If you’re sick with symptoms of COVID-19 or have been identified as a close contact of a positive case, please isolate yourself immediately and get tested using a home test or by calling your doctor.
Free test kits from the federal government can be ordered through http://covidtest.gov and delivered by mail .
Kauai District Health Officer Dr. Janet Berreman: "Home test kits are a convenient way to reduce the risk of spreading COVID to others. If you have symptoms of COVID, use a home test immediately; if your self-test is negative remain in isolation and repeat the test on to two days later. If you've been exposed to someone with COVID, use the test three to four days after exposure, and test again on the fifth day. You can also use them before planning to gather indoors with others, especially people who are unvaccinated, older, or immunocompromised."
If you think you may be a candidate for COVID treatment or COVID preventive medication, talk to your healthcare provider. These medications require a prescription.
For more information on isolation and quarantine, visit: https://hawaiicovid19.com/testing-isolation-quarantine/
Free walk-in same day PCR testing
Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall
UPDATE June 2022: Free rapid PCR testing is still available Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the War Memorial Convention Hall at 4191 Hardy Street in Lihue. Closed weekends and holidays. Testing will be closed on Thursday, November 24, for the Thanksgiving Holiday and Thursday, December 1. Results are provided within six hours. You do not need to arrive early or wait in line. If there is a wait, you will receive a ticket with a time to return later that day.
Open to everyone on Kauai; out of state and international IDs are accepted. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The free testing is provided by the County of Kauai in partnership with the Kauai District Health Office.
UPDATE June 14, 2022: The County of Kauai and Kauai District Health Office announces that the free COVID-19 mobile testing van will no longer be available on weekends, and will shift to a Monday through Friday schedule starting June 27.
Starting Monday, June 27, the mobile testing van will be available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following days and locations:
- Mondays: Hanalei Neighborhood Center parking lot
- Tuesdays: Kapa‘a Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex
- Wednesdays: Kekaha Neighborhood Center parking lot
- Thursdays: Kīlauea Neighborhood Center parking lot
- Fridays: Kalāheo Neighborhood Center parking lot
Open to everyone on Kauai; out of state and international IDs are accepted. The mobile van provides free rapid PCR COVID-19 tests and results are provided within six hours.
Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Free Drive-up testing:
Lihue Pharmacy Group -- Lihue Pharmacy Community Testing is CLOSED as of 04/16/2022.