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Public Advisory: Please take our population health survey ... | last updated: 04/08/2020 - 3:26pm | + read more

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is asking Johnson County residents to complete a short survey in order to understand how many people in Johnson County have or do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). The survey will close at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 10.

Survey link - Population Health Survey



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NEW! 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have virus-related questions about COVID-19, call the Johnson County Community COVID-19 Hotline at (913) 715-2819, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit https://www.jocogov.org/coronavirus-covid-19-update. If you have non health-related questions, call (913) 715-5000, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Information for the Public

Information for Child Care Facilities, Schools and Employers

Information for Healthcare Providers and Long-term Care Facilities

EMPLOYERS: There is NO public health recommendation that employees who are ill must test negative for COVID-19 before returning to work or get a COVID-19 test in order to take sick leave. At this time, we recommend anyone with an illness to isolate at home for 7 days after symptom onset or 72 hours fever free, whichever is longer. JCDHE will not be providing letters for employees to clear them to return to work.

HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS: Immediately notify infection control at your health care facility and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) at (877) 427-7317 if you have a person under investigation for COVID-19. Healthcare providers can collect specimen samples at their office for COVID-19 testing. The Kansas Department of Health and Environmental Laboratories (KHEL) in Topeka, Kansas and private labs are conducting testing for COVID-19. 

Local and national resources for health information

Adolescents

Diseases and Conditions

  • Cancer - data, research, and articles related to cancer. 
  • Diabetes – CDC data, research, and articles related to diabetes. 
  • Flu - CDC data, research, and articles related to influenza. 
  • Heart Disease - data, research, and articles related to heart disease. 

Food/Nutrition

Health

Health Care

  • Kansas City's Medicine Cabinet – Provides help for low-income, underinsured and uninsured metro area residents. Includes emergency dental care [fillings and extractions], diabetic supplies, durable medical equipment, hearing aids, prescriptions [no controlled substances], vision exam and eyeglasses. 
  • Health Insurance – Get information on health insurance, including Medicaid, Medicare, and find help paying for medical bills.
  • HealthCare.gov – Enroll in health insurance or update your current health insurance plan. 

Limited English Proficiency Resources

Parent

  • Parent information – CDC’s information on parenting. Included in this is information about parenting children from pregnancy to age 19. www.cdc.gov/parents/index.html

Schools

Senior Adults

Notice of Privacy

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment provides the following document about our privacy practices. THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN OBTAIN ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

Notice of Privacy (English)

Notice of Privacy (español)

Medicaid/Insurance Enrollment

Couple filling out paperwork next to a laptop computerKanCare (Medicaid)

Our staff is trained to help Kansas children, pregnant women, low-income adults, people with disabilities and the elderly enroll in KanCare, the program the State of Kansas uses to provide Medicaid.

This service is FREE and offered year-round at our Olathe office (11875 S. Sunset Drive). An appointment is required. Spanish speakers are available. Call or send an email to find out if you qualify:

(913) 477-8060 or Elizabeth.Mardis@jocogov.org  

What to bring to your appointment:

  • Birth certificate
  • Social security number
  • Children's immunization records
  • Proof of monthly household income from anyone working in the home
  • An identification card (a state-issued ID card, passport or consular card) or state-issued driver's license

If you are over age 65 or a person with a disability, bring the following items to your appointment:

  • Two (2) government-issued forms of identification (driver's license, passport, military ID, consular card)
  • Health insurance card(s), front and back
  • Paystubs for the last 30 days, including VA or pension income
  • Proof of any income other than social security
  • Three (3) months of statements for all bank accounts (checking, savings, money market)
  • Value of stocks, bonds and certificates of deposit (CDs) for the last three (3) months
  • Statement showing the value of individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and 401(k) accounts
  • Letter from your life insurance company verifying policy owner, face/cash values and any loans against the policy
  • Proof of out-of-pocket medical expenses such as health insurance premiums and medical bills owed, due or expected

Health Insurance Marketplace (Affordable Care Act)

Our trained staff can help you find and select an insurance plan that fits your needs and budget through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Health Insurance Marketplace is for people who don’t have health insurance through a job, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or another source that provides qualifying health coverage.

This service is FREE and offered during open enrollment (Nov. 1-Dec. 15) or if you have a qualifying life event such as losing health coverage, moving, getting married, having a baby, or adopting a child. Call for an appointment at our Olathe office (11875 S. Sunset Drive). Spanish speakers are available.

(913) 477-8060 or Elizabeth.Mardis@jocogov.org

Helpful Links

Healthcare.gov
KanCare

Frequent Questions: Zika

Department Reports