Long-Term Care Facility Testing

Screening for COVID-19 in long-term care facilities provides rapid provision of care, as well as  outbreak management to communities who are especially vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19. Facilities can use state sponsored tests for regular COVID-19 screening of staff, residents and visitors.

How to Get Started

  • Download and review the Long-term Care Info Packet (PDF)
  • Determine your vendor based on geographic coverage
  • Initiate a call with your vendor to set-up logistics using the guidance checklist.
  • Start testing 


  • Sampling or transportation logistics: Email the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS)
  • Other questions: Email the Kansas Health and Environmental Labs (KHEL)
Long-term Care Testing

Additional Resources

Find additional tools in the Long-term Care Toolkit and the Publications section. Need COVID-19 vaccine information? Visit KansasVaccine.gov.