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Posted on: May 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 testing, screening still available on weekdays after closing of east Lawrence testing site


After operating a COVID-19 screening and testing site in east Lawrence in recent weeks, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health closed the site on June 5. Clinic staff will still be able 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.

The drive-up testing site was an effort by Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to streamline its approach to COVID-19 screenings requested by local healthcare providers and to improve access for vulnerable populations. The site was at 1941 Haskell Ave. in the Lawrence Douglas County Fire Medical Training Center. 

We still encourage anyone currently experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 to contact his or her primary care physician. Always call first before showing up at a provider.

Anyone without a primary care provider can call the Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health Coronavirus hotline, 785-856-4343. The line is answered on weekends by LMH Health staff, and any messages will be returned on Monday. There are other testing options in Douglas County on weekends as well.

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.

LDCPH thanks Lawrence Douglas County Fire Medical and the City of Lawrence for their partnership and assistance with offering the Haskell testing site.

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