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We’re on this Journey Together: Awareness and Support are Key

The goal of Hamakua-Kohala Health is to serve the total healthcare needs of each patient. In addition to your physical health, we recognize that your mental and emotional state can also enhance or hinder your treatment and recovery.

Hamakua-Kohala Health providers collaborate to provide whole-person oriented healthcare services and education and offer integrated treatment for tobacco and e-smoking device control and prevention, behavioral health and substance abuse concerns:

Kathyrn Akioka and Kai Gacayan are Hamakua-Kohala Health’s Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists and provide ongoing counseling and support and offer:

FREE nicotine replacement items such as:

  • Patches
  • Gum
  • Lozenges
  • Non-Nicotine Chantix – Some restrictions apply

Did you know?

  • Smoking kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders and suicides combined – and thousands more die from other tobacco-related causes – such as fires caused by smoking
  • About 25% of Hawai’i high school students use e-smoking devices. Tobacco and e-smoking device use is started and established primarily during adolescence
  • Nearly nine out of 10 cigarette smokers first tried smoking by age 18

The Tobacco Cessation program is available to everyone in our community (18+) and the participant does NOT need to be a patient of Hamakua-Kohala Health to receive services and nicotine replacement therapy items or Chantix. Please call Kathyrn or Kai directly at 808-937-9979, for appointments at either Honoka’a  or Kohala clinics.

We provide comprehensive primary and preventative healthcare regardless of ability to pay or health insurance status.


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