Ko‘olauloa Community Health and Wellness Center (KCHWC), a private, non-profit, community-based Federally Qualified Health Center, was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in October 2003. Prior to that, community members met for years discussing the needs and the lack of primary care services in the Ko’olauloa area. KCHWC opened its doors to patients on November 1, 2004.
KCHWC provides acute care (injuries, infections, etc.), chronic care (management of high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, etc.), physical exams (school, sports, work, women’s annual including pap, well baby and child care, etc.), immunizations, family planning (brochures, classes, contraceptives, STD screening, etc.), minor surgery (lacerations, skin biopsies, draining boils, etc.), mental health counseling, podiatry (foot care), Native Hawaiian Healing, home visits, case management, and eligibility/outreach services. Oral health (dental), nutrition, and substance abuse services will be offered in the near future.
Special Populations/Health Issues
Target populations include the poor, underinsured, uninsured, homeless, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, immigrants, agricultural workers, youth and the elderly. Native Hawaiians have the poorest heath statistics compared to other ethnic groups including the highest death rates of all, high disability rates secondary to stroke and cerebro-vascular conditions, high rates of hypertension, twice the obesity rates, the highest cancer mortality rates, extremely high rates of diabetes – more than 5 times more than non-Hawaiians between 19-35 years old. Other health concerns include obesity, diabetes, asthma, poor dental health, drug abuse, inadequate prenatal care and teen births.
Mailing Address (for both sites)
P.O. Box 395
Kahuku, HI 96731
Phone: (808) 293-9216
Fax: (808) 293-1171
56-565 Kamehameha Highway
Kahuku, HI 96731
54-316 Kamehameha Highway
Hau‘ula, HI 96717
Executive Director: Charles G. Braden, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer: Uyanga Batzogs
Medical Director: Miriam Chang. MD
My name is Hyimeen Akiona and reside in Wai'anae. Ho'omau Ke Ola is culturally appropriate for our people. To include residential or intensive out patient treatment. They also have a therapeutic living program. Admin is located directly accross Waianae Mc Donalds. Ph: 808 696-4266. Most importantly, our people will know who they are, where they come from and formulate where they will go in life.
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