a federally qualified health center
Hāmākua-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.
Hāmākua-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 most significant impact on population health.
Hāmākua-Kohala Health is Nationally Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by The National Committee for Quality Assurance. PCMH is a model of care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into “What patients want it to be.”
Hāmākua-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 Hāmākua Coast, Laupāhoehoe, Waimea, and in Kapa’au, on the Kohala Coast. As a community-owned non-profit organization, our board of directors is comprised of representatives from the community.
2022 Hāmākua-Kohala Health Community Health Needs Assessment: Overview of the health needs in HKH’s health care delivery service area, consisting of seventeen (17) Zip Code Tabulation Areas (ZTCAs) along the Hāmākua and Kohala coastlines in the County and State of Hawaii also known as Big Island. HKH Needs Assessment 2022