Anyone who believes they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and does not have a primary care provider can call the Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health Coronavirus hotline, 785-856-4343. We have nurses online to provide initial screening and if needed, directions on how to get tested.
Lawrence-Douglas Public Health staff are available to administer tests at a drive-up site near the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine, on weekdays by appointment, if you are symptomatic or a close contact of a positive case. You would need to call 785-856-4343, to be screened for an appointment. LDCPH's offices and clinic will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen on Monday, Nov. 30.
If anyone is in need potential testing on the weekend or holiday weekend, screening and possible testing options include:
- Prompt Care — Call 785-838-1510 for pre-screening before coming to urgent care if you are ill.
- CVS drive-up testing site, 2300 Iowa St. — Patients must register in advance at CVS.com to schedule an appointment.
Potential symptoms include fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; or, diarrhea.
Mass Testing Events
LMH Health announced community mass testing as part of its funding received through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. One major area of focus for LMH Health’s funding request was testing in three specific areas: mass community testing, school baseline testing and healthcare and first responder surveillance testing.
There are currently no scheduled mass testing events. Information will be updated as needed.
*All events will be drive-through. In the event of inclement weather, the events in all cities will be moved on their designated days to the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds in Lawrence to be under the covered pavilion.
**For individuals who are arriving via public transit to the Fairgrounds, a walk-through section will be available as well.