- Sedgwick County Health Department | Vaccine Information
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No-cost, walk-in testing is regularly available for residents, regardless of symptoms, through the Health Department Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. No appointment is required.
Operations will take place at the Sedgwick County Park, Sunflower Shelter, 6501 W. 21st St. in Wichita for saliva, NP, and oral PCR samples. Enter off 13th St. and follow the signs in the park. Results are generally available within 12-24 hours. The Health Department will make three attempts to reach residents with their results.
If you receive a voicemail or missed call from the Health Department, please call back in order to receive your results. For the quickest response, please call (316) 660-1022 and listen for the prompt to leave a message for the results department.
Individuals are encouraged to take precautions to avoid the spread of infection, such as washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home if you have symptoms of illness. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends older adults and those with compromised immune systems or serious underlying health conditions take extra precautions. Here are some other guidelines:
- Stay home if you have symptoms of acute respiratory illness (e.g. cough, shortness of breath) or a fever (100.4 or higher on an oral thermometer) or signs of a fever.
- Stay home until you’re fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicines.
- Immediately leave your workplace if you begin to have acute respiratory illness symptoms (i.e. cough, shortness of breath).
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing (or an elbow or shoulder if no tissue is available).
- Wash your hands often (especially before eating) with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60-95% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Greet people without touching.
- Put a plan together for what you will do if you or a family member who is at high risk becomes sick.
Find helpful information at:
- Kansas Department of Health and Environment: www.kdheks.gov
- KDHE information hotline:1-866-534-3463 or 1-866-KDHE-INFO
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov