Hawaii Inter-Island Trusted Testing Partners

Hawaii's Inter-County COVID-19 Pre-Test Partners

Official Pre-Travel Testing Program now allows the bypass of inter-island quarantine

Last Updated: November 25, 2020, at 10:30 am HST

According to Hawaii's official State Department of Health, the state lists its approved inter-county trusted testing partners as: Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, CVS Health, Diagnostic Laboratory Services (Hawaii), Hawaii Pacific Health, Kaiser Permanente, Minit MedicalNational Kidney Foundation of Hawaii's Consortium (through an agreement with the City and County of Honolulu), S&G Labs Hawaii LLC, Urgent Care Hawaii, Vault Health, and Walgreens (as of 11/17/20).

Through multiple press releases in mid-October, Governor Ige announced several new "trusted testing partners" for interisland travel to Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii (Big Island) counties. Oahu does not have any inter-island travel restrictions at this time.

Editor's Note...

We will continue to closely monitor the inter-island trusted partners' program and provide additional updates & testing providers, as provided by official state sources, on this page. Travelers may want to sign up for our weekly email updates that we're currently sending about the status of Hawaii's reopening. This email update will include any new partners that have been recently added to the pre-travel testing program.

Issues with timeliness on inter-island testing? We also wanted to add a note from one of our readers on 11/5/20, Jessica, who shared her experience with inter-island testing on Kauai recently. She reported, "please, tell tourists doing inter-island travel to use Vault and not trust island testing. It is NOT rapid, and there is no sense of urgency to complete the tests in a timely fashion." We wanted to ensure we passed this information along to our readers so they can plan accordingly.

John Derrick
Published on: 11-25-2020
Published by: John C. Derrick

Hawaii Inter-County Trusted Testing Partners

For Inter-Island Travel to Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island

Please Note: all tests conducted in the state of Hawaii may require an order by a licensed physician or healthcare provider. Please contact the lab/pharmacy in advance to confirm the requirements prior to scheduling tests.

Clinical Labs of Hawaii

Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii: Travelers can visit their website to schedule an appointment and to learn more about their locations and how to obtain lab results. All lab tests require an order by a licensed healthcare provider in Hawaii.

CVS Health

CVS Health (Longs): Travelers may schedule an appointment up to two (2) days in advance at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations. Tests are available for ages 12 and older. Pre-registration is required. Info more information can be found on their website.

Diagnostic Lab Services

Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc. (DLS) - Testing requires a lab order and collection by a licensed healthcare provider in the State of Hawaii. Test results from DLS Guam also accepted. More information on their website.

Hawaii Pacific Health

Hawaii Pacific Health: Tests are offered at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children on Oahu, and Wilcox Medical Center on Kauai in partnership with Clinical Labs of Hawaii. Appointments are required at Kapiolani and must be scheduled online. No appointment is necessary at Wilcox. More information on site locations, hours, and costs can be found on their website.

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente: (members only) Travelers can schedule a test online, contact the appointment call center, or nurse advice line in the traveler's home region for scheduling instructions. Kaiser Permanente members returning home to Hawaii may call the Away-from-Home Travel Line at (951) 268-3900 for scheduling instructions. Information can be found on their website.

Minit Medical

Minit Medical: Travelers can schedule testing online prior to inter-island travel. Minit Medical has three clinics on Maui with drive-up testing available. Appointments are required; travelers can reach them by calling (808) 667-6161 or log on to their website.

National Kidney Foundation

National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii's Consortium (through an agreement with the City and County of Honolulu) - located at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), the testing site is at the Diamond Head Tour Group area, just past Baggage Claim 31. The Hawaiian Monarch Hotel, on the island of Oahu, is an additional testing location. Pre-register online (registration link forthcoming) or walk-in on-site. Results are provided in three to six hours and are available for ages five (5) and older at a cost of $125. Most health insurance is accepted, subject of course to the policies of your specific insurer.

S&G Labs Hawaii

S&G Labs Hawaii LLC: Testing services available throughout the state for walk-ups and appointments. All lab tests processed locally with a fast 24- to 36-hour turn-around time. Kamaaina rates are available for travelers. Tests available for ages five (5) and older. Find more information, including locations and testing availability, or to schedule appointments, visit their website, or call (808) 329-9675.

Urgent Care Hawaii

Urgent Care Hawaii: Travelers can register online. Limited walk-ins can be accommodated; results are emailed within 24 hours. Call (808) 797-7980 for more information.

Vault Health

Vault Health: At-home tests with real-time audio-visual supervision are available through Vault Health, the first FDA-authorized saliva test. Tests available for ages five (5) and older. Tests are mailed in 72-hours or less. Information and costs can be found on their website.


Walgreens: Testing is available to inter-island travelers at no cost (however, individuals must meet CDC criteria for testing). Tests available for ages five (5) and older. All drive-thru testing locations operate outdoors and patients do not leave their vehicles. Appointments are required. Travelers can find more information on their website.

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Additional Hawaii COVID-19 Information & Resources

The following resources have been compiled by GoUS Hawaii to better assist travelers in navigating the various restrictions and state-approved test requirements for visiting Hawaii during the COVID pandemic. If you have questions, we are always happy to assist, and you can contact us anytime. You may also want to direct your questions to an official state resource, and we've compiled an updated list of Hawaii Official COVID-19 Contacts for travelers, including phone numbers and email addresses when applicable.

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