Kapolei, HI—On Monday, Aug. 8, Urgent Care Hawaii will open its newest center at 890 Kamokila Boulevard (near Wakea Street), offering a level of care that is currently only available to Kapolei residents in hospital emergency rooms.
The Kapolei center is the second Urgent Care Hawaii location to open in as many months: The Kailua location opened in early July at 660 Kailua Road near Kuulei Road.
Urgent Care Hawaii’s Kapolei and Kailua centers provide treatment in and out as quickly and comfortably as possible, allowing those with critical, life-threatening health crises faster access to local emergency rooms.
Dr. Nathan Miller and Rosalina Della, advanced nurse practitioner, treat common, non-life threatening health problems, injuries and illnesses, as well as patients with acute medical issues who would otherwise visit emergency rooms in Kapolei; no appointments are necessary for this urgent medical care. Chelsie Agdinaoay serves as the lead medical assistant.
“Our Kapolei center will be equipped and staffed to care for individuals who would have previously been seen in an emergency room because other urgent-care facilities on the Ewa Plain do not have our capabilities,” explains Dr. Miller, who has over four years of urgent and primary-care medical experience in Hawaii.
Services that are available on-site in Kapolei include administration of oxygen, intravenous fluids, medications and vaccines, and minor procedures such as splinting and sutures. Urgent Care Hawaii centers conduct simple laboratory tests and are equipped with portable defibrillators.
The Kapolei center is currently open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It will expand its hours of operation to weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends starting in September.
The phone number for Urgent Care Hawaii’s four centers, including the newest in Kapolei, is 456.2273.
An open house for the public will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free blood pressure and BMI screenings will be offered, in addition to games and prize giveaways.
Urgent Care Hawaii welcomes the opportunity to serve the community at health fairs, farmers’ markets and other events, as well as through providing health education or health-career education at area schools. The Kapolei center invites area organizations in need of first aid stations at their events to call for more information.
The Pearl City location, for example, regularly provides blood pressure readings and health information at the Pearl City Foundation’s Momilani farmers’ market in conjunction with the State of Hawaii Public Health Nurses.
Urgent Care Hawaii accepts all major types of health insurance, including Medicare, QUEST and TRICARE. It also offers a self-pay rate for those without health insurance.
In addition to the Kapolei and Kailua locations, other Urgent Care Hawaii centers are in Pearl City at 1245 Kuala Street and Waikiki at 1860 Ala Moana Boulevard.