Local Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline

COVID-19 Hotline Info

Pre-Screening over the phone and appointments for those who meet testing criteria.

If you think you’ve been exposed to Coronavirus call the hotline Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 

Hotline hours have changed, effective April 24, 2020. 

In order to better address the needs of our community, our local COVID-19 hotline hours have changed to align with the Health Department Operating Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

We are grateful for the support of St. Catherine Hospital’s Emergency Department in answering calls after hours, however, the Health Department is responsible for making testing appointments from calls received at the hotline. These appointments can only be made by Health Department staff during operating hours.

We feel this change will better serve our citizens, as it streamlines the calling process for individuals seeking to have their symptoms screened and a testing appointment made. This will also free up the St. Catherine Hospital Emergency Department to serve their patients.  

What to do if you think you’ve been exposed to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Call Finney County Health Department Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM - 5:00PM at (620) 272-3600  if you have recently traveled to a known infected area, have had exposure to someone who has COVID-19, or are experiencing symptoms such as respiratory illness, including fever, chills, muscle aches, joint pain, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new onset loss of taste or smell, or diarrhea. 

If you are experiencing these symptoms, do not come to the Health Department without calling and receiving prior instructions.  

In the case of an emergency, do not call Finney County Health Department.

Call 911 and inform them of your symptoms. Do NOT show up to the Emergency Room unannounced.