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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

Grant accepted for prevention and management of chronic disease

Thanks to $850,000 in new grant funding, Johnson County residents will benefit from an increased emphasis on cardiovascular disease prevention and management. Today, the Board of County Commissioners voted to accept grant funding from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in the amount of $170,000 annually for a period of five years.

KDHE receives funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for its work to better link the public health system with healthcare providers via electronic records systems. These connections help systems collaborate to more efficiently diagnose and treat total blood cholesterol, hypertension and prediabetes resulting in improved clinical outcomes.

“Preventing and controlling these conditions is important because they cause heart attacks, narrowing of the arteries and strokes, which are three of the top five leading causes of death in Johnson County,” said Lougene Marsh, director of the Department of Health and Environment.

The funding accepted by the BOCC today will allow for more targeted prevention and intervention processes and for increased partnerships and linkages to address and prevent chronic disease.

Child care providers can pick up background check packets

Child Care Licensing staff will distribute background check packets to licensed child care providers in the main lobby of the Sunset Drive Office Building (11811 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe) on the dates listed below. Packets can also be picked up at the Child Care Licensing office (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. Providers must bring their license renewal confirmation letter or email with their OCA number in order to pick up the packet(s) for their child care business. This is required for both home providers and facilities.

  • Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019: 8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019: 8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office, 588 E. Santa Fe St., Olathe, Kansas offers fingerprinting service during regular business hours starting at 8:30 a.m.

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 
  • 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.

The CLARIS website, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's online child care licensing portal, is temporarily unavailable for new license applications and license renewals. While the system is down, KDHE requests that child care providers print a paper application from the KDHE website and mail it in. This message will be removed when the system becomes available.

Johnson County 'grows the conversation' about suicide

"As Johnson County comes to terms with a recent wave of youth suicides, a local coalition is redoubling efforts in prevention, intervention and awareness."

Read more at: https://shawneemissionpost.com/2018/11/19/johnson-county-grows-the-conversation-about-suicide-75252 


Johnson County teen suicide report coming out

"Friday people will learn more about the number of deaths by suicide in Johnson County and what's being done to stop them.

The Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition will be having an open update at 8 a.m. Friday at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center."

See the video here: https://www.kctv5.com/news/johnson-county-teen-suicide-report-coming-out/article_291c49fc-e991-11e8-a91b-d7322c5af63f.html 

Health clinics open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 21, 2018

The walk-in health clinics in Olathe and Mission will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 21. The Olathe clinic will offer immunizations and prenatal appointments only. All walk-in services will be available at the Mission clinic. Late clinic hours will resume on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Johnson County Government is closed Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving. 

Health clinics open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2018

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's health clinics in Olathe (11875 S. Sunset Dr.) and Mission (6000 Lamar Ave.) will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 31. Late hours will resume on Nov. 7. 

Mission Immunization Clinic Closed Oct. 22, 2018

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's Mission immunization clinic (6000 Lamar Ave.) will be closed Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. If you need an immunization, please visit our clinic in Olathe (11875 S. Sunset Drive). 

Teen Vaping is on the rise, and health experts say there's reason to be concerned

"It's not just a problem in high schools; it's a growing issue in middle schools, too."

See the video here: https://www.kmbc.com/article/teen-vaping-is-on-the-rise-and-health-experts-say-there-s-reason-to-be-concerned/23588001

Mission Immunization Clinic Closed Oct. 4-8, 2018

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's Mission immunization clinic (6000 Lamar Ave.) will be closed Oct. 4-8, 2018. If you need an immunization, please visit our clinic in Olathe (11875 S. Sunset Drive). 

New Health Clinic hours in Olathe start Oct. 1, 2018

Starting Oct. 1 the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment added additional service hours at its Olathe health clinic located at 11875 S. Sunset Drive.

The Olathe clinic is open EVERY Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. giving clients additional time for walk-in services and appointments. The Mission clinic is closed on Fridays. Both clinics are open late on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Directions, hours and a list of walk-in clinic services are available on JCDHE's website

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Tue, 01/22/2019 - 5:30pm

Developmental Supports Governing Board

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 10:00am

Walk-in Health Clinic Hours

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 8:00am

Mental Health First Aid

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 5:30pm

Mental Health Advisory Board

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:00am

Walk-in Health Clinic Hours

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 7:30am
Tue, 01/22/2019 - 5:30pm
Tue, 01/22/2019 - 5:45pm
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 9:00am
Mon, 01/28/2019 - 5:30pm
Thu, 01/31/2019 - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/05/2019 - 6:00pm

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