COVID-19 Sampling and Testing Information

Text Message Instructions for Q-less Testing:

Text “SC COVID TEST” to 316-215-8313 to get in line for a COVID-19 test through the Sedgwick County Health Department. You will receive a message notifying you of a wait time or to come inside immediately. If the Q-line is full you will receive a message stating "The testing line is full for the rest of the day." There are additional no-cost testing sites in Wichita for residents to utilize. Find more information below. 

The Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) offers no-cost sampling at the Sedgwick County Park, Sunflower Shelter, 6501 W 21st St, Wichita, KS 67205.  Click here for access to a map of Sedgwick County Park.

The SCHD offers the following three (3) COVID-19 sampling options through our in-house lab and Wichita State University. These options are molecular tests and NOT antigen tests.  If you require an antigen test for travel or for leaving quarantine, you should contact your health provider or an urgent care facility.

Results Information:

Clients Sample On:

Test Results Available Online Afternoon Of:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Next Weekday (excluding County Holidays)

Friday by 1 p.m.

Saturday

Friday after 1 p.m., Saturday, Sunday

Monday

Who Should be Tested?

  

EXPOSURE

 

Clinical Features

 

Has had close contact with a person who has a positive COVID-19 test.   

OR  

Has traveled to locations on the KDHE Travel Related Quarantine Table

 

 

 

And

No symptoms 

OR 

Has developed 1 or more of the following symptoms in the last 14 days:
-          Fever*
-          Chills
-          Muscle pain
-          Headache
-          Sore Throat
-          Cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing
-          New problems with smelling or tasting
-          Congestion or runny nose
-          Nausea or vomiting
-          Unexplained diarrhea
-          General feeling of being unwell (malaise)

 

 

No known contact and no travel (no known source of exposure)

 

 

 

And

One of more of the following symptoms:
-          Fever*
-          Chills
-          Muscle pain
-          Headache
-          Sore Throat
-          Cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing
-          New problems with smelling or tasting
-          Congestion or runny nose
-          Nausea or vomiting
-          Unexplained diarrhea
-          General feeling of being unwell (malaise)

 

 

*Measured fever of >100.4 ° F (>38°C)

What happens if someone tests positive for COVID-19?

Sedgwick County COVID-19 Modified Quarantine

Definition of a “close contact”

You are considered a “close contact” if any of the following situations happened while you were with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 – even if they did not have symptoms:

Close contacts of people who have a confirmed positive test for COVID-19

7-Day quarantine for people who may have been exposed but have no symptoms and get tested

10-Day quarantine for people who have been exposed, but have no symptoms and do not wish to be tested

Modified Disease Investigation

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