Testing Information

Symptomatic Testing

Anyone who believes they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and does not have a primary care provider can call the Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health Coronavirus hotline, 785-856-4343. We have nurses online to provide initial screening and if needed, directions on how to get tested.

Lawrence-Douglas Public Health staff are available to administer tests at a drive-up site near the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine, on weekdays by appointment, if you are symptomatic or a close contact of a positive case. You would need to call 785-856-4343, to be screened for an appointment. LDCPH's offices and clinic will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen on Monday, Nov. 30.

If anyone is in need potential testing on the weekend or holiday weekend, screening and possible testing options include:

- Prompt Care — Call 785-838-1510 for pre-screening before coming to urgent care if you are ill. 

- MedExpress clinic — Call  785-841-3123.

- CVS drive-up testing site, 2300 Iowa St. — Patients must register in advance at CVS.com to schedule an appointment. 

Potential symptoms include fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; or, diarrhea.