The Hamakua-Kohala Health Team Cares About You.

Our mission is to promote health and wellness and help our community live good, long lives. So we’re working hard to expand the availability of quality health care in Hamakua and Kohala.

Honoka’a Clinic Health Providers, Hamakua:


Kapa’au Clinic Health Providers, Kohala:


The Amazing Tooth Bus, Kapa’au, Kohala:


What We Do

Internists are sometimes called the “doctor’s doctor,” because they often help other doctors solve puzzling diagnostic problems

A Nurse Practitioner is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) who has additional education and more responsibilities for administering patient care than a Registered Nurse. They can prescribe medication, examine patients, diagnose illnesses, and provide treatment, much like physicians do. In fact, Nurse Practioners can provide 80-90% of the care that primary care physicians offer, according to a Kaiser Family foundation study.

Physician Assistants (PA) are health care providers who are educated at medical schools and are trained to diagnose and treat illnesses, as well as provide preventative care in partnership with a physician supervisor. The “C” in PA-C indicates that a Physician’s Assistant is certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician’s Assistants. This certification requires 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years, along with passing a national re-certification exam every six years to maintain that very important “C”.

As members of health care teams, Physician’s Assistants take medical histories, examine and treat patients, make diagnoses, prescribe medications, order and interpret lab work and imaging, refer to specialists, counsel patients and perform minor procedures.