COVID-19 Resources and Updates
Guidelines and Resources for our Community and Ohana
COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine
The COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine is 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 Moderna Vaccine at KMC?
KMC is in Phase 1b of Hawaii's vaccination plan. Those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine include:
- Adults 75 years and older
- Healthcare workers
- First responders (EMTs, police officers, firemen)
- Teachers or child care workers
- Critical transportation workers (dock workers, bus drivers, etc.)
- Correctional facility workers
- Grocery store workers
- US Postal Service employees
- Critical utilities workers (energy, water, etc.)
- Emergency services dispatchers
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.
Due to the high demand and extremely limited vaccine supply across the State of Hawaii, all new vaccine registration appointments at Kahuku Medical Center have been fulfilled at this time. No new appointments are able to be made at this time. Please sign up for the KMC Standby List to receive updates about appointment availability and upcoming phase announcements.
*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.
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.