For residents who feel they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and are exhibiting symptoms, there are several testing sites on the island. All ask you to bring a photo I.D. and your insurance card, if you have insurance.
Hilo Medical Center: Call your primary care provider and ask them if you need a test. The provider must place the order directly with Clinical Labs Hawaii. The testing tents are in the parking lot across from Hilo Medical Center, 1285 Waianuenue Avenue, Monday through Friday, 10 til 2.
The following test sites do not need an advance doctor’s order, and will have a medical professional provide an on-site medical assessment and have set up special drive-up testing tents. Some of the indicators they look for: dry cough, fever, sudden loss of taste or smell, extreme fatigue, direct exposure to a confirmed COVID-19 patient, recent travel to a known COVID-19 hot spot. They are also asking those in high-risk professions with exposure to many different people to get screened–firefighters, EMTs, police, health care workers, airport and TSA workers, for example.
Puna Community Medical Center, in Malama Marketplace in Pahoa: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. til 4 p.m.
Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital, at the main hospital site: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m. til 2 p.m.
Ali’i Health Center at Keauhou Shopping Center: Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. til noon.
Hilo Civic Auditorium/Ho’olulu Complex: Sundays, 8 a.m. til 3 p.m.
West Hawaii Community Health Center is doing testing for patients; those concerned may sign up with WHCHC on a same-day basis. Please call West Hawaii Community Health Center, located at the intersection of Kuakini and Hualalai Roads, at 808-326-5629. They take all patients regardless of ability to pay.
Bay Clinic is doing testing for patients, with drive-through COVID-19 testing open to Bay patients on weekdays from 7:30 am -12:00 pm at 450 Kilauea Ave. Questions, call 808-333-3600. Bay Clinic takes all patients regardless of ability to pay.
As of Thursday, April 16, the State Department of Health says 21,681 tests for COVID-19 have been conducted statewide at state and local laboratories. The State has 541 positive cases. Nine people have died. DOH reports 41 cases on the Big Island.
Photo is testing at Ali’i Health Center at Keauhou Shopping Center.