal swab to both nostrils.
- With or without symptoms of coronavirus
Testing Location and Schedule
Olathe — 11875 S. Sunset Drive (Drive-thru, south side of the building)
- Wednesdays from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
- DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING. Wait inside your vehicle with the windows rolled up until it's time for your test.
- No photos, video or audio recordings during the testing process.
Enter the drive-thru area on the west side of the building. Follow the signs and drive around to the back of the building and pull up to the designated testing area facing south. Do not enter the building. Exit the testing area to the east of the building.
If you have additional questions about the testing process, call 913-715-2819, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Types of COVID-19 Testing
|Molecular Test||Antigen Test||Antibody Test|
|Also known as..||Diagnostic test, viral test, molecular test, Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), RT-PCR test, LAMP test||Rapid diagnostic test (Some molecular tests are also rapid tests)||Serological test, serology, blood test, serology test|
|What is it?||A diagnostic test that can detect active infection. Currently, the preferred COVID-19 testing method.||A diagnostic test that can detect active infection.||A test that detects antibodies the immune system created in response to past infection|
|What kind of sample is taken?||Nasal or throat swab (most tests) Saliva (a few tests)||Nasal or throat swab||Finger stick or blood draw|
|What do the test results mean?||POSITIVE: Most likely, you DO have an active COVID-19 infection and can give the virus to others.
NEGATIVE: Most likely you DO NOT currently have an active COVID-19 infection.
|POSITIVE: Most likely, you DO have an active COVID-19 infection and can give the virus to others.
NEGATIVE: You either DO NOT currently have an active COVID-19 infection or you DO have COVID-19 but were tested early or late into the virus’ progression.
|POSITIVE: You were potentially previously infected with COVID-19.
NEGATIVE: You were potentially never previously infected with COVID-19, or have not yet developed antibodies.
|Next steps||POSITIVE: Stay home and follow CDC guidance on steps to take to avoid spreading your illness to others.
NEGATIVE: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or recently been exposed to someone with COVID-19, stay home and continue to follow CDC guidance to avoid spreading potential illness to others.
|POSITIVE: Stay home and follow CDC guidance on steps to take to avoid spreading your illness to others.
NEGATIVE: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or recently been exposed to someone with COVID-19, stay home and continue to follow CDC guidance to avoid spreading potential illness to others. A molecular test is recommended.
|POSITIVE: You may be protected from reinfection or have some degree of temporary immunity. Currently, CDC and CSTE places this at 3 months.
NEGATIVE: You are still susceptible to COVID-19. Please take steps to protect yourself and others.
*The cycle threshold for these tests is determined by the manufacturers of the FDA approved testing platforms, not JCDHE or KDHE.