Posted on: July 3, 2020
To stop the spread of the coronavirus in Douglas County, a local health order on July 1 began requiring most people to wear masks in indoor public spaces, and for consistency the county has since aligned with Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s statewide ...Read on...
Posted on: June 22, 2020
Gov. Laura Kelly has presented her detailed framework for a phased-in approach to begin reopening the state. Currently, Douglas County has completely aligned with the Governor’s plan, which will move to Phase 3 on June 8. And Local Heal...Read on...
Posted on: June 18, 2020
Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health continues to reopen clinic services to treat patients after suspending them earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beginning Monday, all clinic services will be offered daily, and all visits will be available ...Read on...
Posted on: June 12, 2020
For Douglas County residents experiencing possible symptoms for COVID-19, there are clinics and sites that do offer weekend testing options.
Linda Craig, Director of Clinic Services, said anyone experiencing emergency warning signs, such as trouble breathi...Read on...
Posted on: May 26, 2020
In April we were pleased to welcome newly appointed members to the Lawrence-Douglas County Board of Health — Erica Hill and Hugh Carter.
Erica Hill-Skar graduated from the University of Kansas with an undergraduate degree in Human Biolo...
Posted on: May 22, 2020
During his seven years as a nurse at Via Christi in Manhattan in a wound care clinic, Zac Nehring saw painful reminders daily of disparities in the health care system.
“People have wounds that can be acute, or they can be incredibly chronic. The ...Read on...
Posted on: May 12, 2020
Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health clinic staff are available to administer tests in the future at a drive-up site near the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.
We encourage anyone currently experiencing symptoms rel...Read on...
Posted on: July 23, 2019
“Implicit bias is so powerful. Immediately you walk up, and people are already making assumptions about you.”
“I’m who I am, but I can’t be completely who I am because of who I work with.”
"Because I'm a woman of...Read on...
Posted on: June 28, 2019
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that local governments could institute ordinances that ban the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to people under 21, known as Tobacco 21 legislation.
“It’s really exciting because the Supreme Court clear...Read on...
Posted on: June 19, 2019
Douglas County and eight community agencies now offer residents a new online resource for wellness and mental health. Livongo for Behavioral Health by myStrength, an innovative leader in digital behavioral health care, provides digital self-care resources...Read on...
Posted on: June 19, 2019
Electronic cigarettes, otherwise known as e-cigarettes or vapes, have become extremely popular among young people in recent years. The National Youth Tobacco Survey showed an alarming 78% increase in vaping from just 11% in 2017 to 20.8% in 2018.