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Hawaii Health Department posts list of free COVID-19 testing sites statewide

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A COVID-19 test was run at the Kalihi Kai Urgent Care using an Abbot NAAT scanner. The Hawaii Department of Health is reminding residents that free COVID-19 testing sites are available across the state due to a number of federal, state, and county partnerships.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A COVID-19 test was run at the Kalihi Kai Urgent Care using an Abbot NAAT scanner. The Hawaii Department of Health is reminding residents that free COVID-19 testing sites are available across the state due to a number of federal, state, and county partnerships.

The Hawaii Department of Health is reminding residents that free COVID-19 testing sites are available across the state due to a number of federal, state, and county partnerships.

“Testing is a key mitigation measure, especially as we continue to see widespread community transmission,” said Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char in a news release. “We encourage individuals exhibiting COVID symptoms and individuals who have been exposed to an infected person — regardless of vaccination status —to get tested.”

This Friday, free COVID-19 testing will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kamalani Academy in Wahiawa. Rapid tests results will be available on-site in 15 minutes, although those attending should plan for a minimum wait time of 30 minutes.

Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments can also be requested by emailing hawaiifreecovidtest@gmail.com.

Required documentation and appointments will vary by site, according to the Health Department, and paid testing or testing with a doctor’s order are also available at additional locations statewide.

The following is a list of available COVID-19 testing options:

FEDERAL

Community-based testing sites are available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at the following pharmacies:

>> CVS/Longs Drugs – Locations on Hawaii island, Kauai, Maui, and Oahu. Visit cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing for more information

>> Walgreens – Locations on Oahu and Maui.

>> Health Mart – Available at Pahoa Pharmacy on Hawaii island.

>> Federally Qualified Health Centers – Free testing may be available at federally qualified health centers. Visit findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov to find a list.

CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU

>> Daniel K. Inouye International Airport – The City and County of Honolulu through an agreement with the National Kidney Foundation of Hawai‘i Consortium is offering free COVID-19 testing to all Oahu residents from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through this Saturday.

>> Kapolei High School – DOH is holding a free pop-up testing event at Kapolei High School (91-5007 Kapolei Parkway) from noon to 5 p.m. today. Walk-ins will be accepted. Please bring a government photo ID and wear a mask.

>> Kamalani Academy — DOH is holding a free pop-up testing event from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kamalani Academy (1403 California Avenue) in Wahiawa.

>> Ilima Intermediate School – DOH is holding free pop-up testing events at Ilima Intermediate School (91-884 Fort Weaver Rd, Ewa Beach) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 14 and 28.

Walk-ins are accepted for the school pop-up testing events, but appointments can also be requested by email to hawaiifreecovidtest@gmail.com. Those attending should bring a government photo ID and wear a mask.

HAWAII COUNTY

The County of Hawaii offers free community testing at the following locations:

>> Kona Aquatic Center – Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m.

>> Afook Chinen Civic Auditorium – Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m.

>> Waikoloa Stables from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Waikoloa Stables is located at 68-1936 Waikoloa Road.

>> Keauhou Shopping Center – Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Keauhou Shopping Center is located at 78-6831 Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona.

KAUAI COUNTY

Kauai County, in partnership with the DOH Kauai District Health Office, offers free COVID-19 testing at the following locations:

>> Kauai War Memorial – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

>> Free Mobile Testing Van – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following days: Wednesdays at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center parking lot; Thursdays at the Kilauea Neighborhood Center parking lot; Fridays at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center parking lot; Saturdays at the Hanalei Neighborhood Center parking lot; Sundays at the Kapa‘a Neighborhood Center parking lot.

Results are available within four hours. An appointment, insurance, or doctor’s note are not required for the above sites. More information is available at kauai.gov/COVIDTest.

MAUI COUNTY

>> Minit Medical Clinics – The County of Maui is providing free COVID-19 testing for residents at Minit Medical Clinics. Visit mauinuistrong.info/covid19-info-testing.

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