Hamakua-Kohala Health serves the Big Island of Hawai’i by providing accessible, affordable, quality health care and educational services with an emphasis on individual and community wellness. Our locations include health centers in Honoka’a on the Hamakua Coast, and in Kapa’au, in North Kohala. As a community owned non-profit organization, our board of directors is comprised of representatives from the community.


Hamakua-Kohala Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and receives funds from the US Federal Government, Bureau of Primary Health Care. With this funding comes a commitment to provide comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care to medically under-served communities and vulnerable populations. This includes all people who face barriers in accessing services because of poverty, language or cultural differences or an insufficient number of health professionals or resources in the area.

Hamakua-Kohala Health is held to rigorous performance and accountability standards including administrative, clinical and financial operations. We must measure the effectiveness and quality of our services and continuously evolve our programs to achieve the greatest impact on population health.

This health center receives funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

Hamakua-Kohala Health  is deemed a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Facility and a Nationally Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by The National Committee for Quality Assurance. A PCMH is a model of care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into “what patients want it to be.”