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Lines at County COVID Test Site Prompt Ticket System to Avoid Long Waits

Posted September 8, 2021, 6:30 AM HST ·Updated September 8, 6:02 AM

The county’s free COVID-19 testing site at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall is implementing a ticketing system to avoid long wait times.

Beginning at 8 a.m. each weekday, staff will distribute a limited number of tickets with a specific time to return for the free test. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The War Memorial Conventional Hall testing center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 4191 Hardy St.

Residents seeking testing are encouraged to utilize other testing options.

The county’s Mobile Testing Van offers free testing in a different community each day, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Results are provided the same day. No appointment is needed. The mobile van is located at Kekaha Neighborhood Center on Wednesdays, Kīlauea Neighborhood Center on Thursdays, Kalāheo Neighborhood Center on Fridays, Hanalei Neighborhood Center on Saturdays, and Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex in Kapa‘a on Sundays.

Līhu‘e Pharmacy Group offers free drive-thru testing seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are highly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. For an appointment, register online at http://PreventCOVIDHI.com or call 808-635-4968. Photo ID required. No insurance or physician’s order is needed. They are located at 4491 Kolopa St in Līhu‘e, next to State Farm.

Wilcox Medical Center in Līhu‘e offers drive-up testing center with a physician order. To get a physician order, call your primary care physician. If you do not have a primary care physician, you may call the Hawaii Pacific Health COVID-19 Virtual Clinic to be evaluated by a care provider who can order a COVID-19 test if clinically appropriate. Call 808-462-5430 and select option 3. The Wilcox drive-up testing center is located at the rear entrance of the medical center at 3-3420 Kūhiō Highway, Līhuʻe. It is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed weekends. More information: https://www.hawaiipacifichealth.org/wilcox/patient-visitors/covid-19-services-kauai/

Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH) in Waimea offers drive-up testing with a physician order. Enter the Emergency Department driveway located off Waimea Canyon Road to access the drive-up testing. It is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to noon. Closed weekends.

Clinical Labs of Hawaii is offering COVID-19 screenings by appointment only at two locations: Kukui Grove Executive Center in Lihue, 4370 Kukui Grove St. Suite 108 (near movie theatre), and Kauai Medical Clinic in the Kapaa Shopping Center, 4-831 Kuhio Highway, Suite 332. Appointments available via the Clinical Labs website at http://ClinicalLabs.com/COVID. When arriving at one of these screening locations, be prepared to provide a physician’s order, photo ID and phone number.

Longs Kapa‘a offers drive-up testing seven days a week by appointment only. Tests are sent to the mainland and results may be delayed. To make an appointment, visit https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing.

Poʻipū Mobile MD Clinic provides paid walk-in testing at their clinic at 1941 Poʻipū Road in Koloa and mobile in-home testing. They are available for appointments seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit: https://poipumd.com or call 808-652-7021.

LoZo Labs provides paid walk-in testing at their clinic at 4366 Kukui Grove Street, #202 in Līhuʻe. For more information, visit: https://www.lozolabs.com/ or call (808) 977-2700.

For more information on testing options, visit http://www.kauai.gov/COVIDtest.

 
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