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Call 816-923-5800 before arriving at any Swope Health location.

Swope Heath Independence and Belton are designated as “well” patient sites only.

COVID-19 Testing at Swope Health:

Swope Health will offer COVID-19 testing to individuals who are experiencing symptoms of the disease that started within the last 14 days: cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, tiredness, muscle aches, or new loss of taste or smell.

Testing is available at Swope Health Central and Swope Health Wyandotte, 9:30 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday by appointment. Call 816-923-5800 to be scheduled for drive through/on-site testing.

COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING LOCATIONS:

The following testing sites are available to Missouri residents. We STRONGLY encourage preregistration to limit wait times.

The Mid-America Regional Council provides this list of all COVID-19 testing in the metro area.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS NOW AVAILABLE:

MISSOURI:

We are offering COVID-19 vaccinations to Swope Health patients and community members who meet state criteria — by appointment only — at our new COVID-19 Vaccination location: 4401 Blue Parkway, in The Shops on Blue Parkway, Kansas City.

If you are a Swope Health patient, please register at:
https://swopehealth.org/vaccine-interest/

If you are having issues accessing the link, call our helpline at (816) 321-3398. Swope Health will contact you to schedule your vaccination when vaccine is available.

If you are a Missouri resident (not a Swope Health patient): please fill out the Fill out the Missouri Vaccine Navigator. (More information at MOStopsCovid.com.)

State Vaccination Guidelines: Missouri

KANSAS:

We are offering COVID-19 vaccinations to Swope Health patients who meet state vaccine guidelines by appointment only at Swope Health Wyandotte. Please call (816) 599-5112 to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccination at Swope Health Wyandotte.

If you are a Kansas resident (not a Swope Health patient) – Fill out a health department Vaccination Interest Form(The form is also available in Spanish.) If you need assistance filling out the form, call 311.

State Vaccination Guidelines: Kansas

COVID-19 VACCINE Frequently Asked Questions

How is the vaccination administered? Both Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines are intramuscular injections, which means they are injected in to the muscle of your arm.
How effective is the vaccine? Both the Pfizer and Modena vaccines have an approximate 95% efficacy rate and are highly effective in preventing severe disease.
What are the common side effects? The common side effects of the both vaccines are fatigue, headache, muscle/body aches, chills, and injection site pain.

These are more commonly experienced after the second dose for those who have never been exposed to COVID-19.

How many injections will I need to get? Pfizer

To be fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, you will get 2 injections, at least 3 weeks (21 days) apart.

Moderna

To be fully vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine, you will get 2 injections, at least 4 weeks (28 days) apart.

Do I need to stick with the same brand/manufacturer for both injections? Yes. While both vaccines have been proven to be effective, they have not been studied together. You must receive the same vaccine for both doses
Do I really need both injections (shots)? YES! The only way for the vaccine to be effective is for you to complete the series by getting the first and second doses.
If I had COVID-19, do I still need to get a vaccine? Yes, vaccination will give you stronger and more long lasting protection.
Do I still need to wear a mask? YES! Even after getting the vaccine, it is very important that you continue to wear a mask, practice physical distancing, wash your hands and avoid large gatherings (especially indoors).

For additional vaccine information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Vaccines.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Non-Urgent Appointments:

To limit the spread of COVID-19, please consider having your routine and non-urgent appointment as a telemedicine visit with your provider. Call 816-923-5800.

Temporarily Suspended Services:

Services at our After-Hours Clinic, Swope Health East and Swope Health Maple Woods are temporarily suspended.

Services in COVID-19 Emergency
March 25, 2020
From Jeron Ravin, JD
Swope Health President and CEO

Jeron RavinThese days are unlike anything we have ever seen, and we want you to know Swope Health is doing all we can to serve you. We are taking action to limit the potential spread of the Coronavirus, which we know is circulating in our community. We are working to provide you essential services, while minimizing the risks of spreading the virus.

Here are the major changes we are making for your safety and continued care:

  • Telehealth appointments now available: We are rescheduling in-person routine visits, but we still welcome the chance to talk with you. We are scheduling phone or video appointments across most services – pediatrics, Ob/Gyn, Behavioral Health, psychiatry, adult health and chronic disease check-ins, even reviews for medication refills. It works for many health issues, but not all. Call us at 816-923-5800 and ask to schedule a phone visit with your provider.
  • Answering questions: When you call us to schedule an appointment, we’re going to ask you some basic questions about symptoms (fever, coughing, shortness of breath). Any patient with symptoms will be directed to talk with a nurse for guidance. If you have symptoms, please call before coming in.
  • Dental clinics are open for pain and urgent needs: Our dental facilities at Central, Wyandotte and Independence will care for you, but routine -exams are being rescheduled for your safety. Call us to schedule: 816-923-5800.
  • We’re supporting city, state and federal COVID-19 guidelines: We are limiting our in-person services to help prevent spreading the infection. We have increased cleaning at all facilities, and you’ll find disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer when you enter. Most of our administrative team members are working from home, and those on-site are practicing the six-foot spatial or physical distancing and encouraging our patients to do so. No visitors are allowed, except parents or guardians of patients.
  • Some services have been temporarily halted as a precaution against spreading infection: Transportation services are available only for those with scheduled appointments. Our day programs are temporarily suspended, as are group counseling programs. If you need something, please call us: 816-923-5800. We’re figuring out ways to keep as many services going as possible, including working with partners and other community service agencies.

In our 50 years, we’ve always been in the community, for the community. We are here today to help you through these extraordinary circumstances. We’re with you.

Swope Health Dental Services Update

Swope Health Dental is rescheduling appointments for routine dental care, but is still providing dental services to patients who are in pain and urgent need of care. Urgent dental care focuses on the conditions that require immediate attention to relieve severe pain and/or risk of infection. We ask adult patients to please come unattended, patients under the age of 18 will need a guardian present.

Dental services are available at our Central, Wyandotte and Independence clinics from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 816-923-5800 to schedule.

For the safety of all patients and staff,  all patients will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 before treatment.