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Household Hazardous Waste 2nd Saturday Collection Event October 13th.

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will once again offer 2nd Saturday of the month by appointment only, Household Hazardous Waste collection events. Our next event will take place on Saturday, October 13th from 8-11:30am and are by appointment only. These events are for residential drop-offs only and residents can schedule a drop-off time through our online scheduler.

Get Ready for Flu Season – Flu Vaccine Available Sept. 17th

CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine each year. The flu vaccine is available beginning Sept. 17, 2018 at the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s (JCDHE) two walk-in health clinics (11875 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe or 6000 Lamar Ave., Mission). Cost is $30 for the flu vaccine. A High Dose flu vaccine that is formulated for those ages 65 and over is available at $50. JCDHE takes Blue Cross Blue Shield, Coventry, Cigna, and United Healthcare insurance.

New Child Care Licensing class registration system

A new and improved system for enrolling in child care licensing classes called Connect Johnson County is now available. Connect Johnson County replaces the former “Go Sign Me Up” website that child care providers have used to register for classes.

Clinic Services Closed this Afternoon in Mission

Due to a water main break in the area, JCDHE clinic services in Mission (6000 Lamar) will be closed for the remainder of the afternoon today. Normal operations should resume tomorrow morning. If the situation continues longer than expected, any changes in operating hours will be posted.

150 Volunteers Needed for Community Health Assessment

Community Health Assessment Survey LogoEvery three years the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment joins with nonprofit hospitals and other community partners to conduct a Community Health Assessment (CHA).

Staying safe in the heat

Record-setting temperatures over the Memorial Day weekend are a reminder that citizens who need a place to cool down during hot days are encouraged to visit one of the Johnson County Library’s 13 branches. All of these facilities will be available during normal business hours.

Measles investigation in Johnson County comes to a close

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment identified 22 cases of measles that were epidemiologically linked after an infant who was too young to be vaccinated was infected with measles while traveling internationally. Health officials began investigating the outbreak on March 8 and continued until it was declared over on May 28 by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. 

Johnson County maintains #1 ranking as healthiest place to live in Kansas

Johnson County maintains its top ranking as the healthiest place to live in Kansas according to the ninth annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, released on March 14, 2018 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). The Rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org.

Three measles cases confirmed in Johnson County

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) has confirmed three cases of measles in a Johnson County, Kan. child care facility. All identified cases are in children less than one year of age, who are too young to be vaccinated for the disease. Those at risk for the disease have been contacted and the investigation is ongoing.

Immunization clinics closed on March 12, 2018

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's immunization clinics in Olathe (11875 S. Sunset Drive) and Mission (6000 Lamar Ave.) will be closed on Monday, March 12, 2018. All other walk-in services will be available at both locations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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