COVID-19

Welcome to Kalihi-Palama Health Center’s Covid-19 Page

If you have questions regarding Covid-19 or if you are feeling sick with fever, cough or difficulty breathing, please call before coming in to the clinic. Call your usual clinic site or call 848-1438 and press 7 to be connected to a nurse who will answer your Covid-19 questions.

Kalihi-Palama Health Center is committed to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community. 

Our current Covid-19 control and care measures are

  • We have a dedicated nurse line for your Covid-19 questions. Call 848-1438 and press 7 at the prompt to speak to a nurse
  • We have screeners at the entrances to our main clinical sites at 915 N. King St, 952 N. King St, 710 N. King St and at our Downtown facility at 89 S. King St. All patients presenting with cough will be given a face mask to wear in the clinic at all times and all patients with fever or cough or difficulty breathing who have recently traveled outside of Hawai’i or have been exposed to someone with Covid-19 will be asked to go to our outside screening facility at our 915 N. King St. location.
  • We have reduced seating in our waiting areas and ask that only patients with appointments or who are sick enter the clinic. One adult may accompany minors. Adults with appointments are asked to not bring their children into the clinic unless there is no one to supervise them.
  •  We have temporarily reduced our optometry services and have postponed dental cleanings, dietary appointments and group clinics such as our diabetes and memory clinics. All annual physicals, well-child exams and school physicals for patients over 15 months of age are being postponed until June or later. Patients with chronic illnesses whose care cannot be safely deferred until then will still be seen.
  • We are increasing the frequency of daily cleanings in our facilities
  • Any staff who have recently traveled or who have sick family members who are under investigation for COVID-19 are not allowed to work until they have completed the expected quarantine period
  • any staff who are sick with fever or respiratory symptoms are not allowed to work until they are well.
  • We have cancelled our larger staff meetings and have cancelled all work-related travel.
  • We are expanding our capacity for telemedicine. Please call ahead to see if your appointment may be managed safely by video or over the phone
   
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