Preventing Illness and Infection

How to Prevent the Spread of Infection

We encourage you to take the following precautions to reduce your risk of illness at home, school, and work and help you to be healthy and safe.

  • Clean hands regularly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Get vaccinations for illnesses such as influenza and meningococcal meningitis.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough, using disposable tissues or cough into your sleeve.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Practice good cleaning habits in your home and work environments, including disinfection of surfaces and weekly washing of bedding.
  • Keep cuts and scrapes clean and covered with dry bandage.
  • Avoid contact with other people’s bandages and wounds.
  • Avoid sharing personal items such as razors or towels.
  • Wipe off exercise equipment before and after you use it.
  • Obtain medical care as needed.
  • Remain at home and away from others until 24 hours after fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicines, such as Tylenol or ibuprofen.

For more information about the prevention of disease please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s web site at www.cdc.gov.

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WHERE TO GO IF YOU ARE SICK
If you have health insurance or are able pay cash:

  • Immediate Medical Care, 4722 W. Kellogg (take West Street exit), 316-440-2565
  • Take Care Clinics (Walgreens), 1-866-825-3227
  • West Wichita Minor Emergency Center, 8200 W. Central (across the street from Bishop Carroll High School), 316-721-4910
  • Wichita Family Medicine Specialists, Dr. Dennis Knight, 800 N. Carriage Pkwy, 316-858-5800 *appointments required


If you do not have insurance:

  • E.C. Tyree Health & Dental Clinic, 1525 N. Lorraine, 316-681-2545. Take proof of income. There will be a minimum charge of $30
  • Holy Family Medical Associates, 144 S. Hillside, 316-682-9900
  • Hunter Health Clinic, 2318 E. Central Ave, 316-262-2415. Take a picture ID and a check stub for the last 30 days. Visits are pro-rated based on income
  • Wichita Family Medicine Specialists, Dr. Dennis Knight, 800 N. Carriage Pkwy, 316-858-5800 *appointments required