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Wilcox expands visitor policy, reduces COVID-19 testing hours

LIHU‘E — Due to declining COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations, Wilcox Medical Center has reduced its drive-up testing tent, updated its visitor policy and lifted some restrictions at its dining room.

This week, the testing site located at the back of the hospital under a big white tent will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to offer tests to the public.

Kaua‘i Urgent Care, located at 4484 Pahe‘e St. in Kukui Grove Village West, continues to offer tests daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Screenings are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wilcox Medical Center’s 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.

Screening processes for all visitors in the inpatient setting will remain in place. Masks are still required inside the hospital and Kaua‘i Medical Clinic.

The Wilcox Medical Center COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. 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.

Special clinic hours for children ages 5 to 11 are Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m.

Appointments for children ages 5 to 11 must be scheduled by the child’s parent or legal guardian. Children must also be accompanied to their appointments by a parent or guardian, who will need to sign a consent form.

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The Kaua‘i mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics are held Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. in partnership with Wilcox Health, the County of Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Health Systems Corporation Kaua‘i Region.

Vaccine teams in a van are at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center this week, offering free vaccines for the community. No appointments are necessary, and only walk-ins are accepted.

The clinics are open for walk-in vaccinations for individuals ages 12 and older for first, second, third and booster doses. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are offered at no cost. Vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 are not offered at mobile clinics.

Wilcox Medical Center offers the Pfizer vaccine for ages 5 and older and the Moderna vaccine for ages 18 and older.

Minors 5 to 17 years old must be accompanied to their appointment or walk-in visit by parents or guardians.

When arriving for vaccination, individuals must wear a mask and should bring a photo ID, medical insurance card (if the patient has medical insurance), printed and completed questionnaire (available on HPH website,, and their CDC COVID-19 vaccination record card for second and third doses.
Source: The Garden Island

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