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Hawaii Covid Testing - City Health partnership

Old Mar 15, 21, 10:31 am
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Hawaii Covid Testing - City Health partnership

Has anyone tried the Southwest partnership with City Health for Covid-19 Testing for travel to Hawaii? Looking for data points on how long
it takes to get test results. Can you list when, where you took test and how many hours it took to get back?

Book an Appointment (Southwest Travelers) CityHealth (cityhealthuc.com)

If you book thru their link, does it come back in 48hrs? Dilemma: Test sites close before the 72 hr limit so wondering if they really get back within 48 hrs.

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Old Mar 15, 21, 8:33 pm
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Two uses a week apart for 4 people. In each case results arrived by email in 12 hours. Quite a bargain for $20.
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Two uses a week apart for 4 people. In each case results arrived by email in 12 hours. Quite a bargain for $20.
A nasopharyngeal bacchanalia
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Old Mar 18, 21, 11:58 am
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A nasopharyngeal bacchanalia
for a minute I thought you were inferring a single family could share a single swab/test kit...... which could almost.... nope, hard pass!

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Old Mar 19, 21, 6:41 am
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Two uses a week apart for 4 people. In each case results arrived by email in 12 hours. Quite a bargain for $20.
That's great. That would be the Molecular PCR Test for $20, about which they say "Results are projected to take 48 hours from the time a sample is collected."

Thinking to get that test, then try to fall back on a same-day test at SFO if something fails.
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Old Apr 2, 21, 6:18 pm
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MAJOR change in pricing (for the better). About a week ago I booked appointments for my wife and I at the Long Beach location for next Wednesday. Long Beach only offered standard molecular (48 hours) for $20 and Rapid Molecular (1 hour) for $220. Hawaii authorized testing options in OC are very limited and we didn't want the stress of mailing anything, so we sprung for the $220 each. Today I look on the site again and the price has dropped to $20 for the 1hr molecular test!!! The costs are fully refundable if you cancel more than 24 hours in advance, so I canceled both appointments, and rebooked in the exact same timeslots for $20 instead. We've already received our refund emails and the new emails with the replacement appointments. From the looks of the chart, Oakland offers the same 1hr test for $20 as well.

As near as I can tell, this is the same test that Walgreens uses because when you try to make the appointment it says "Abbott Rapid Molecular Test" which appears to be ID NOW (https://www.abbott.com/IDNOW.html). This is great news as I know people have had great success for Walgreens ID NOW as being the easiest option for Hawaii, but no Walgreens anywhere in CA offers ID NOW.
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Old Apr 5, 21, 3:21 am
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How about being able to earn/redeem points for COVID testing?
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Old May 11, 21, 11:01 am
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Booked thru the Southwest link above. Two more data points within a month of each other: 12-13hrs from swab sample for $20.
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Old May 12, 21, 8:41 am
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We experienced 35 hour turnaround at the City Health site for Southwest at Long Beach Airport.
$20 for the processing fee. The US government picks up the rest.

Extensive discussion of Hawaii travel testing at: Destinations/Hawaii/72-Hour Pre-Departure Covid Testing (Experiences Only)
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Old May 12, 21, 8:57 am
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Originally Posted by dlaue View Post
We experienced 35 hour turnaround at the City Health site for Southwest at Long Beach Airport.
$20 for the processing fee.
Most reports have been 12 to 24 hours. Was your test on a Sunday? Or in the evening? If they have to ship the sample to Hayward the SoCal site would be slower, but 24 hours slower is surprising.
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Originally Posted by dlaue View Post
We experienced 35 hour turnaround at the City Health site for Southwest at Long Beach Airport.
$20 for the processing fee.
Most reports have been 12 to 24 hours. Was your test on a Sunday? Or in the evening? If they have to ship the sample to Hayward the SoCal site would be slower, but 24 hours slower is surprising.
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Originally Posted by nsx View Post
Most reports have been 12 to 24 hours. Was your test on a Sunday? Or in the evening? If they have to ship the sample to Hayward the SoCal site would be slower, but 24 hours slower is surprising.
My test was a 10:45 am on a Wednesday for a Saturday flight LGB-HNL.
It was performed at Long Beach Airport by City Health.
Negative results were received at 10:09 pm the following day, Thursday.
QR code from Hawaii Safe Travels was received at 9:08am the next day, Friday.

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Looks like the reported turnaround time just changed:


This would seem to be closer to the data points reported above. A welcome improvement over the 48 Hours. Both still are at $20.
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Old May 20, 21, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by roadman3313 View Post
Looks like the reported turnaround time just changed:


This would seem to be closer to the data points reported above. A welcome improvement over the 48 Hours. Both still are at $20.
Aren't these tests going away soon for fully vaccinated individuals?
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Old May 20, 21, 10:42 am
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The link/website states for confirmed travelers on SWA only. Do they verify this?
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