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Johnson County Department of Health and Environment
Vision: The Innovative Leader for Community Health and Environmental Protection.
Mission: To Protect the Health and Environment, Prevent Disease and Promote Wellness for All who Live, Work and Play in Johnson County through Exceptional Public Service.

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Child care providers can pick up background check packets
September 16, 2019

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. 

Child Care Licensing staff will also distribute background check packets in the main lobby of the Sunset Drive Office Building (11811 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe) on the dates listed below.

  • Monday, September 16, 2019: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 28, 2019: 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 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. 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 and may experience 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.

Recycle Your Paint and Other Household Chemicals
August 26, 2019

Have you ever wondered what to do with old paint, household cleaners, or weed killer? For Johnson County residents there are two options for getting rid of these items, and many more. Both Johnson County government and the City of Olathe operate household hazardous waste (HHW) collection facilities that collect and safely dispose of a wide range of household chemicals, and is free for Johnson County residents to use. Accepted items include paint, stain, weed killer, cleaners, used oil, aerosols, and much more. 

The Johnson County HHW facility is located in northeast Johnson County and is by appointment only. In addition to drop-offs, Johnson County also gives out usable items in their Free Store. Usable latex paint is also available for purchase in white, beige, gray, and brown for $10-25 per 5 gallon bucket depending on the color. Schedule a drop-off today!

The City of Olathe HHW facility is open to any Johnson County resident. They also accept electronics for recycling from Olathe residents only, and will not accept business waste.

If you have questions on either one of these programs please contact Brandon Hearn at brandon.hearn@jocogov.org or 913-715-6936

Olathe walk-in clinic closing at 4 p.m. on July 3, 2019
July 2, 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.

TB skin testing unavailable due to nationwide shortage of tuberculin
June 17, 2019

Due to a nationwide shortage of tuberculin used for tuberculosis skin testing (TST), routine tuberculosis (TB) testing will NOT be available at the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE). However, the TB blood test is an option offered at JCDHE.

JCDHE is adopting the following recommendations from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • TST will NOT be administered to people who have no risk factors for TB or to people with a documented previous history or a positive TST or TB disease.
  • The highest priority for tuberculin use is for evaluating people with suspected active TB, TB contact investigations, evaluating newly arrived refugees and immigrants and people at risk of progressing to active TB.

During the shortage, we will use this screening form for persons required to have a TB screening for employment, educational institution admission, long-term residential care admission or any other required reason.

The duration of the shortage is unknown. JCDHE will update the status of routine TST as more information is available.

Walk-in clinics temporarily experience longer than normal wait times
June 10, 2019

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
June 13, 2019

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.

Fingerprint Services Closed Friday May 31st
May 30, 2019

Due to unavoidable circumstances, the sheriff's office will not be able to provide fingerprinting services on Friday May 31st.

Walk-In clinics temporarily closed for staff training
June 13, 2019

The Mission Walk-in Clinic (6000 Lamar Ave.) will be closed May 27-June 24, 2019 for staff training on a new electronic medical records system.

Walk-in services (immunizations, STD testing/treatment, TB testing, pregnancy testing, physicals) will be available at the Olathe clinic (11875 S. Sunset Drive) during this time except for June 3-6, 2019 when this clinic is closed for training. Immunizations will be given on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 12-6:30 p.m. only in Olathe. 

Walk-in clinic services will resume in Olathe on Friday, June 7, 2019 and in Mission on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

WIC offices will remain open at both sites during this time to serve WIC clients.

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