COVID-19 Resources and Updates
Guidelines and Resources for our Community and Ohana
In order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 there are some basic guidelines you can implement into your daily routine to ensure our community stays protected. Our guidelines and recommendations are based upon the latest updates from the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and our local and state officials.
Covid-19 Screening & Testing
KMC has launched a virtual clinic offering telehealth services you can take advantage of from the comfort of your own home. This includes free COVID-19 screenings for all patients and community members regardless of age or insurance coverage. KMC currently has 2 options for COVID-19 testing: nasopharyngeal swab and antibody testing. Call the Clinic for more information or to schedule a telehealth appointment (808) 293-6236.
Do not hesitate to seek help if you or someone you know is experiencing a medical emergency. KMC has a separate, designated service area for anyone experiencing respiratory symptoms. Everyone is provided with a mask upon entry to help protect themselves and others. Our Board-Certified Emergency Physicians, nurses, and support staff have received extensive training on COVID-19 and infection prevention standards set forth by the CDC. Our facility is safe, clean, and ready to care for any patient who needs us.
UPDATED VISITATION DUE TO COVID-19
During this time, it is critical that we protect our patients, staff, clinicians and community. Therefore, we are restricting all visitors to our hospitals until further notice. The enhanced visitor restrictions are in alignment with recommendations established by the Honolulu County Health Department. Exceptions may be made for those visiting a patient on comfort/end-of-life care.
Using electronic methods to communicate with a patient and limiting visitor-to-patient contact is an important part of our visitor guidelines during this COVID-19 response period. Every patient has access to a direct line and iPad to facilitate communication with loved ones.
Please note visitation restrictions may evolve over time depending on our response to public health recommendations. Again, we are doing this to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff, clinicians and community. Thank you for your understanding.
All individuals receiving outpatient services at KMC will be screened at the main entrance portico before receiving services. Anyone who does not pass screening will not be allowed into the building and alternative arrangements for services will be made.