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.

    • Screening patients at our hospitals and clinics.
    • Masking required in all locations and appropriate PPE for all patient care areas.
    • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of all objects and surfaces.
    • Maintaining social distancing in all areas staying 6 ft. apart.
  • 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.

  • VISITOR POLICY
    ONE VISITOR PER PATIENT

    • Some areas may have additional restrictions.
    • For the safety of our patients and associates, please DO NOT visit if you have a fever,
      cough or illness.
    • Only one visitor at a time. Patients can have more than one visitor throughout the day, as
      long as only one is in the room at a time.
    • Children are not allowed to visit. Children require an adult to accompany them and that
      exceeds our one visitor policy.
    • Visitors are allowed to use waiting rooms and the cafeteria. Masks and social distancing are
      required.

    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, as we continue to focus on safety and reducing
    the spread of respiratory illness.

    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 [email protected]
    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.

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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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 [email protected] 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