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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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Walk-in Clinic and Testing Site Closures
January 15, 2021

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's walk-in clinic will be closed on Friday, Jan. 15 and Friday, Jan. 22. The immunization clinic will be closed from Jan. 15-22.

Due to inclement weather, the COVID-19 testing clinic will be closed on Friday, Jan. 15. If you had a testing appointment scheduled for Jan. 15, please check your email and visit our website to reschedule: https://www.jocogov.org/schedule-covid-19-test

Johnson County Government will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Vaccine Update: December 31, 2020
December 31, 2020

As of Dec. 31, JCDHE is only vaccinating those in Phase 1A (highest risk): healthcare-associated workers, EMS and public health staff. People who live and work in nursing homes are receiving the vaccine via the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-term Care (LTC) Program, not our office. ⁠

If you are a healthcare-associated worker and your employer has not provided a date for you to be vaccinated, please have someone from your office complete the online form to let JCDHE know your staff is interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JOCOCOVID. If you have already completed this form, no further action is needed. By completing the form, health care practices/organizations will be placed on a list and will be notified if the vaccine becomes available. Vaccine availability is not guaranteed. ⁠

Essential workers and people age 75 and older will be the next round eligible for the vaccine. We will move on to this group when Phase 1A is complete. Those who are in a lower-risk category will most likely get vaccinated in late spring/early summer. These timelines are subject to change and will depend on vaccine availability from the federal government. ⁠

We will post announcements on our website and social media as we move through the different groups eligible for the vaccine. There is no list for the general public to sign up to get the vaccine.

Holiday Hours 2020
December 16, 2020

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's clinics and administrative offices will have reduced hours or be closed on the following dates: 

December 22nd: COVID-19 Testing Clinic, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; no evening COVID-19 testing

December 23rd: COVID-19 Testing Clinic closed.

December 24th: Immunization Clinic, 8 a.m. to Noon; No other walk-in services offered. COVID-19 testing clinic closed.

December 25th: CLOSED

December 28th-30th: Immunization Clinic closed. All other walk-in services are available.

December 31st: Immunization Clinic Closed. No other walk-in services offered. COVID-19 testing clinic closed.

January 1st: CLOSED

America Recycles Day Recycling Event with Johnson County
November 9, 2020

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment and Downtown Overland Park will be partnering with Secure E-Cycle and ProShred to host an electronic recycling and paper shredding event to celebrate America Recycles Day. The event will take place on Thursday November 12th from 9am-12:30pm at the Overland Park Farmer's Market. Charges apply for the following electronics only: 

  • Televisions $40/per item
  • Computer monitors $25/per item
  • All other electronics (cell phones, digital cameras, key boards, etc.) and confidential documents are FREE to drop off
  • There is no charge for paper shredding, donations are accepted

For more information on this event or other recycling options contact Brandon Hearn at 913-238-6876. Thank you for helping us celebrate America Recycles Day!

Appointment-only drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic at Shawnee Mission North High School on July 24
July 20, 2020

If you live or work in Johnson County, Kansas, and are age 12 and older, you can make an appointment to be tested for COVID-19 for free on Friday, July 24 from 8-11 a.m. at Shawnee Mission North High School, 7401 Johnson Drive in Overland Park. Children age 12-15 years old must have a parent present in the vehicle to give verbal consent for testing.

Testing is by appointment only for anyone with or without symptoms. Appointments can be scheduled at https://www.jocogov.org/schedule-covid-19-test. Due to the high demand for this testing, appointments will fill up quickly, so residents are encouraged to check the website frequently for cancellations. Those with an appointment should enter the testing clinic using the west entrance off of Johnson Drive and follow the signs. 

JCDHE requests that people arrive at their scheduled appointment time only and to plan for additional wait time as traffic moves through the testing area. Those getting tested should remain in their vehicles with the windows rolled up until it’s time for their test. Testing involves using a swab to take a sample from inside the nose. The department requests that people not bring pets to the testing site to protect the safety of staff and the occupants of the vehicle. 

This is the department’s ninth community testing event and is part of the county’s overall strategy to broadly test those who live and work in Johnson County. More information about the county’s COVID-19 response can be found at https://www.jocogov.org/coronavirus-covid-19-update

JCDHE’s drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Gardner open to Johnson County residents and employees age 12 and older
July 6, 2020

Anyone who lives or works in Johnson County, Kansas, and is age 12 and older can get a free COVID-19 test on Friday, July 10 from 8-11 a.m. (or until supplies run out) at Gardner Edgerton High School, 425 Waverly Road, Gardner. Children age 12-15 years old must have a parent present in the vehicle to give verbal consent for testing. 

The drive-thru testing clinic will operate on a first-come, first-served basis for anyone with or without symptoms of COVID-19. Traffic should enter the testing clinic off of S. Waverly Road, just south of W. Madison Street, and follow the signs. 

Those getting tested should remain in their vehicles with the windows rolled up until it's time for their test. Testing involves using a swab to take a sample from the back of the nose. No pets, please. This is not antibody testing. 

More information about the county's COVID-19 response can be found at www.jocogov.org/coronavirus.

JCDHE expands appointment-based COVID-19 testing to older children and adds evening appointments
July 6, 2020

Starting on June 29, Johnson County, Kansas children age 12 and older can get a free COVID-19 test at the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s (JCDHE) drive-thru appointment-based testing in Olathe. Children under the age of 16 (12-15 years) must have a parent present in the vehicle to give verbal consent for testing.

The department is also expanding its appointment-based testing to anyone who lives or works in Johnson County, Kansas with or without symptoms. Previously, testing was only for symptomatic individuals who resided in the county.

Appointment-based testing is available Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Tuesday from 4-7 p.m., and every other Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (starting July 17, 2020). The drive-thru testing clinic is located at 11875 S. Sunset Drive.

Individuals should seek testing from their primary health care provider first before making an appointment at JCDHE. Appointments can be scheduled in English or Spanish at www.jocogov.org/coronavirus.

For questions about the testing process or COVID-19, call 913-715-2819, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit www.jocogov.org/coronavirus.

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing on June 26 aims to stop the chain of coronavirus transmission in Johnson County
June 22, 2020

Anyone age 18 and older who lives or works in Johnson County, Kansas can get a free COVID-19 test on Friday, June 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until supplies run out) at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Ave. in Leawood.

The drive-thru testing clinic will operate on a first-come, first-served basis for anyone with or without symptoms of COVID-19. Traffic should enter the testing clinic off of Roe Avenue, just south of 135th Street, and follow the signs. 

Those getting tested should remain in their vehicles with the windows rolled up until it's time for their test. Testing involves using a swab to take a sample from the back of the nose. No pets, please. This is not antibody testing. 

More information about the county's COVID-19 response can be found at www.jocogov.org/coronavirus.

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