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HOSPITAL UPDATE ON COVID-19: September 9, 2021 – as of 3:30 pm

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Hi All,

Hilo Medical Center continues to operate beyond our capacity, especially in the Intensive Care Unit. We are currently at 33 COVID patients in our hospital. 3 in the ICU all on vents and 30 in the COVID Unit. We now have 12 post-COVID patients with 8 on vents. We have been evaluating surgeries for medically necessity. Hilo Medical Center has been designated a FEMA-funded monoclonal antibody (MOAB) clinic site, expected to open in the latter part of September. More information will be made available as it comes to us. We have been managing this surge and ask our community to continue practicing safety precautions. AND please consider getting the vaccination if you haven’t gotten it yet.


  1. Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s September 9 story, “Gov. Ige says contractors, visitors to state facilities must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test result,”
  2. Associated Press’ September 9 story, “Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans,”
  3. Hawaii COVID-19 Summary Metrics:


Arc of Hilo

1099 Waianuenue Avenue

Walk-In: Weekdays, 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

Scheduled Appointments in Weekdays, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

  • Pfizer

East Hawaii Health Clinic

1190 Waianuenue Avenue in Hilo

  • COVID-19 testing available for existing clinic patients

East Hawaii Health Clinic

1285 Waianuenue Avenue, Second Floor

Scheduled Appointments Only 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

  • COVID-19 testing available

Hilo Medical Center Lobby

1190 Waianuenue Avenue

Walk-In: Daily, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Pfizer

East Hawaii Health Clinic in Keaau

16-523 Keaau-Pahoa Road | Keaau, HI 96749

Walk-In Appointments: Daily, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Call 808.932.3830

  • Pfizer
  • COVID-19 testing available

Puna Community Medical Center

15-2662 Pahoa Village Road in Malama Marketplace

Walk-In Appointments: Daily, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Call 808.930.6001

  • COVID-19 testing available

Ka`u Hospital Rural Health Clinic

1 Kamani Street | Pahala, HI 96777

Schedule an appointment by calling 808.932.4205

Appointments available Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 am-noon and 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

  • Moderna
  • COVID-19 testing available

Hawaii County COVID-19 Testing Locations