BinaxNow OTC COVID-19 Antigen Self Test kits are available for free for individuals needing to self test for COVID-19. These tests are administered at home and give results in 15 minutes. There is a limited supply of kits and are available to the community while supplies last.


Visit the Shawnee County Health Department's website here for information regarding testing sites for Covid-19 in Topeka and Shawnee County.
For Isolation and Quarantine Guidance:
For local health officer recommendations:


Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of #4 free at-home tests from Here’s what you need to know about your order: Limit of one order per residential address One order includes #4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests Orders will ship free starting in late January


Community Resources Council - CRC

Utility Credit Program, Covid-19 basic need relief program, mobile food pantry, and more.

SENT Topeka

Housing, Mental Health, Community Wellness, and Education

Real-World Parenting Conversations

Each month, we'll highlight a different topic related to mental health challenges that kids and teens experience. On the first three Thursdays of the month, we’ll post a helpful 3-5 minute Facebook video on the Topic of the Month. On the fourth Thursday of each month, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT, we will host a live Zoom Q&A featuring an FSGC mental health professional. They will answer live questions about the Topic of the Month during the Q&A as well as pre-submitted questions. Real-World Parenting is FREE, but parents have to register to get the link and participate in the Q&A. To register, visit and look for the Topic of the Month. We also have information on our Facebook page.

Emergency Water Assistance Program

Emergency Water Assistance Program (EWAP)

Authorized by the American Rescue Plan of 2021 and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, qualifying Kansas households may have drinking water and wastewater service reconnected or prevented from being disconnected. DCF will accept applications and coordinate payment on behalf of eligible households.
One-stop resource center • Learn about the program • Download application (English and Spanish available) • Review Frequently Asked Questions (English and Spanish available) Questions? Contact the Emergency Water Assistance Program Call 1-888-369-4777 or email

Weatherization Program

Check out this resource! The Weatherization Program will provide a grant to homeowners, an opportunity to obtain assistance with insulation, HVAC systems, sealing. The minimum assistance provided per qualifying activity shall be $1,500.00 and maximum lifetime assistance per house and per homeowner is $10,000 dollars. Weatherization improves energy efficiency and lowers utility bills. The Weatherization Program is intended to help income eligible homeowners make upgrades to their homes such as the following: • 90% or higher Furnace Replacement • Roof Replacement • Insulation in the attic and walls • Close crawl spaces • Exterior door and broken windows • Sealant and caulking to seal leakage To be eligible for this program the applicant must: • Fill out an Application (Pick one up at DHS, 620 Madison, Topeka, KS (1st Floor) or call 785-368-3711 and ask for Shane Wilson) • Own and Occupy the property within the City limits • Primary resident for a year • Provide proof of income less than 60% median income

Property Maintenance Program

Property Maintenance Rehabilitation Program

Homeowners can receive up to $20,000 to rehab their homes if they have a property maintenance violation. This is a free program available to homeowners. Applications will be approved on a first come, first served basis. Call 785-368-3711 for an application.

Property Maintenance Program
Mobile Clinic

Stormont Vail Health Care Mobile Clinic

Stormont Vail Health Mobile Clinic will be visiting the CRC Care Center!
Upcoming dates:

  • March 8th and March 22nd (every other Tuesday)
  • 9AM – 4PM

Services Provided 

  • Blood pressure check 
  • Annual screenings
  • Diabetes screening  
  • Immunizations (including flu shots)
  • Routine lab work
  • Care for on-going chronic conditions 

Make Your Appointment 

If you do not have a primary doctor, please call (785) 270-4440 to reserve your appointment.
Walk-in appointments only available if there are openings in the schedule.

Payment Options 

Stormont Vail Health accepts insurance and offer free or reduced pricing for uninsured and low-income patients. 


If you are in need of food or clothing resources, please check out the Food and Clothing Resources document!

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