Genesis offers COVID-19 testing for businesses

Staff Writer
Garden City Telegram

Genesis Family Health is now offering COVID-19 testing for businesses across southwest Kansas.

“We know it is important for businesses to begin their services once again,” said Genesis officials. “and with the recent decision by local governments to begin the process of reopening, we feel that it’s just as important for businesses to be able to reopen with the safety of their employees and guests in mind.”

If an employer would like to have their employees tested, they may contact Genesis for canvas testing. From there, Genesis can either send their medical staff to the place of business and set up a testing area for employees or send their employees for testing to one of their four medical clinics. Genesis will also test employees who present COVID-19 symptoms, though they urge all employers to follow the guidance of the CDC and their local health department, should an employee begin showing symptoms.

The symptoms of COVID-19, as of now, may include a fever of 100.4 or higher, chills, rigors, myalgia, malaise, headaches, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, smell and taste disorders, and diarrhea.

For more information, call (620) 275-1766 and ask for Mary Gonzales, medical practice manager. For more information on Genesis Family Health and our mission to serve Southwestern Kansas, please visit our website at

Genesis Family Health (GFH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation operating a network of Federally Qualified Health Center service locations across southwest Kansas, headquartered in Garden City with satellite clinic facilities in Dodge City, Liberal and Ulysses.

GFH is a faith-based ministry dedicated to strengthening communities by providing high-quality, comprehensive health and wellness services, specializing in integrated primary care and case management across medical, dental, behavioral health and social service disciplines. Services are available to all patients regardless of insurance status and/or ability to pay, and sliding fee discounts offered based on household size and income.

This agency is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Health Center Cluster Grant No. H80CS00838 for $2,231,227 in fiscal year 2019, with about 70% of its annual budget funded through non-federal resources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.