Johnson County Mental Health Center
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Service updates related to COVID-19
Monday, March 23, 3:01 p.m.
Johnson County Mental Health Center is making the following adjustments in light of the stay at home order that will go into effect on Tuesday, March 24. These adjustments will continue to be reevaluated as new information becomes available.
1. All outpatient services will continue through phone or video. There are a few helpful steps you can take to prepare for a virtual appointment.
2. Individuals experiencing a mental health crisis or those supporting someone in crisis are encouraged to call our 24/7 crisis line at 913-268-0156. In-person crisis care is still available in our offices, but should be used only when phone is not an option or the situation demands an in person intervention.
3. A staff member will be screening individuals coming to our locations for symptoms of an illness. The screening will include a temperature check and a series of 4 questions. Clients who screen as being potentially ill will not be able to attend their appointment at that time and will be provided follow up plans. If the person is believed to be ill, but in crisis, the individual will be given a mask and escorted to a safe location for follow up.
4. Clients in need of a medication refill should call 913-826-4200 to see if their medication can be refilled over the phone. Some medications will still require face-to-face appointments.
5. Transportation services will continue to provide rides for essentials such as employment, medication, medical appointments and food.
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Information and updates to service related to the coronavirus
The safety and well-being of our clients and staff is of utmost importance to us. Here are some of the ways we are communicating to help our clients in their recovery and, at the same time, reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Steps at home
The simple steps of washing hands for at least 20 seconds, sneezing in your elbow or a tissue, refrain from touching your face or from touching others.
Medication refills available by phone for some clients
Through Friday, April 17 we will provide some medication refills by phone at 913-826-4200 in lieu of coming into our nurse clinic. All requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case situation, after nursing staff have reviewed your chart and consulted with providers. Clients who have not seen a provider for more than six months, had refills consecutively more than twice or are on a controlled medication will still need a face-to-face visit. All calls received before 3 p.m. will be returned the same day.
Resources for prevention at home and managing anxiety
It's Okay if You're not Okay with COVID-19
Preparing at home
CDC on Coping
Helping children cope with disasters
Children's reactions and parents' response
Helping kids cope with COVID-19 anxiety
Managing anxiety for adults
Resource for older adults and people with disabilities
We will be consistently updating this page as more information becomes available or if there are any additional changes in our services. You can also visit jocogov.org/coronavirus for more information county-wide about the coronavirus.
If you have questions, call the Johnson County Community COVID-19 Hotline at 913-715-CV19(2819) 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Friday.