Focused On Providing Quality Care

ROBERT WALKER, clinic manager for The Queen’s Health Care Centers – Kāhala

In today’s hectic world, health care options can be difficult to understand and health care systems can be difficult to navigate, which is especially true in these trying times of the coronavirus. Even amid this pandemic, The Queen’s Health Systems has remained focused on its mission to provide quality care to Native Hawaiians and all the people of Hawai‘i by opening primary care and urgent care clinics in Kāhala.

We launched Queen’s Island Urgent Care (QIUC) in August 2020 and The Queen’s Health Care Centers – Kāhala (QHCC Kāhala) three months later as part of our growth in primary care services in the community. The old American Savings Bank building was beautifully renovated to house a primary care clinic, physical therapy and an urgent care clinic with an on-site X-ray located in what used to be the bank’s vault. Clinics are state of the art with our team focusing on both urgent and wellness care for patients of all ages from keiki to kūpuna.

The team at The Queen’s Health Care Centers – Kāhala is ready to meet the primary care and urgent care needs of the East O‘ahu community. Photo courtesy The Queen’s Health Systems

QIUC providers are trained in emergency and primary care medicine, and see walk-ins with minor injuries or illnesses. The physical therapy team helps patients preserve mobility, which is essential to maintaining good health. The providers at QHCC Kāhala utilize a team-based care model with the core team consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners and medical assistants. Their

extended care team is comprised of nurse care coordinators, pharmacists, psychologists and dietitians, as well as other resources from the Queen’s Clinically Integrated Physician Network. The core and extended care teams work together to help connect patients with the right resources at the right time. The teams provide resources and education that empower patients to maximize both their emotional and physical well-being.

QHCC Kāhala is located at 1215 Hunakai St. Call 691-8200 to schedule an appointment. Providers are taking new patients of all ages.

QIUC, also located at 1215 Hunakai St., is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Call 735-0007.