N.H. Community Hospital announces walk-in clinic hours

North Hawaii Community Hospital’s (NHCH) Kaheleaulani, a Native Hawaiian health program, and Adult and Family Medicine Clinic announce that their new walk-in clinic hours are now in effect on every Friday afternoon from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The clinics are within the hospital at 67-1125 Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea.

“We are excited to offer patients the opportunity to receive primary care services Friday afternoons without an appointment,” says Dr. Leinaala Crawford, medical director and primary care physician for Kaheleaulani and Adult and Family Medicine at NHCH. “Our new Friday afternoon walk-in clinics are designed to offer patients more convenience, especially for those who feel like they are getting sick before the weekend.”

NHCH’s Kaheleaulani and Adult and Family Medicine walk-in clinics provide primary care services, vaccinations, wellness services and physicals.

Kaheleaulani, formerly known as the Native Hawaiian Health Clinic, opened in September 2011 and is accepting patients with a target population of Native Hawaiians of all ages, non-Hawaiians who are married to a Native Hawaiian or are a life partner of a Native Hawaiian, non-Hawaiians who are widowed and whose spouse was a Native Hawaiian, and non-Hawaiians who are divorced or separated from a Native Hawaiian and have Native Hawaiian children.

Adult and Family Medicine, opened in March 2012, is also accepting patients and offers primary care services to those 13 years old and older. For more information about Kaheleaulani or Adult and Family Medicine, please call 881-4843.

NHCH is a rural 33-bed acute care hospital which opened in May 1996 and cares for Hawaii Island residents and visitors. NHCH offers an extensive set of hospital services that are centered on patient needs. Visit www.nhch.com for more information.


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