CVS Health expands free COVID-19 testing services across Hawaii
LAHAINA — On Friday, Nov. 13, CVS Health opened nine new swab-and-send COVID-19 curbside test sites at select CVS/Longs Pharmacy locations in Hawaii to support the company’s ongoing efforts to increase access to testing and help slow the spread of the virus.
The Maui sites are 1221 Honoapiilani Highway in Lahaina; 135 Kehalani Village Drive in Wailuku; 1215 South Kihei Road, Suite B, in Kihei; and 55 Kiopaa St. in Pukalani.
These self-administered, COVID-19 PCR tests are available at no charge to individuals who meet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention testing criteria. The COVID-19 tests are no cost to patients with insurance.
For those who do not have insurance, the test is covered through a federally funded program by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Currently, most test results from specimens collected at CVS/Longs Pharmacy test sites will be available within two to three days.
Testing is available for eligible patients age ten and older. Patients must register in advance at CVS.com to schedule an appointment.
A parent or legal guardian must complete the online registration for all minor patients, and patients 10-15 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when they come to be tested.
When arriving for testing, patients are asked to follow signage or the instructions of the staff onsite.
Patients will be provided with a test kit and given instructions, and a CVS/Longs Pharmacy team member will observe the self-swab process.