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For Immediate Release
April 29, 2020
Kate Flavin


Ill or Injured Residents Urged to Seek Treatment

(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Fear of contracting COVID-19 has fewer residents seeking emergency medical treatment at Sedgwick County hospitals.

“Our EMS System and our hospital partners have all the appropriate safeguards in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said EMS Director Dr. John Gallagher. “The public should continue to call 9-1-1 and seek care at the hospitals when they have an emergency.” 

Seek medical attention immediately if you are experiencing any serious symptoms or injuries including but not limited to:

  • chest pain,
  • slurred speech or weakness on one side of the body,
  • head injuries,
  • broken bones, or
  • deep cuts or wounds.


Call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room to receive the necessary care.

For minor injuries or illnesses contact your primary care provider to discuss treatments and a course of action.

Sedgwick County EMS is taking all the necessary precautions to keep patients and staff safe and healthy. At this time, no EMS responder has tested positive for COVID-19.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, call United Wy of the Plains at 2-1-1 to begin the screening and testing process. Residents can be tested at no cost through the Health Department.


About Sedgwick County

The mission of Sedgwick County is to cultivate a healthy, safe, and welcoming community through exceptional public services, effective partnerships, and dedicated employees. Named for Civil War hero, Major General John Sedgwick of the Union Army, Sedgwick County celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2020. The 2020 Adopted Budget of $457.4 million focuses resources on health and human services, public safety, and general government services.