Wilcox Medical Center Updates Hours of Onsite Mobile Vaccine Clinics
With COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations continuing to decline, Wilcox Medical Center is updating the hours of its onsite and mobile vaccine clinics.
The Wilcox Medical Center Vaccine Clinic will be open Wednesdays during the following times:
From 1 to 3 p.m. for anyone ages 12 and older. Appointments are required for third doses; walk-ins are welcome for first and second doses.
From 4 to 5 p.m. for children ages 5-11. Appointments must be scheduled by the child’s parent or legal guardian. By scheduling the appointment, the parent or legal guardian grants permission for the vaccine to be given. Children must also be accompanied to their appointment by a parent or guardian who will need to sign a consent form.
These new hours include clinics scheduled for March 16, 23 and 30. To schedule an appointment, visit WilcoxHealth.org/Vaccine.
In addition, the Kaua‘i Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics will be held Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mobile vaccine teams in a vaccination van will be visiting the following locations this month:
- Thursday, March 17 – Kapaʻa Neighborhood Center
- Thursday, March 24 – Kekaha Neighborhood Center
- Thursday, March 31 – Hanalei Neighborhood Center
Held in partnership with Wilcox Health, the County of Kaua‘i and Hawaii Health Systems Corporation’s Kaua‘i Region, the mobile vaccine clinic offers free vaccinations for individuals ages 12 and older for first and second doses. No appointments are necessary, walk-ins only.
Third doses and booster shots will also be available. Vaccines for children ages 5-11 are not offered at mobile clinics.
Other modifications to Wilcox’s COVID-19 testing procedures and policies made this month include the following:
NEW DRIVE-UP COVID-19 TESTING TENT HOURS
The drive-up COVID-19 specimen collection site at Wilcox Medical Center updated its hours March 7.
Located at the back of the medical center under the big white tent, the testing site is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. offering transcription-mediated amplification assay (TMA) tests to the public.
Kaua‘i Urgent Care, located at 4484 Pahee St. behind Home Depot, continues to offer TMA and Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 rapid PCR tests daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Type of test subject to availability of supplies.
Appointments are not required. Screenings are on a first-come, first-served basis.
UPDATED VISITOR POLICY
As of March 3, the visitor policy was updated to allow two adult visitors at a time for all inpatient and outpatient settings, with the option to swap out visitors during a 24-hour period. Previously, visits were limited to one visitor per patient at a time.
Screening processes for all visitors in the inpatient setting remain in place.
DINING ROOM RESTRICTIONS LIFTED
All restrictions at the dining room were lifted Tuesday, March 1. The decision reflects the ending of Emergency Rule 28, which Mayor Derek Kawakami repealed the same day.
There are no changes to current mask-wearing guidelines at Wilcox Medical Center or Kaua‘i Medical Clinic.
We are continuously monitoring the situation with COVID-19 in Hawai‘i, including the number of active cases and the number of COVID-19 positive patients who are hospitalized. These factors and other considerations may impact our visitor policy and procedures at any time.
For current guidelines related to visitors at our facilities, visit HawaiiPacificHealth.org/Coronavirus.