Coronavirus

Vibrant Health’s Notice on Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Vibrant Health is accepting all appointment types including in-person and telehealth visits. The safety of our patients and staff is our number one priority. We encourage our patients not to skip health care appointments, as we are taking multiple measures to ensure the safety of all patients and staff. All people entering our clinics, including staff, patients and people accompanying patients, will have their temperatures taken at the existing checkpoint on the third floor. Anyone with a temperature over 100 will be asked to return to their car for further instructions from Vibrant Health staff.

To limit the number of individuals in the clinic, patients and caregivers will be reminded to only bring the patient and one caregiver to the visit and to wear their own masks if available. If multiple family members present to the clinic, they will be asked to return to their car.

In-person appointment slots have been staggered to allow for increased social distancing and increased hours of access. Time in the waiting room will be limited, to ensure proper social distancing. Masks must be worn by everyone over the age of two entering the clinic.

What do I need to know about COVID-19?

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19: -Cough -Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Or at least two of these symptoms: -Fever -Chills -Repeated shaking with chills -Muscle pain -Headache -Sore throat -New loss of taste or smell This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. If you have any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately: -Trouble breathing -Persistent pain or pressure in the chest -New confusion or inability to arouse -Bluish lips or face *This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you. Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.

How does COVID-19 spread?

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneeze. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

How can I protect myself?

-Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
-Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
-Avoid close contact with people who are sick. -Practice social distancing, including putting at least 6 feet between yourself and other people and staying home when possible.
-Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks 

What do I need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine?

What are the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 can cause severe medical complications and lead to death in some people. There is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. If you get COVID-19, you could spread the disease to family, friends, and others around you. 

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine can help protect you by creating an antibody response in your body without your having to become sick with COVID-19. 

A COVID-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective. If you get infected, the vaccine might keep you from becoming seriously ill or developing severe complications. 

Getting vaccinated can also help protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. 

What are the possible side effects of a COVID-19 vaccine?

A COVID-19 vaccine can cause mild side effects, including: 

  • Pain, redness or swelling where the shot was given 
  • Fever 
  • Fatigue
  • Headache 
  • Muscle pain 
  • Chills 
  • Joint pain 

You will be monitored for 15 minutes after getting a COVID-19 vaccine to see if you have an immediate reaction. Most reactions happen with the first few days after vaccination and last no more than three days. If you experience side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine, it doesn’t mean that you have COVID-19. Take time to rest and recover. If you develop a fever, stay home. However, it’s not necessary to get a COVID-19 test or quarantine. 

What if I have a reaction?

If you have a reaction that prevents you from eating, sleeping, or working, contact your doctor. Also, contact your doctor if you have a reaction that lasts longer than three days. 

Signs of an allergic reaction include hives, swelling of the face and throat, difficulty breathing, a fast heartbeat, dizziness, and weakness. If you have any of these signs, seek care immediately. 

Can I stop taking safety precautions after getting a COVID-19 vaccine? 

No. Experts want to learn more about the protection that a COVID-19 vaccine provides and how long immunity lasts before changing safety recommendations. Factors such as how many people get vaccinated and how the virus is spreading in communities will also affect these recommendations. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following precautions: 

  • Practice social distancing (6 feet) 
  • Wear cloth face coverings in public places 
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol 
  • Stay home if you’re sick 

Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine even if I've already had COVID-19?

Yes. If you’ve had COVID-19, wait until 90 days after your diagnosis to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Getting COVID-19 might offer some natural protection or immunity from reinfection with the virus that causes COVID-19. But it’s not clear how long this protection lasts. Because reinfection is possible and COVID-19 can cause severe medical complications, it might be recommended that people who have already had COVID-19 get a COVID-19 vaccine.  

Is there anyone who should not get a COVID-19 vaccine? 

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is not available to children under age 16. The Moderna vaccine is not available to anyone under the age of 18. Vibrant Health currently has doses of the Moderna vaccine.  

There is no research on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant or breastfeeding women. However, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and part of a group recommended to get a COVID-19 vaccine, you may choose to get the vaccine. Talk to your health care provider about the risks and benefits. 

COVID-19 vaccination also might not be recommended for people with certain health conditions. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about getting the vaccine. 

Also, if you have a history of allergic reactions, talk to your doctor before getting the vaccine. You might need to be observed for 30 minutes after getting the vaccine. 

When can I get vaccinated?

KDHE Phased COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution PlanLearn more about the Kansas vaccination phases here.

Are you interested in getting vaccinated? Complete this form to receive updates on local vaccine availability and find out when you might be eligible for a vaccine.

Can I get vaccinated at Vibrant Health?

The State of Kansas has officially entered Phase 2 of its COVID-19 vaccine plan. This means that individuals aged 65+, those in eligible congregate settings, and all high-contact critical workers will now be prioritized for vaccination, in addition to anyone from Phase 1 who has not yet been vaccinated.

Soon, Vibrant Health will begin to administer vaccines to existing patients who meet the eligibility requirements for Phase 2. Vibrant Health will contact eligible patients will more information.

Have additional questions? Email us at info@vibranthealthkc.org.

Rapid COVID-19 Testing Available at Vibrant Health – Get Results in One-Hour

Rapid COVID-19 Testing is available at Vibrant Health for new and established patients who have symptoms or have been exposed to COVID19. Rapid COVID-19 test results are available within one hour.

Symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Community Pop-Up Testing Events – Free Tests Available

Vibrant Health offers drive-thru pop-up testing events throughout Wyandotte County. Testing is free and no appointment is required. Individuals do not need to be showing symptoms or have a known exposure to receive a test. Results are available within ~48 hours. 

For the latest pop-up testing schedule, please visit our Facebook.

How do I get tested?

To get tested for COVID-19, please schedule a telehealth appointment with a Vibrant Health provider. If you are eligible for a test, the provider will schedule you for a test later that day or the next day. All tests will be completed at Vibrant Health Argentine (1428 S. 32nd Street #100, Kansas City, KS 66106). You will not have to leave your vehicle for the test. It’s critical that you arrive on time for your test appointment. Patients who arrive 10 minutes late will need to be rescheduled.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Call 913-342-2552 or email appointments@vibranthealthkc.org to schedule.

How do I prepare for my telehealth appointment?

Before your appointment, please complete a patient registration form. If you are uninsured, please complete the Sliding Fee Discount Program application.

Are rapid tests the same as the pop-up drive-thru events?

No. Rapid COVID-19 testing is only available at a Vibrant Health clinic for those with symptoms or exposure. Appointments must be scheduled to receive a test. 

Pop-up events are scheduled throughout Wyandotte County and no appointment, symptoms or exposure is needed. Tests are free at these events and results are available within ~48 hours. For more information on the pop-up community testing events, visit our Facebook.

How much will a COVID appointment cost?

Patients with insurance will be billed for the telehealth appointment and COVID-19 test. Patients who are uninsured* will be asked to pay the appropriate sliding fee scale amount.

*uninsured patients may be eligible for reimbursement if a COVID test is deemed appropriate. 

To stay up-to-date with accurate information on COVID-19, please refer to the CDC or KDHE: