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We are open and here for you. 

We want to reassure you that at Olathe Health, our top priority is safety and protecting our patients and associates. We are open and here for you, and we’ve modified our patient care practices to help prevent the spread of COVID–19.

 

Donate to Olathe Health COVID-19 Relief Fund

COVID-19 Information

  • At all Olathe Health locations, we continue to be prepared and ready to care for all patients, including those with COVID-19. In order to mitigate the spread of disease and protect our patients and staff, we have implemented several changes to our normal business operations. Please read below for more information.
  • If you suspect you have COVID-19 and you have mild symptoms or no symptoms, please call your provider's office. If you do not have a provider, you can use one of our Urgent Care locations or call 913-782-2224. 

    If you suspect you may have COVID-19 and you are experiencing serious symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, seek immediate help at the ER. Please call ahead to alert the ER you are coming.

    If you have any questions about COVID-19, please call your provider's office or 913-782-2224.

  • Patients are allowed one visitor or support person at all Olathe Health locations. (A few areas will still have exceptions.) We ask that people do NOT visit if they have a cough, fever or other illness.

     

    We understand that this policy might be difficult for patients and visitors. However, we are making these restrictions out of an abundance of caution to keep our patients and caregivers as safe as possible!

     

    The Birth Place at Olathe Medical Center

    • Only one support person is allowed into The Birth Place. At this time, no visitors are allowed.

    Olathe Health Cancer Center

    • Only one support person is allowed for patients having outpatient procedures.

    Olathe Health Hospice House

    • Two family members (no young children) are allowed to visit, with exceptions to this policy allowed on a case-by-case basis. 
    • DO NOT enter this facility if you have signs or symptoms of a respiratory illness, such as:
      •  Fever
      • Cough
      • Sore throat
      • Shortness of breath
      • OR, you have had contact with someone who has or is under investigation, for COVID-19 in the last 14 days. 
    • If you have any of these signs or symptoms, please return home and call the Hospice House at 913-324-8588. We're happy to discuss scheduling a virtual visit with your loved one via the internet.

     

  • In an effort to help reduce the spread of respiratory illness, we are canceling or postponing all non-essential classes, events and support groups at an Olathe Health facility until further notice. If you are registered for an upcoming class that is affected, we will contact you with more information. If you have any questions, please contact one of the following offices:

    • For Birth and parenting classes, call 913-791-4312, option 2.
    • For education classes, please call 913-791-4312.
    • For community fairs/events, please call 913-791-4396.

    We are sorry for the inconvenience.

  • We are still allowing patients to come in for their scheduled doctor's appointment. All patients will be screened prior to their appointment, either over the phone or at the clinic. If you do have respiratory symptoms or suspect you may have COVID-19, please call your provider's office before coming to the clinic. 

    We are also offering virtual visits, by telephone or video. You can learn more about our telehealth visits by calling your provider's office or visiting olathehealth.org/telehealth

     

  • Our process is underway for resuming elective and non-urgent outpatient procedures and diagnostic testing. Your provider is aware of our phased plans to ensure the safety of our patients, associates and providers. If you were scheduled for any procedure or testing that was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our scheduling teams will be contacting you for rescheduling. Do not hesitate to contact your provider's office with any questions. 

  • Valet service has been temporarily suspended. If you need wheelchair assistance, please call 913-324-8558, and someone will assist you.
  • We are humbled by the outpouring of generosity from our community to support our associates and patients during this health crisis! If you would like to help our healthcare workers, please consider donating to the COVID-19 Relief Fund or the Groceries-to-Go program.

    COVID-19 Relief Fund - The COVID-19 crisis has caused a strain on our patients, associates and financially impacted Olathe Health. 100% of your tax-deductible donation will be used to help with COVID-19 relief efforts that include direct patient and associate care, personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face shields and masks, our TeleHealth expansion and other COVID-19 needs.

    Groceries-to-Go Program - You can help the staff at Olathe Health who are bravely battling COVID-19 every day. Your donation will provide healthy groceries to Olathe Health associates. During this crisis, they may not have the time, ability, or monetary resources to make it to the grocery store. This allows our generous donors a way to say thank you and recognize the hard work and dedication of the healthcare team members.

    For other inquiries, please email ohcf@olathehealth.org or call 913-791-4213.

  • For a list of FAQs about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

    For more information about the state's response to COVID-19, please the KDHE website: http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/

  • At our Olathe Health locations, we are prepared and ready to treat all patients, including those who may have COVID-19. We continue to modify our policies throughout our organization to mitigate the spread of respiratory illness, with the guidance of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE), Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).We appreciate your patience as we make these changes.

  • Below is a proposed timeline for the return of adult and student Ambassadors, BEAM students, clinical rotations, professional non-clinical internships, observations and residency programs. All dates are subject to change depending on the Olathe Health Leadership Team's assessment of status of stay-at-home orders, community spread of virus, etc.

    School Sanctioned Students (Post-High School): Restart on June 1 (clinical rotations have been continuing as scheduled unless the school discontinued them.) Written documentation of the agreement with the school is required. This applies to medical students, advanced practice providers, technicians, and other clinical students.

    Non-School Sanctioned Students: High school and non-school sanctioned students, interns and observers. Unless otherwise indicated by Incident Command, these individuals will not be allowed until August/September to coincide with fall school semester.

    Adult Ambassadors (OMC, MCMC): Ambassadors who are comfortable can return on June 1. The following Ambassador services will not return on June 1, and will be excluded until further notice: pet therapy, Emergency Care Center, patient rounding, and deliveries to patient rooms.

    Adult Ambassadors (Hospice): Hospice Ambassadors who are comfortable can return on June 1.

    Blood Drives: Community Blood Center is ready to resume regular blood drives. The next OMC blood drive is scheduled for June 9 and 10.

    Gift Shop: Reopen June 1 with potential for reduced hours based on volunteer availability.

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Life-Saving Blood Donations Still Needed

Blood donation centers are open and accepting scheduled appointments (no walk-ins). You can use this link to schedule at the Olathe Community Blood Center. The Blood Center is expanding its hours to Monday - Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday - Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Be sure to mention Group Code: HG when scheduling your appointment so your donation goes toward the Olathe Community Blood Drive hosted by the OMC Ambassadors.

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Send a Note to our Healthcare Heroes

Please use the link below, if you'd like to send a note of gratitude, encouragement or support to any of our healthcare associates.

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” - Christopher Reeve

Send a note to a healthcare hero.
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Homemade Masks, Gowns and Face Shields

We are accepting homemade comfort masks, isolation gowns and face shields. If you would like to donate these items, please use the approved patterns below. 

These donated items can be dropped off at OMC from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Masks can be delivered to MCMC 24/7. Please call 913-791-4312, or email ohcf@olathehealth.org for more information.

Homemade Masks Pattern

Isolation Gowns Pattern

Face Shields Pattern

Donation Delivery for Handmade Masks Only
Drop-off process: Handmade masks can be dropped off at the main entrance to Olathe Medical Center (20333 W. 151st St. in Olathe) and at the main entrance to Miami County Medical Center (2100 Baptiste Dr. in Paola). We ask that you please put the masks in a sealed bag along with a completed donation form.

Mask Drop-off Hours
With restricted visitors at the hospital, masks can be dropped off at OMC from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Masks can be delivered to MCMC 24/7.

Mail-In Process
Handmade masks can be mailed to Olathe Health. Please print and complete a donation form and include it in the package.

Mail To:
Olathe Medical Center
ATTN: Community Outreach
20375 W. 151st St., Suite 325
Olathe, KS 66061