With the continuing spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in the U.S., Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center is working closely with state and local health authorities to provide the best possible care to our patients.
If you think you may have COVID-19, call our COVID-19 hotline service at 808-697-3170. Health professionals running this hotline will determine if you meet the criteria for testing and will advise you on next steps. It's important to call ahead before going in person to any WCCHC clinics.
Do not go to your local emergency department just for COVID-19 testing. The emergency department is for those who need the most critical care, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, severe headache or other potentially life-threatening problems. If you are experiencing these symptoms, go to the nearest emergency department or call 9-1-1.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.
The virus is spread from person to person through:
Since COVID-19 is new, we are learning more each day about the transmission patterns and incubation periods.
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of
The most important thing you can do is avoid being exposed to the virus.
We have launched a free COVID-19 hotline. If you have questions about the virus or what to do if you have symptoms, please call 808-697-3170.
WCCHC has gone live with COVID-19 Drive Thru Testing. Patients can register for a test by calling 808-697-3170. A swab will be taken and the specimen will be sent to a private lab for testing. During this time, the patient is expected to self-quarantine at home until the test results are available in 2 to 3 days.
WCCHC has created a COVID-19 task force to proactively ensure the highest level of patient care and safety. Our staff members have been trained in the latest CDC safety protocols, and have the necessary equipment and training to safely treat COVID-19 patients.
Information is changing frequently. We recommend you regularly check out the Hawaii State Department of Health Website. Subscribe to their newsletter for the most up-to-date information