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Posted on: December 15, 2020

Jefferson County Health Department Covid Testing

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Jefferson County Health Department will be conducting Testing Clinics each Monday through Friday - 9 AM to 11 AM southwest of the Jefferson County Ambulance building
1250 Walnut Street, Oskaloosa starting Monday, December 14.
Please call 785-403-0025 to make an appointment - this is a DRIVE THROUGH Testing - See the map -
From Walnut Street (US-59) enter by the driveway just south of the Ambulance building.
Turn LEFT and follow the roadway around the Law Enforcement Center / Corrections Center (Jail) and PAST Memorial Park and then wait until the Health Department is ready to test you at the Trailer.
Please be careful and drive safely in the compound area.
PLEASE do not go to the Law Enforcement Center (JAIL) they are not doing any Testing at that location.

Some important points:

  • There is no cost for the testing
  • These tests are the PCR method
  • The tests will be sent to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)
  • Test results should take two days
  • The Jefferson County Health Department will contact you with the results.
  • Rapid testing will begin Dec. 17th or 18th (depending on test kit arrival)
  • Rapid tests will be conducted on a limited basis as the number of test kits are limited
  • Contact the Health Department at 785.403.0025 for the requirements of rapid testing.
  • You will be notified of your rapid testing results by the Jefferson County Health Dept within approximately four hours of testing
  • Rapid testing is also a PCR test (nasal swab, but slightly deeper in the nasal cavity than the above PCR test)

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