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For Immediate Release
September 18, 2020
Kate Flavin


Archived: Expanded Hours Continue at Drive-Through Site, Mobile Testing in Wichita and Derby


(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Expanded hours continue at Sedgwick County Health Department’s drive-through sampling site (DTSS). Appointments are required for the no-cost COVID-19 test at the drive-through site; no-cost mobile site testing does not require appointments. Dial 2-1-1 United Way of the Plains to make an appointment.

Drive-through Sampling Site

  • Starting September 21, Sedgwick County residents with appointments can be tested at the following times:
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m.
    • Tuesday and Thursday – 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 7 p.m.
    • NP swab and saliva testing is offered.


Mobile Outreach Testing Opportunities

SCHD’s Mobile Outreach Response (MOR) Team will provide walk-in/bike-in testing opportunities from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the following dates and locations:

  • Monday, September 21 at Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison, Derby
  • Wednesday, September 23 at Cedar Chapel United Methodist Church, 1140 E. 47th Street South, Wichita
  • NP swab testing is offered.

The results of the virus test using NP swabs or saliva show whether a person has current infection. This is not antigen or antibody test.

SCHD tests residents who have symptoms or who are contacts of known COVID-19 positive people. 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 public works departments or residential group living facilities.

Remember the three W’s to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often
  • Wear a mask or face covering
  • Watch your distance – keep six feet of space between you and others who are not in your household