COVID-19 Resources and Updates
Guidelines and Resources for our Community and Ohana
COVID-19 Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Vaccines
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.
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).
Are You Eligible to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine at KMC?
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.
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. Call the Clinic for more information or to schedule a telehealth appointment (808) 293-6236.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Look for COVID-19 emergency/warning signs.
If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
Inability to wake or stay awake
Bluish lips or face
Source: Center for Disease Control
UPDATED VISITATION DUE TO COVID-19
Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases on O'ahu, patient visitation hours have been suspended at KMC until further notice. Virtual communication options are available for patients to connect with their 'ohana during this time. We are dedicated to the safety of our patients, staff, and community and appreciate your understanding.
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.