Poipu MD Frequently Asked Questions

What does Poipu Mobile MD Clinic offer?

Poipu Mobile MD Clinic is proud to provide a wide range of medical services in highly efficient, cost-effective, and convenient ways. Our mobile clinic doctors can treat you in the convenience of your own home, hotel, or vacation rental, or at our Poipu clinic. Our health care professionals have the ability to travel quickly anywhere on the island of Kauai to provide patients with adequate medical care and treatment. Our medical professionals are happy to treat patients at home, preventing transportation hassles and avoiding crowded waiting rooms.

Our clinic is available daily for walk-in appointments from 8 am to 3 pm. Our board-certified medical staff is prepared to treat a wide range of conditions including allergic reactions, pediatric concerns, illness, sinus infections, and injuries.

What services are offered by Poipu Mobile MD Clinic for house calls?

Urgent medical care at a house call typically includes a physical exam, diagnostic testing or procedures, and medication dispensing as needed. Services frequently available as a mobile house call include treatment for cold/flu, injury care, ear infection diagnosis and treatment, women’s health care (UTI treatment), and many other urgent care services.

What is urgent care?

Urgent care typically includes treatment for medical conditions that do not require immediate hospitalization but pose a significant health risk if left untreated. These include cold/flu, high fever, UTIs, lacerations, ear infections, allergic reactions, skin issues, persistent cough, and many other issues.

What services are offered at the Poipu Mobile MD Clinic?
Poipu Mobile MD Clinic provides a variety of medical services in Poipu, including COVID-19 testing, treatment of urgent care medical needs, physical exams for sports, school, or work, USCIS immigration medical exams, and many more. Our objective is to provide you with high-quality, convenient care with all the medical services we offer. Learn more here.
Do you provide Covid testing? If yes, what type of test, how quickly are results available, how are results reported, and cost for testing?

Yes, we provide the following COVID testing services here in our Poipu walk-in clinic:

  • Rapid antigen testing detecting “N” protein (results available in 15 minutes, $99)
  • Rapid RT-PCR testing (results available same day, $185)

Depending on staff availability, these tests may be available at your residence for an additional fee (see poipumd.com for pricing).

The type/timing of the test depends upon your purpose for testing. For example, for travel to Canada, you would need an RT-PCR Covid test. To travel to Tahiti, you would need a rapid antigen test. Some employers require RT-PCR, while others accept a rapid antigen test.

You are ultimately responsible for determining the type of test and timing, but if you let us know your purpose for testing we would be happy to assist with selecting the proper test. If you know what test you need, you can book an appointment online at poipumd.com or call us at (808) 652-7021.

Do you perform Covid testing for travel to Tahiti (French Polynesia)?

Yes, according to the Tahiti tourism website, our CareStart rapid antigen test meets the criteria for travel to Tahiti/French Polynesia. We perform a rapid antigen test that detects the “N” protein (nucleocapsid antigen) of the Sars-CoV-2 virus as required by French Polynesia.

Results are available in 10 minutes. Per the Tahiti website, the rapid antigen test must be performed less than 48 hours prior to departure.

That being said, the traveler is ultimately responsible for determining the type of test and timing. Requirements can change.

Thank you so much for your inquiry. You can book your “rapid antigen” test online at poipumd.com or call us at (808) 652-7021. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Do you perform Covid testing for travel to Canada?

Yes, we perform a rapid RT-PCR test valid for travel to Canada here in our Poipu office. Results are available the same day. We have been performing this test for Canadian residents returning to Canada since January 2021.

That being said, the traveler is ultimately responsible for determining the type of test and timing. Requirements can change.

Thank you so much for your inquiry. You can book your “rapid RT-PCR” test online at poipumd.com or call us at (808) 652-7021. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Do you perform Covid antibody testing?

Yes. You can book this test online at poipumd.com for $100, but please call us at (808) 652-7021, as there are two types of antibody testing:

  • “spike protein” and “nucleocapsid (N) protein.”

Tell us why you want the test and can help you choose which one to order:

Spike protein antibody test: tells you if you have antibodies after being vaccinated OR if you have been exposed to or infected with the virus that causes Covid-19.

Nucleocapsid protein antibody test: tells you if you have been exposed to or infected with Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. It will not tell you about vaccination status.

Once we determine which test you desire, we will order your test through Clinical Labs of Hawaii where you will go to have your blood drawn. We will email you your results, which are usually available within 48-72 hours. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Does Poipu Mobile MD take insurance?
Our goal is to provide quality care that keeps our patients (and their wallets) healthy. We deliver top-notch urgent care with transparent, affordable prices, seriously short wait times, and hospitable team members.

Because we don’t bill insurance, we can keep our fees very low. And our providers can spend their time treating you, not filing paperwork while you sit in a waiting room. Upon request, we can provide a detailed receipt to non-Medicare patients that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Do I need an appointment to visit Poipu Mobile MD Clinic?

No appointment is necessary. Same-day appointments are available through our online appointment scheduling portal.