This Sat., Oct. 17, Sedgwick County residents can be tested at no cost for COVID-19 by appointment regardless of symptoms. The Sedgwick County Health Department’s drive-through sample site will be open from 9 a.m. to noon.


Appointments can be made by dialing United Way of the Plains at 2-1-1. Walk-ins will not be allowed on Sat.


The Health Department will take a nasopharyngeal (nose) swab and send it to a lab for COVID-19 testing. Generally, results are returned from the Health Department in three to four days. The results of the virus test show whether a person has current infection. This is not an antibody test.


There’s a total of 240 appointment spots available, with 20 spots open every 15 minutes on Sat.

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