(KITV) Where to get a free COVID-19 test in Hawaii

(Source: KITV Island News)

Where to get a free COVID-19 test in Hawaii

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is offering free COVID-19 testing at more than a dozen sites across Hawaii, most on Oahu, 1 on Kauai and 1 on the Big Island through Sept 14. Sites vary each day.

KITV-4’s Annalisa Burgos shows us what it’s like to get a free COVID-19 test at a walk-in location. (UPDATE: She received her results after 3 days and it was negative.) 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is offering free COVID-19 testing at more than a dozen sites across Hawaii, most on Oahu, 1 on Kauai and 1 on the Big Island through Sept 14. Sites vary each day and will rotate over the next two weeks.

Click HERE for the latest schedule and to pre-register to save time. No need to make an appointment, you can just show up. 

This is federally-funded surveillance testing using PCR tests (not the conventional diagnostic testing), so you don’t need to have symptoms, a doctor’s note, health insurance, underlying health conditions or previous contact with a positive case to get the test.

On Tuesday and Thursday, mass testing will be held inside the H3 Tunnels. The H-3 freeway will be closed in both Kaneohe- and Halawa-bound directions.

On Wednesday, testing will take place at Aloha Stadium — WALK UP ONLYHonolulu Police Department HQ — WALK-IN ONLY and Kuhio Park Terrace Community Center – WALK-IN ONLY.

According to the Honolulu Police Department Facebook page, testing on Friday will be at Kalihi Valley District Park, Maili Beach Park, Aloha Stadium and Mililani District Park.

Through Thursday, testing on Kauai is available at Westside Pharmacy (HI), 1-3845 Kaumaulii Hwy, Hanapepe, and on the Big Island, at Pahoa Pharmacy, 15-2660 Pahoa Village Rd #205, Pahoa.

If you are asymptomatic, you don’t need to quarantine while waiting for your results. You should receive your results 2-3 days after taking the test. 

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