Kalihi-Palama Health Center (KPHC) is an independent, 501 (c) (3) non-profit, organization that plays a crucial role in the Kalihi-Palama community as a provider of health and social services to patients who typically face significant barriers when accessing health care. KPHC is located in the heart of Kalihi-Palama; an urban, inner-city community that is home to over 63,000 residents, many of whom are poor Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Island ethnic minorities.

KPHC opened doors in 1975 in response to community concerns regarding the health and social needs of low-income Native Hawaiians and a growing Asian and Pacific Island immigrant population. KPHC continues to deliver quality care to New Americans and their extended families. Delivering quality care with linguistic and cultural proficiency is KPHC’s distinguishing competency.

KPHC’s satellite facility, KPHC Downtown Family Medical and Dental Health Center earned the 2009 UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Community Healthcare Improvement Award. KPHC has achieved the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Level III recognition at 3 sites. In addition KPHC earned re-Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF). Innovations include a partnership with National Kidney Foundation Hawaii to fight chronic kidney disease and a partnership with the Department of Health for Living Well project – an initiative to integrate Behavioral Health and Physical Health care.


Number of Patients22,233
Medical Patients15,824
Dental Patients7,785
Behavioral Health1,031
Vision2,042
Enabling Services8,242
WIC (Participants)4,937
Homeless1,449
Housing Assistance (Households)926

Patient Visits

Medical Visits54,850
Dental Visits17,772
Behavioral Health Visits5,748
Enabling Service Visits35,234
Optometry Visits2,630

Main Patient Ethnicity

Patient Income Status KPHC
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