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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.

Number of Patients22,233
Medical Patients15,824
Dental Patients7,785
Behavioral Health 1,031
Vision2,042
Enabling Services8,242
WIC (Participants)4,937
Homeless1,449
Housing Assistance (Households)926

KPHC serves more than 21,000 patients annually. KPHC’s satellite facility, KPHC Downtown Family Medical and Dental HealthL 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 the 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.

It is also is one of the four Patient-Centered Health Care Home pilot programs in Hawaii. KPHC has registered excellent results in addressing childhood obesity and in managing chronic diseases.

Kalihi-Palama Health Center is a deemed federal Public Health Service employee.

Patient Visits

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

Kalihi Palama Health Center – General Booklet(2018)

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