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Health Care Services in Hawaii

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Health Department of HawaiiThe Health Department[1] of Hawaii is responsible to improve and protect the health and environment of all the people of the state of Hawaii. The Department offers  Appropriate, Affordable and Assured quality medical services to the people of the state. The Health Department works to promote health and well-being of the people, Prevent disease and injury and also promotes healthy lifestyles, strength and integrity of families of Hawaii.

Hospitals in Hawaii


The state of Hawaii is the home of many good hospitals which work efficiently for the improvement of health of the people of the state. Hawaii hospitals are well equipped with all the latest medical facilities. Some of the major hospitals of the Hawaii include:

Pacific Cancer Institute of Maui

Pacific Cancer Institute of Maui

This cancer institute located in the green hills above Central Maui. This institute has the best cancer treatment technology and offers highly-skilled medical professionals.

Contact Details

227 Mahalani Street
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
Phone no: (808)242-2600
Fax: (808)242-2626
Email: MauiInfo@PacificCancerInstitute.com

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Hawaii Pacific Health

Hawaii Pacific Health

It is a not-for-profit health care network of clinics, hospitals, health care providers and physicians is responsible to improve the health and well being of the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Region.

Contact Details

Hawaii Pacific Health
55 Merchant St. Honolulu, HI 96813

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Kau Hospital

Kau Hospital

The hospital was built in the year1971. The services provided by the hospital include Acute Care and Rehabilitation, Long-Term Care, Emergency Department, End-of-Life Care, Rural Health Clinic, Laboratory, X-Ray and Outpatient Treatment.

Contact Details

1 Kamani Street
Pahala, Hawaii 96777
Phone no: (808) 932-4200
Fax: (808) 928-8980

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Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children

For more than a decade, this hospital has given exceptional care to women and children of Hawaii. Some special services provided by the hospital are Intensive care for infants and children, Air transport, 24-hour emergency pediatric care, High-risk perinatal care, Maternal-fetal medicine and some Women’s health services.

Contact Details

1319 Punahou Street Honolulu, HI 96826
Phone no: (808) 983-6000

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Medicaid in Hawaii

Medicaid in HawaiiThe Medicare[2] program is a basic health care program of America for the people who are 65 and above years old regardless of their income. And for those who qualify for Social Security benefits and some people who are not 65 but are underprivileged. This program also gives medical facilities for low-income pregnant women and their children. The services provided by them are:

  • Hospital Insurance which helps the patients in paying for inpatient hospital care and certain follow-up services.
  • Medical Supplemental Insurance is responsible to pay for outpatient hospital care, doctors’ services, and other medical services.
  • Medicare Advantage provides private HMO Medicare service plans.
  • The patients also get prescription drug Benefits.
To know more about Medicaid in Hawaii Click here.

Blood banks in Hawaii


Blood Bank of Hawaii is a non-profit organization that gives blood and blood product services to 17 civilian hospitals throughout the state. Blood in Hawaii is collected in two centers which are Young Street Donor Center and Dillingham Donor Center. Hawaii blood bank is also on the move daily organizing mobile collection sites within with the organizations, companies and community centers.

Contact Details


Young Street Donor Center
1907 Young St
Honolulu, HI 96826
Phone no: (808) 845-9966
Day and Time
Tuesday: 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday to Saturday: 6:30 am – 2:00 pm

Dillingham Donor Center
2043 Dillingham Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone no (808) 845-9966
Day and Time
Monday to Wednesday, Friday: 6:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 6:30 am – 2:30 pm

Hawaii Lions Eye Bank and Makana Foundation


The Hawaii Lions Eye Bank and Makana Foundation is a collaboration of two non-profit organizations which Hawaii Lions Eye Bank and Makana Foundationhad some common basic goals such as to serve the community and the people of Hawaii. In order to preserve the spirit of both organizations both the missions have been maintained.  The eye bank works for sight restoration through the following steps:

  • By providing the community with quality ocular tissue for transplantation.
  • By offering non-surgical ocular tissue to bona fide research institutions so that blindness can be prevented.
  • By maintaining the principles of Lionism.
  • By maintaining and establishing a donor registry in Hawaii.
  • By promoting the donation process, and also explaining how one can become a donor, and what the donated eyes, tissues, or organs can be used for so that the people of Hawaii can take an informed decision while donating.

Contact Details


405 N. Kuakini St, Suite 801
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone no: 808-536-7416

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Hawaii Health care Programs


The Health Department of Hawaii has taken up several health care programs to improve the health system of the people of Hawaii. Some of the Health care programs of Hawaii include:

Hawaii Health care Programs


Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program

This program was started in the year 1993 to give breast and cervical cancer screening services to the people of the state under the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP).

To know more about Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program Click here.

Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children

It is federally funded program that provides the people of Hawaii with nutrition education, nourishing supplemental foods, and health and social service referrals and breastfeeding promotion.

To know more about Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Click here.

Tuberculosis Control Program

This program works in reduction of the incidence of tuberculosis in Hawaii by offering detection, effective prevention, educational services and treatment.

To know more about Tuberculosis Control Program Click here.

Asthma Control Program

It is a cooperative grant between several states and provinces and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The State under the CDC cooperative agreement has been funded since 2002 on three content partnerships, surveillance, and interventions.

To know more about Asthma Control Program Click here.


Health Statistics and Vital Records of Hawaii


The Department of Health of Hawaii regularly maintains records[3] about births, deaths and family formation that occur in the state. This information is shared to the public only on request and it is published by the Department and other agencies annually.

  • Total number of births: 18556 (As of March 2, 2015)
  • Total number of deaths: 10867 (As of March 2, 2015)
  • Infant Mortality rate in 2010[4]: 5.8

Top 10 leading Causes of Death[5] in Hawaii
  • Diseases of the Heart
  • Malignant Neoplasms
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases
  • Influenza/Pneumonia
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Nephritis, Nephrotic Synrome & Nephrosis
  • Suicide
  • Chronic Liver Disease & Cirrhosis

References:
  1. Hawaii Health department
  2. Medicaid ih Hawaii
  3. Hawaii Vital Records
  4. Infant Mortality Rate
  5. Leading Causes of Death in Hawaii

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