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Posted on: March 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Public Health suspending some services to redirect staff, resources to COVID-19 outbreak


LAWRENCE – Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health is suspending some of its current services, including immunizations in its clinic, and moving others to virtual appointments to support the response to the COVID-19 outbreak and help promote social distancing measures.

Effective March 17, through the end of April, the clinic is suspending immunization services to allow for staff to support Public Health COVID-19 response efforts, said Clinic Services Director Linda Craig.

The STD clinic will remain open using its same-day appointment services. Clinic staff will be screening patients for symptoms, so please wait for instructions in your vehicle before entering the building. Patients can also call 785-843-0721, if needed. The WIC clinic will move to virtual appointments via online and phone services to promote social distancing measures. Healthy Families Douglas County and Healthy Dads services have also moved to virtual at this point.

Beginning March 23, the STD clinic’s daily hours will move to 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

Craig said the clinic has also separated furniture in the waiting room to promote social distancing practices. 

This is a fluid situation, so we will keep you updated as things may change. Thank you for doing your part to stop the spread of the coronavirus in our community.

Douglas County residents can also stay informed as information changes frequently. For general information visit or Call the KDHE phone bank at 1-866-534-3463 (1-866-KDHEINF) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., email or Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health’s information line at 785-856-4343 or email

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