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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 health clinic closed on June 12, 2020
June 9, 2020

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's walk-in health clinic will be closed on Friday, June 12, 2020. There will be no walk-in services available (immunizations, contraception services/family planning or STD testing/treatment). The WIC office remains open. 

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing on June 12, 2020 is open to those who live or work in Johnson County, Kansas
June 8, 2020

Anyone age 18 and older who lives or works in Johnson County, Kansas can get a free COVID-19 test on Friday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until supplies run out) at the College Boulevard Activity Center, 11031 S. Valley Road in Olathe.

The drive-thru testing clinic will operate on a first-come, first-served basis for anyone with or without symptoms of COVID-19. Bring a driver's license, but it's not required to be tested. Traffic should enter the testing clinic off of College Boulevard and Lone Elm Road 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 inside the nose. JCDHE requests that people not bring pets to the testing site to protect the safety of staff and the occupants of the vehicle. 

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

JCDHE offers drive-thru COVID-19 testing for Johnson County residents on May 29, 2020
May 26, 2020

Johnson County, KS residents, age of 18+, with or without symptoms of coronavirus, can get a free COVID-19 test on May 29th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until supplies run out, at the College Boulevard Activity Center, 11031 S. Valley Rd, Olathe.

Drive-thru testing is on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring a driver’s license, but not required, and be in line no later than 1 p.m. Traffic should enter off of Lone Elm Road and 107th St. Learn more: https://t.co/RDaFHJat0n 

Walk-in health clinic closed on May 29, 2020
May 22, 2020

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's walk-in health clinic will be closed on Friday, May 29, 2020. There will be no walk-in services available (immunizations, contraception services or STD testing/treatment). The WIC office remains open. 

Free Store reopening Tuesday May 26th
May 21, 2020

The Johnson County Free Store will be reopening on Tuesday May 26th with the following conditions:

  • One resident at a time in the Free Store
  • If there are multiple cars waiting, residents need to stay in their vehicles until the store is empty
  • 10 item maximum per resident
  • Residents need to only touch the items that they will be taking
  • Doors to the Free Store will remain open during business hours, depending on the weather 

More information can be found on the Free Store page

JCDHE offers appointment-based, drive-thru COVID-19 testing for symptomatic Johnson County residents
June 11, 2020

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.

Olathe Immunization Clinic Will Close at 1:00 p.m. on May 14, 2020
May 14, 2020

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's Olathe immunization clinic (11875 S. Sunset Drive) will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 14, 2020. The Mission clinic (6000 Lamar Ave.) is closed.

JCDHE conducts second population health survey
April 22, 2020

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCHDE) is asking Johnson County, Kansas residents to complete a short survey in order to understand how many people in Johnson County, Kansas have or do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). The survey will be available starting Tuesday, April 21st at 10 a.m. and will close on Friday, April 24th at 10 a.m. Take the survey again even if you took it two weeks ago. 

This short survey asks about COVID-19 symptoms or lack of symptoms, demographic and contact information. The survey should be completed for every member of the household. The information is confidential and will only be used by JCDHE to determine how COVID-19 is spreading in the community. Residents will be asked to do this same survey several more times in the next few weeks in order to compare results.

Questions? Call the Johnson County Community Hotline at 913-715-2819, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit www.jocogov.org/coronavirus.

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