COVID-19 Sedgwick County Testing Opportunities for Week of September 6
(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – The Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) will continue providing COVID-19 testing throughout the week of September 6 through mobile testing and at the Drive Through Sampling Site.
Mobile Outreach Testing
SCHD’s Mobile Outreach Response (MOR) Team will also be providing walk-in/bike-in testing opportunities from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the following dates and locations:
- Tuesday, September 8 at the Bethany United Methodist Church, 1601 S. Main St, Wichita, KS 67213
- Wednesday, September 9 in the parking lot (formerly an Atwoods Store) at 6235 N. Broadway Ave., Park City, KS 67219
No appointment is necessary for the mobile outreach sites.
Drive Through Sampling Site
Due to the Labor Day holiday, the Drive Through Sampling Site (DTSS) will not operate on Monday. Staff will take samples from residents from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday and Friday. Wednesday and Thursday DTSS hours this week will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling United Way of the Plains at 2-1-1.
If you have special needs, please contact staff on your arrival. At the sampling sites, the SCHD will take a nasopharyngeal (nose) swab and send it to a lab for COVID-19 testing. A new results portal allows people to access test results as early as three days after sampling. The results of the SCHD virus test show whether a person has current infection. This is not an antibody test.
Sedgwick County tests residents who have symptoms or who are contacts of known COVID-19 positive people at the DTSS. In addition, people without symptoms can be tested if they are first responders, healthcare workers (including home health and long-term care), law enforcement, detention facility workers, Direct Support Professionals, staff working with students in-person in classrooms, school bus drivers, or if they work in residential group living facilities.
Social distancing, mask wearing, and good hand hygiene will help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.