Johnson County, Kansas residents over the age of 18 with symptoms of coronavirus can now get a free COVID-19 test by making an online appointment. Residents should seek testing from their primary health care provider first before making an appointment at JCDHE. Supplies and appointment times are limited.
Drive-thru testing begins on May 18 at the department’s Olathe office (11875 S. Sunset Drive). Residents can schedule an appointment at www.jocogov.org/coronavirus.
Symptoms of COVID-19 typically appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and include fever (greater than 100.4 F), cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Residents experiencing these symptoms are encouraged to get tested immediately as this is when people are most infectious and could transmit the virus to others.
Drive-thru testing is available in Olathe, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spanish-speakers who need assistance scheduling an appointment can call (913) 826-1200 and press 1 for customer service.
The testing area is located on the south side of the building. Follow the sign and drive to the testing area. Do not enter the building. If the public has questions about the testing process, they can call (913) 715-2819, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit www.jocogov.org/coronavirus.