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COVID-19 Resources and Updates

Guidelines and Resources for our Community and Ohana

 Vaccine and Therapy Options Available at Kahuku Medical Center

The COVID-19 Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Vaccines are now available at Kahuku Medical Center.  KMC follows the CDC's timeline for administering the vaccine and will offer this service only to those individuals who meet the requirements throughout each phase.

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KMC's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jason Hughes, and Chief Nursing Officer, Diane Hale, prepare the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine for essential workers  in the community (January 2021). 

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Are You Eligible to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine at KMC?

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Services Available: 

Appointments are available weekly to receive the COVID-19 Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. 

To schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment at KMC, please call (808) 293-6260 or email covidvaccine@kmc-hi.org. Support is available Monday-Friday 10A-3P.

KMC follows the CDC and State of Hawaii's vaccination guidelines. 


Are you eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?  Access the VAMS COVID-19 portal here

IMPORTANT: Please ensure the email you provide below is ACCURATE and ACCESSIBLE or you will not receive the details you need to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Within 48-72 hours after submitting this form, you will receive an email from the CDC inviting you to register and schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine.

*The VAMS COVID-19 vaccine registration process is managed and operated at a federal level. Appointment availability through this process is dependent upon when the vaccine supply is accessible.

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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. 

 

Please visit the CDC's Official Website and the State of Hawaii's Official Website for detailed information.

Vaccination Services at Kahuku Medical Center: 

Appointments are available weekly to receive the COVID-19 Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. 

To schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment at KMC, please call (808) 293-6260 or email covidvaccine@kmc-hi.org. Support is available Monday-Friday 10A-3P.

Mobile Vaccination Services 

Kahuku Medical Center is now offering on-site vaccination services to local businesses on O'ahu.

If your business is in need of the COVID-19 Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, please contact us at (808) 293-6260 or covidvaccine@kmc-hi.org.

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. Call the Clinic for more information or to schedule a telehealth appointment (808) 293-6236.  

Emergency Services

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.  

Vaccine Card Replacement

If you require a COVID-19 Vaccine Card replacement please call 808-293-6260.  Support is available Monday-Friday between 10A-3P. Please allow 48-72 hours to receive the replacement card. 

COVID-19 Questions

If you have questions related to COVID-19 testing or vaccine administration email covidvaccine@kmc-hi.org.  Due to the high volume of submissions please allow 24-48 hours for a response from a member of the KMC Ohana. 

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According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC): 

 

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness.

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

 

Look for COVID-19 emergency/warning signs.

 

If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

  • New confusion

  • Inability to wake or stay awake

  • Bluish lips or face

Source: Center for Disease Control

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DISINFECT SURFACES
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WEAR A MASK
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PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING
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COVER COUGHS & SNEEZES
Drinking Green Juice
STAY WELL
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UPDATED VISITATION DUE TO COVID-19

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Beginning Tuesday, September 21, 2021, only visitors who are vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to visit patients at Kahuku Medical Center’s Inpatient Unit.

We apologize for any inconvenience this visitation restriction may cause. This is a very important way to limit the risk of possible exposure to COVID-19 for our patients, staff and community. We know that visitors and loved ones play an essential role as partners in healing and wellness. The visitation restriction will be reevaluated daily and removed as soon as conditions allow.

 

Kahuku Medical Center will be allowing one visitor per patient per day with protocols in place to maintain a safe environment.

 

The following visitor guidelines will be in place:

  • Visiting hours will be from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

  • At the main entrance, visitors must undergo a temperature check and health screening. Those with symptoms of respiratory illness, such as fever, shortness of breath or cough, or recent exposure, will not be allowed to enter for visitation.

  • At the entrance, all visitors who have passed the screening will sign a sheet with printed name, phone number, patient room they are visiting, time in and time out.

  • Visitors must wear the disposable medical mask provided and follow physical distancing requirements.

  • Each visitor must remain indoors within the patient room (no visits outside or in the hallways) during the visit. 

  • Visitors must be 18 years of age or older.

  • For everyone’s safety, visitors are not permitted for patients who are quarantined or under investigation for COVID-19.

  • No eating/drinking during visit with patients.

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.