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JCDHE expands appointment-based COVID-19 testing to older children and adds evening appointments

Starting on June 29, Johnson County, Kansas children age 12 and older can get a free COVID-19 test at the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s (JCDHE) drive-thru appointment-based testing in Olathe. Children under the age of 16 (12-15 years) must have a parent present in the vehicle to give verbal consent for testing.

The department is also expanding its appointment-based testing to anyone who lives or works in Johnson County, Kansas with or without symptoms. Previously, testing was only for symptomatic individuals who resided in the county.

Appointment-based testing is available Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Tuesday from 4-7 p.m., and every other Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (starting July 17, 2020). The drive-thru testing clinic is located at 11875 S. Sunset Drive.

Individuals should seek testing from their primary health care provider first before making an appointment at JCDHE. Appointments can be scheduled in English or Spanish at www.jocogov.org/coronavirus.

For questions about the testing process or COVID-19, call 913-715-2819, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit www.jocogov.org/coronavirus.