Reminder: Free Kaua‘i Bus service during Tropic Care June 13-20

Published on June 10, 2024

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The Kaua‘i Bus reminds the public there will be free bus service islandwide during Tropic Care from June 13 to 20.

“We are excited to once again partner with the Kaua‘i District Health Office and the Innovative Readiness Training Mission - Department of Defense in bringing Tropic Care back to Kaua‘i this year,” said Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami. “During Tropic Care, the County will offer free Kaua‘i bus service and we encourage everyone to take advantage of this great opportunity to obtain healthcare services at no cost.”

The eight-day event will include free physical exams, eye exams, eyeglass fabrication, dermatology services, dental exams, fillings and extractions. Veterinary services will also be provided for the first time on select days, through a partnership with the Kaua‘i Humane Society offering additional spay/neuter services. To sign up your pet, visit

No ID or insurance is needed for these services.

Tropic Care services will be available at the following clinics from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily. All clinics will close at noon on June 20.

  • Kapa‘a Middle School (Main Clinic): June 13 – 20, 2024
  • Waimea Canyon Middle School: June 13 – 15, 2024
  • Kīlauea Elementary School: June 18 – 20, 2024

All services will be on a first-come, first-served basis and participants are advised to expect long waiting periods. Participants are also asked to bring water, snacks, eyeglasses, and a list of current prescriptions.

For more information about Tropic Care, visit or call the State Department of Health’s Kaua‘i District Health Office at 808-241-3555.

To view all bus schedules, visit For more information on The Kaua‘i Bus, call 808-246-8110, visit the Transportation Agency’s website at, or visit The Kaua‘i Bus Facebook page at

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, please call 808-241-3555 at least seven days in advance. Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill your request. If you need the services of an interpreter, please call 808-241-3564. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.


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