Community testing, a cornerstone of the KDHE COVID-19 Testing Strategy, allows trusted organizations to provide testing to their communities in partnership with a KDHE contracted lab.
Community Testing Partners
Organizations, such as pharmacies, clinics, hospitals, EMS and local health departments can enroll as a Community Testing Partner to provide testing for Kansans. Community Testing Partners will receive a fee for all eligible tests conducted to offset personnel and administration costs. Testing must be provided free of charge and without requirement of ID, symptoms or known contact.
Effective 11/29/2021, the KDHE CTP Program will offer BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen tests, as supplies are available. While KDHE will discontinue the collection fee for PCR testing and will no longer cover the costs of PCR tests processed by contract lab partners, KDHE will continue to offer the collection fee for BinaxNOW rapid antigen tests and continue to supply rapid antigen tests at no cost to CTPs while supplies are available.
Volunteer Testing partners are supported with free testing kits, transportation and results. Volunteer program participants are not required to meet all criteria for Community Testing Partners and they do not receive a fee for testing. Download the Volunteer Testing Program Packet (PDF).