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Call your doctor
If you have recently traveled to an area experiencing widespread disease transmission, or have been in close contact with someone who has and is sick with COVID-19, please contact your healthcare provider.
Call the Riley County Screening Line
If you are having symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, please call our screening call center at 785-323-6400.
You will be contacted by phone. Your doctor or the Riley County Health Department will call you using the phone number you provided when you were tested.
Your results will NOT be sent my mail, email, or text message.
If you have any doubt about whether the person contacting you is from your doctor’s office or the Health Department, hang up and call your doctor directly or call the RCHD at (785) 323-6400.
No, but an order from a doctor is required for anyone to get tested.
According to KDHE guidelines, you can get tested if you have at least TWO of the symptoms below OR be a close contact of a positive patient.
Patients with at least two symptoms may be eligible for testing. The symptoms of coronavirus may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
There are four significant testing facility types operational in Kansas for COVID-19 testing:
Test swabs from the Riley County Swabbing Station are sent to the Kansas Health and Environmental lab in Topeka.
Test results from the Riley County Swabbing site are taking 7-10 days. (as of July 15). This is due to the volume of samples being processed by the KDHE lab in Topeka. The Health Department is exploring alternate labs and searching for ways to get results sooner.
You will get a phone call from your doctor or from Health Department staff with your test results.
No. All tests performed by the Health Department or included in Riley County statistics are viral tests, which check for active virus.
Patients are only counted once, even if they have received multiple tests.
Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19: viral tests and antibody tests.
KDHE has broadened the testing criteria for COVID-19 in an effort to better understand the impacts of COVID-19 in Kansas. An evaluation and referral from a medical professional is still required to determine if testing is needed.
Any Riley County resident who has at least two of the symptoms below, should contact the Riley County Health Department Screening Hotline at 785-323-6400 to receive guidance and further instructions: