Molokai Community Health Center will expand its mobile health services in order to better serve the residents of the island's eastern side, officials from the only federally-qualified health center on Molokai announced recently.
You can take a virtual tour by clicking through the slideshow. The Mana Mobile Medical Clinic is equipped with a single exam room, a vaccine refrigerator, a blood drawing station, and integration of live electronic medical records. The clinic is usually operated by one primary care provider, or registered nurse with support staff.
Officials with the health centre told Pacific Business News via email that existing staff were scheduled and distributed accordingly. 'MCHC currently has an opening for a family doctor or nurse practitioner who is passionate about serving the Native Hawaiian Community and has rural health experience.
In recognition of World Immunization week, the clinic will provide services at the Maunaloa Community Center from 9 am to 3 pm on April 24, and at the Kilohana Recreational Center April 27. Officials encourage appointments by calling 808-553-5038. However, walk-ins will be accepted.
Mobile services include health screenings and education, as well as acute and chronic disease management.
The clinic was introduced in the summer of last year to provide telehealth services to residents of rural areas, as well as older adults who have mobility issues.
Helen Kekalia said, in an October interview with PBN, that she was proud of her organization's ability to provide comprehensive services for the entire community. 'MCHC's work has been shared outside the Molokai Community and we're excited to continue collaborating with partners in order to create a healthier Hawaii.'
Officials said that AlohaCare, the County of Maui and County of Maui were some of the key partners who helped make it possible for the Mana Mobile Medical Clinic.
Officials stated that the cost of the Mana Mobile Medical Clinic is approximately $180,000. This was made possible in part by an anonymous donor, working with AlohaCare and the Hawaii Community Foundation.