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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Public Health suspending clinic services to redirect staff, resources to COVID-19 outbreak

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LAWRENCE – Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health is suspending most of its current clinic services, including immunizations and its STD clinic, effective Monday, March 23, and moving others to virtual appointments to support the response to the COVID-19 outbreak and help promote social distancing measures.

Effective March 23 the clinic is suspending most services — including immunizations, STD treatment and testing, pregnancy tests and TB tests  — to allow for staff to support Public Health COVID-19 response efforts, said Clinic Services Director Linda Craig. The Clinic had previously announced it would be closed, Friday, March 20, for a staff training.

Beginning Monday, March 23, the clinic will be open with limited services from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. The limited services via the Online Check-Inn app are contraception and LTBI. Clinic staff will be screening patients for symptoms, so please wait for instructions in your vehicle before entering the building. Patients can also call 785-843-0721, if needed. 

The WIC clinic has moved to virtual appointments via online and phone services to promote social distancing measures. Healthy Families Douglas County and Healthy Dads services have also moved to virtual services at this point.

Craig said the clinic has also separated furniture in the waiting room to promote social distancing practices. 

This is a fluid situation, so we will keep you updated as things may change. Thank you for doing your part to stop the spread of the coronavirus in our community.

Douglas County residents can also stay informed as information changes frequently. For general information visit www.cdc.gov/COVID19 or LDCHealth.org/Coronavirus. Call the KDHE phone bank at 1-866-534-3463 (1-866-KDHEINF) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., email COVID-19@ks.gov or Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health’s information line at 785-856-4343 or email info@ldchealth.org.