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NEW! 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have health-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.

Johnson County, Kansas COVID-19 information

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) COVID-19 information

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (English)

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Spanish)

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Chinese)

APHA Spanish-language resource hub at COVIDGuia.org

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. Anyone who is positive for COVID-19 should isolate at home for 10 days since onset of symptoms, 24 hours fever-free (without the use of fever-reducing medication), and significant improvement in symptoms. 

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. 

PLASMA DONATIONS: The Community Blood Center (CBC) is collecting convalescent plasma donations from those who have recovered from COVID-19. CBC will collect, process the plasma for infusion, and maintain a bank for hospitals to treat patients with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infections.

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

  • Health for Seniors – resource page by USA.gov to provide health information.  Get help to find doctors, hospitals and healthcare facilities. Learn about options for long term care services, find help with common questions about buying and using medications.  Includes ways to get help with prescription drug costs and get Medicare and Medicaid resources.  https://www.usa.gov/health
  • Health Information for Older Adults – CDC information related to aging health.https://www.cdc.gov/aging/index.html
  • Physical Activity for Older Adults – CDC physical activity guidelines for older adults. www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/olderadults.html
  • Travel Health – Senior Citizens – Travel information for seniors. Includes vaccines, medication, and injury prevention information. wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/senior-citizens

Substance Abuse

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

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Health Insurance Marketplace (Affordable Care Act) — This service is currently unavailable.

Local assistance is available at Healthcare.gov or by calling 800-318-2596.

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) at (913) 826-1200. Spanish speakers are available.

KanCare (Medicaid) — This service is currently unavailable.

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. Call (913) 826-1200. Spanish speakers are available.

Helpful Links

Healthcare.gov
KanCare

Frequent Questions: Zika

Department Reports

Department of Health & Environment Annual Reports

Johnson County Influenza Surveillance Reports

Johnson County Quarterly Disease Reports

If you need reports from previous years, please send your request in an email to [email protected].

Upcoming Events

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Mon, 10/18/2021 - 8:00am

COVID-19 Testing

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 8:00am

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic (Mission)

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 1:00pm

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic (Mission)

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 8:00am

COVID-19 Testing

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 8:00am

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic (Mission)