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Public health is one of the most important services we provide the residents of Johnson County Government. Every day, in many ways, we strive to prevent disease and promote wellness. Our Olathe and Mission walk-in clinics offer services including immunizations, pregnancy testing and family planning, and Tuberculosis testing. The Johnson County Mental Health Center provides a wide range of mental health and substance abuse services to residents. We serve clients of the Kansas WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program, teach classes for child care providers, manage disease investigation and reporting, and so much more.

Health News

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please see jocogov.org/coronavirus for the latest update on COVID-19 cases in Johnson County. If you have virus-related questions about COVID-19, call the Johnson County Community COVID-19 Hotline at (913) 715-2819, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have non health-related questions, call (913) 715-5000, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

Here are a few things you can do to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community:

  1. High-risk individuals need to be extra careful. People over age 60, people with a weakened immune system and those with chronic medical conditions are most at risk for serious illness (including hospitalization and death) from COVID-19 and should avoid being around anyone who is ill or near large crowds (more than 10 people).
  2. Cover your cough and sneeze. COVID-19 is transmitted when people cough or sneeze near others and those respiratory droplets are breathed in by a nearby person or when someone touches an infected surface and then touches their eyes, nose or mouth.
  3. If you’re sick, isolate at home. Separate yourself from others in your household by using a separate bedroom and bathroom. If that’s not possible, distance yourself (at least 6 feet apart) from others and disinfect surfaces on a regular basis.
  4. Call your primary healthcare provider if you have COVID-19 symptoms (fever and cough or shortness of breath) to discuss whether you should be tested for COVID-19 and other possible reasons for illness. You do not need to go to the hospital emergency room to get tested.
  5. Wash your hands often with soap and water. If that’s not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Additional resources and information can be found on the following websites:

Mission health clinic closed Dec. 24-30, 2019

The Mission health clinic is closed Dec. 24-30, 2019. If you need walk-in services over the holidays, please visit our Olathe health clinic (11875 S. Sunset Drive). The Olathe clinic will close at 2 p.m. on Dec. 24, 2019. Both health clinics will close at 3 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2019. All Johnson County government offices are closed Dec. 25, 2019 and Jan. 1, 2020. 

New check-in procedure for health clinics starts October 21

Starting on Monday, Oct. 21, clients who come to the Olathe or Mission health clinics for walk-in services will check-in electronically using the iPads stationed in the lobby or with a staff member at the customer service window. This new procedure allows us to better estimate wait times for walk-in services. Remote check-ins will no longer be available via the QLess smartphone app or our website.   

Tuberculosis skin tests resume at health clinics

Tuberculosis (TB) skin testing has resumed at JCDHE’s Olathe and Mission health clinics on a walk-in basis. The nationwide shortage of tuberculin skin testing supplies is over. Our clinics also offer TB blood tests (IGRA). More information about TB testing is located here

World Suicide Prevention Day

Sept. 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day. On Aug. 29, the Board of County Commissioners proclaimed Sept. 10 as Suicide Prevention Day in Johnson County. There are many resources available to those who need them. Please visit the Johnson County Mental Health resources page  or the National Alliance on Mental Illness. For immediate help, you can call the Johnson County Mental Health 24-hour Crisis Line — 913-268-0156 — a line answered by local mental health professionals who assess immediate needs.

Johnson County Mental Health has coasters and magnets available on suicide prevention. The details are on Facebook.com/JoCoMNH.

The #ZeroReasonsWhy campaign is just one of the may community efforts that has partnered with Johnson County Mental Health on suicide prevention. The group just celebrated the ribbon cutting for its space at Oak Park Mall. More information is available in this KCTV news story.

Finally, we ask that you remember two messages.

You are not alone.

Help is available.

Child care providers can pick up background check packets

Child Care Licensing staff will distribute background check packets to licensed child care providers who are eligible for license renewal at the Child Care Licensing office located in the Sunset Drive Office Building (11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 2700, Olathe) during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-5 p.m.) or by calling 913-477-8339 to schedule a pick-up on weekdays before 8 a.m. Packets are also available 30 minutes prior to the start of all evening child care licensing classes.

Kansas law requires a comprehensive background check for each individual residing, working or regularly volunteering in a licensed child care home, daycare center or school-age program. Please visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's website for answers to frequently asked questions and deadlines to submit paperwork and fingerprints.

Child care providers can get fingerprinting done at several Johnson County locations. Providers must have their OCA number BEFORE fingerprinting can be done. This is required for both home providers and facilities.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office, 588 E. Santa Fe St., Olathe, Kansas offers fingerprinting service Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except holidays). Appointments are available for fingerprints and highly recommended. Appointments require 24-hours advance notice. Walk-ins will be accepted if there is availability, but there may be significant wait times. Schedule an appointment here

Bring the following items with you when you get fingerprinted:

  • Fingerprint card (with top part completed)
  • Square return mail envelope with $1 postage attached
  • Waiver consent form
  • Payment page (completed for credit card payment) or check/money order 
  • A government-issued ID (Driver’s license/State ID/Passport)  

Leave the envelope and all contents with the police officer. The law enforcement agency taking the fingerprints is responsible for mailing the envelope. If you are paying for more than one person, attach a list of names that your payment covers.

Olathe walk-in clinic closing at 4 p.m. on July 3, 2019

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's Olathe walk-in clinic (11875 S. Sunset Drive) will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 3, 2019. Late clinic hours will resume on July 10, 2019. The Mission clinic (6000 Lamar Ave.) is closed on Wednesdays.

Walk-in clinics temporarily experience longer than normal wait times

Pardon our progress! As we transition over to a new electronic medical records system, clients may experience longer than normal wait times at our walk-in clinics or may need to be seen another day.

If you are coming to the clinic for immunizations, please bring your immunization records with you. This information will help us provide you the vaccines you need.

We apologize for this temporary inconvenience while we work hard to better serve you.

New Olathe health clinic hours start June 10th; Mission re-opens June 25th

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s (JCDHE) health clinic in Olathe will offer new walk-in service hours for clients starting June 10, 2019. The Mission health clinic will re-open on June 25, 2019.

Walk-in services (immunizations, STD testing and treatment, pregnancy tests, physicals, tuberculosis tests) will be available at the following times:

Olathe Clinic (11875 S. Sunset Drive) — Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Immunizations and Prenatal Appointments Only); and Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mission Clinic (6000 Lamar Ave.) STARTING June 25th — Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The new schedule allows for more walk-in services at both locations and allows more appointment times for clients who receive prenatal services from JCDHE. “By adding additional hours to our clinic schedule, we are able to provide clients with a wider variety of services in a central location and increase the number of people we serve which will lead to a healthier community,” says Deputy Director Mary Beverly.

Celebrating all nurses!

Today is National Nurses Day, which kicks off National Nurses Week. We wanted to take the time to say “thank you” to our community’s nurses for the important work you do.

We have several departments and agencies whose nursing staff helps protect the health and safety of clients we serve, or the greater community. Nurse Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Registered Nurses (RNs) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNS) are all included in our workforce and provide direct care where needed. Here are some of the examples of nursing services we offer to Johnson County residents:

  • Registered Nurses are available for in-home, office or community site visits with new mothers and infants who live in Johnson County. 
  • Nurse-Family Partnership is a FREE nurse-led home visitation program that pairs first-time mothers with a nurse home visitor. The mother-to-be and her nurse meet regularly through her pregnancy, the birth of her newborn, until the child turns two. 
  • Skilled Registered Nurses are available to visit with senior adults one-on-one in their home and provide physical and social assessments as well as education and counseling on senior needs. 
  • Nurses help provide care for people of all ages at our Department of Health clinics in Olathe and Mission. They also hold Blood Pressure Clinics at various locations throughout the county.
  • A team of nurses at Johnson County Developmental Supports offers clinical services and supports necessary for the individuals they serve with intellectual and developmental disabilities to maintain health.
  • Through the Area Agency on Aging, registered nurses provide weekly medication management as part of in-home services for seniors.
  • Johnson County Mental Health nurses serve the public as part of a medical staff that provides quality psychiatric services, as well as a walk in nursing clinic in both the Olathe and Shawnee offices.

Happy National Nurses Day and Week and thank you for all you do to keep our community healthy!

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