COVID-19 Testing Available on Kauai


If You Are Sick

 If you’re sick with symptoms of COVID-19 or have been identified as a close contact of a positive case, please isolate yourself immediately and call your doctor to schedule a drive-up test.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you have any of these symptoms, please do NOT come to the county's walk-in testing center. Instead, make an appointment for a drive-up test.

If You Test Positive

Isolate yourself immediately and notify people who were near you during the past 14 days. If you test positive, don’t wait for the Department of Health to call you.

Please do not get retested while you are in isolation. This potentially exposes others while you are infectious and is not a good use of testing resources. In fact, CDC recommends that you do not test again within 90 days of your initial positive test unless you have a new onset of symptoms. This is because you can continue to test positive during this time but do not pose an infection risk to others. If you are considering retesting, please consult with your DOH case monitor before doing so.

When the contact tracers call you, please get back to them right away so we can slow the spread of the disease. Help them help us. They are serving our community and they deserve our respect.

 For more information on isolation and quarantine, visit:

A note to employers: Effective December 27, 2021, the Kauai District Health Office will no longer issue formal quarantine/isolation release letters. Cases and contacts will still receive emails with instructions on their isolation or quarantine as well as their effective release date. They can share these email instructions with their employers as needed.The Kauai District Health Office is focusing limited resources on case investigation, contact tracing, and monitoring. Mahalo for your understanding.


Drive-up testing sites:

Lihue Pharmacy Group

Effective January 2022: The free drive thru testing is now located in the parking lot behind Target. It is no longer located at the Lihue Pharmacy office. Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing is available seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Appointments are now required. U.S. residents only - international IDs not accepted at this location.

For an appointment register online at or call (808) 635-4968. Photo ID required. No insurance or physician’s order needed.

The site offers PCR mid-turbinate testing.

The free testing is provided by the Hawaiʻi Department of Health and the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii Consortium.


Wilcox Medical Center, 3-3420 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue. Located at the rear entrance of the medical center.

The drive-up specimen collection site is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Testing at this location is available on a first-come, first-served basis for patients with signs and symptoms of COVID-19. The drive-up collection provides convenient access for people to be tested in a safe environment that limits exposure to other patients and health care staff in the hospital setting. Testing is handled by Clinical Labs of Hawaii.

A physician’s order is required for specimen collection, along with a photo ID and insurance card.


Patients should contact their primary care physician to get a physician order. Those who do not have a primary care physician 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 appropriate. Call 808-245-1540 and select option 3. 

Kaiser Permanente Lihue Clinic

Free PCR testing for Kaiser members. Results in approximately 24 hours.

Kaiser membership required.

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. No appointment required, patients park at drive-up swab station at back of clinic and call hotline posted in parking lot.

Kauai Veterans Medical Center (KVMH), Waimea. Enter the Emergency Department driveway located off Waimea Canyon Road to access the drive-thru.

 KVMH in collaboration with Clinical Labs of Hawaii continue to conduct Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing weekdays in Waimea.

It is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to noon. Closed weekend and holidays.  

Longs Kapaa offers drive-up testing seven days a week by appointment only. Tests are sent to the mainland and result may be delayed. To make appointment, visit

Location: 645 Aleka Loop.

 Make an appointment:


Clinical Labs of Hawaii

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)

Kauai Medical Clinic, Kapaa Shopping Center, 4-831 Kuhio Highway, Suite 332

Appointments available via the Clinical Labs website at


When arriving at one of these screening locations, be prepared to provide a physician’s order, photo ID and phone number.


Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall:

The County of Kauai, in partnership with the Kauai District Health Office, is providing free rapid PCR COVID-19 testing for anyone without symptoms, subject to availability. 

Free testing is available Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the War Memorial Convention Hall at 4191 Hardy Street in Lihue. 

 Arrive anytime the clinic is open, and you will receive a ticket with a time to return for your free test. You do no need to arrive early to receive a ticket; arrive anytime the clinic is open.

No appointment or doctor's order is necessary. Results are provided on the same day.


 Mobile Testing Van

The County of Kaua‘i and Kaua‘i District Health Office mobile testing van is available at different community each day.

The van will be open for free rapid PCR COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Results are provided the same day. 

 A maximum of 100 tickets are available on a first-come first-served basis. The van is also in Kapa‘a at Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex on Sundays, where 200 tickets are available. 

• Wednesdays: Kekaha Neighborhood Center parking lot

• Thursdays: Kīlauea Neighborhood Center parking lot 

• Fridays: Kalāheo Neighborhood Center parking lot 

• Saturdays: Hanalei Neighborhood Center parking lot 

• Sundays: Kapa‘a Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex 


 Paid testing sites:

 Poipu Mobile MD Clinic provides paid walk-in testing at their clinic at 1941 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI 96756, and mobile in-home testing. They are available for appointments seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit: or call (808) 652-7021.

LoZo Labs provides paid walk-in testing at their clinic at 4366 Kukui Grove Street, #202 in Lihue. For more information, please visit: or call (808) 977-2700.

For more information on Kauai’s COVID-19 emergency orders and current case rates, please visit:

For a list of vaccine clinic locations, please visit