Chapter 30 – Health Care
There are plentiful health care options in Maui. Whether you’ve got serious health issues, or just want to know there’s a good doctor around when you need one, there are many ways to manage your personal care and wellbeing here. In this chapter you can learn more about the major health organizations in the region and the facilities that comprise them, as well as a few of the additional facilities located on nearby Hawaiian islands, just a short plane ride away.
Maui Memorial Medical Center
This historic medical center, the largest and most well known on the island, has come a long way since it was first opened in 1884. Today the full-service hospital and health center is bustling with over 1,400 employees, including over 200 attending physicians, providing patients a full range of routine and specialized medical needs. The Center is the largest acute care facility within the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, which oversees hospitals throughout Hawaii. Just to name some of their offerings, services at Maui Memorial include 24-hour emergency care, surgery, maternity, radiology, pediatrics and cardiac care.
The hospital has expanded rapidly since its initial opening, especially in recent years, growing physically as well as expanding its range of specialty services. In 2006, the center completed its 75,000 square-foot Kahului Tower, with its Occupational Therapy Department and associated gym, and a new Ambulatory Care Center with two full-equipped endoscopy suites. In 2007, the hospital opened its Heart, Brain and Vascular Center and in 2011, they significantly expanded the cardiovascular services available to patients.
The Maui Memorial network also includes two smaller hospitals, outlined below.
Maui Memorial Medical Center
221 Mahalani Street
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
Operated under the Maui Memorial healthcare umbrella, Kula Hospital and Clinic is an acute care facility with a 24-hour emergency services department, as well as outpatient laboratory and x-ray services. The associated Kula Clinic offers a range of outpatient services, including a notable array of alternative medicines options, including acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
100 Keokea Place
Kula, HI 96790
Lanai Community Hospital
Maui Memorial also runs the Lanai Community Hospital the only hospital on the nearby island of Lanai. This smaller facility employs nearly 50 individuals and provides, like its Kula counterpart, a 24-hour emergency room, as well as x-ray and laboratory services.
628 7th Street
Lanai City, HI 96763
Maui Medical Group
A conglomeration of nearly 300 employees with a variety of specialties, Maui Medical Group is a major health center comprised of four individual clinics, including urgent care, at four locations on the island: Kihei, Wailuku, Lahaina and Pukalani. The group provides general practice medicine and pediatrics, as well as has departments in neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, podiatry, orthopedic surgery, dermatology and additional specialties. The location of your appointment may depend on the reason for the visit, as certain physicians and specialty departments only run out of certain clinic locations, as detailed on the group’s website.
In addition, the group runs a Sleep Center at its Wailuku location, where they evaluate and treat sleep issues such sleep apnea, insomnia and snoring.
The clinics have flexible hours to accommodate patients’ work schedules, including evening and weekend hours at most locations.
2349 South Kihei Road, Unit 2
Kihei, HI 96753
2180 Main Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
130 Prison Street
Lahaina, HI 96761
55 Pukalani Street
West Maui Hospital and Medical Center
If all goes according to plan, the Maui area will soon have another state-of-the-art medical facility and hospital. Construction on the West Maui Hospital and Medical Center is currently slated to begin in 2015.
Located on nearly 15 acres in Kaanapali, the facility, which will be fun by the Newport Hospital Corporation, will include a critical access hospital with full range emergency services, 16 surgical beds, and an onsite laboratory and pharmacy. Plans for the medical center as a whole also include a 40-unit assisted living facility, a 25,000 square foot medical office building (attached to the hospital) and, eventually, developers hope to build a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility on site. The center is meant to serve the growing population in West Maui, estimated as reaching more than 80,000 people in 2013.
Nearby facilities in Honolulu
The Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu
From Maui, Hawaii’s state capital and most populous city, Honolulu, is a mere 40-minute plane ride away. The city provides more extensive medical options, should the need arise, including The Queen’s Medical Center, the largest private hospital in Hawaii. The non-profit hospital is a 505-bed facility with over 3,000 employees, and offers an incredibly thorough range of services for all medical needs.
Straub Clinic & Hospital
Also located in Honolulu, the 159-bed Straub Clinic & Hospital, operated by the Hawaii Pacific Health healthcare system, offers a wide range of emergency and other care, as well as provides a network of neighborhood clinics and a visiting doctor program. Straub is home to the Pacific Region’s only multi-disciplinary burn treatment center.
The VA Pacific Islands Health Care system provides healthcare options for veterans throughout Hawaii. On Maui, they run an outpatient clinic in Kahului open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Veterans wishing to enroll in the program are invited to call the office or visit during operating hours.
203 Ho’ohana Street, Suite 303
Kahului, HI 96732
In addition to the options listed above, there are several other urgent care clinics in Maui. Listed below are a few of the facilities.
Urgent Care Maui
1325 S. Kihei Road
Kihei, HI, 96753
Lahaina Gateway Shopping Center
305 Keawe Street
Lahaina, HI 96761
Walk-In Medical Clinic
30 North Church Street,
Wailuki, HI 96793
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