According to a press release, the Sedgwick County Health Department is partnering with Community Health Clinics in Sedgwick County to provide specialized clinics to meet the demand for people with respiratory issues not deemed to require hospitalization and who do not have an established relationship with a primary care physician.
Update on May 11: Free COVID-19 testing is available in Sedgwick County. See the bottom of the article for more information on these services.
If people with respiratory symptoms do not already have a relationship with a doctor, they may struggle to receive care and services that are medically required. The clinics provide community-wide access for those individuals.
Services offered will include COVID-19 screenings, testing and recovery support; as well as support for asthma, allergy, and other respiratory concerns.
Each clinic has developed adaptive services such as curbside screenings, emergency dental procedures, remote behavioral sessions, pharmaceutical delivery, and telemedicine.
The minimum fees for these services range from free to $25 and are open to anyone regardless of financial situation or lack of health insurance.
Fees for other services are based on income and ability to pay. They will accept most insurances, including Medicaid and Medicare.
Walk-ins are not allowed for safety reasons, so if you need respiratory services be sure to call the clinic of your choice to schedule an appointment first.
The specialized respiratory clinics include:
GraceMed Health Clinic
1150 N. Broadway
940 South St. Francis
2707 E. 21st St. N.
Hunter Health Clinic
527 N. Grove
Sedgwick County Health Department
2716 W. Central
Sedgwick County Health Department urges people to dial “2-1-1” to reach United Way of the Plains with COVID-related questions or to book a curbside testing appointment at their 2716 W. Central location.
“It is important for us to test as many residents as we can to control the spread of disease and understand the expanse of COVID-19 in Sedgwick County,” said Health Director, Adrienne Byrne. “We appreciate our Community Clinics and are happy to be partnering with them to better serve the community.”
Free COVID-19 Tests
Testing is also available for free from the Sedgwick County Health Department. To get screened for the free testing, call the United Way at 211.
A free mobile testing facility has been set up by HealthCore at the WSU Metroplex. Check out the Wichita Eagle’s article on this for more information.