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Primary Care Clinics
Primary Care Clinics: Primary care clinics are community health centers that offer a variety of health and social services to Hawai'i's underinsured and uninsured populations. Thirteen health centers form the Hawai'i Primary Care Association (HPCA). Six of these centers are located on O'ahu, three are on the island of Hawai'i, two on Maui, and the islands of Kaua'i and Moloka'i each have one center.

Total Visits: During the periods 1995-1996 and 1998-1999, total visits statewide remained fairly consistent. Since 1999, total visits have increased significantly in Honolulu County. Four community health centers have opened since 2002: Kaua'i Community Health Center, Moloka'i Community Health Center, West Hawai'i Community Health Center and the Community Health and Wellness Center (Ko'olau Loa).

Service to Uninsured: According to HPCA, approximately one-third of community health center patients are uninsured although the number fluctuated between 1996 and 2004. While the percent of insured visits has increased in all counties since 2002, the percent uninsured remains high. In 2007, Maui County had the highest rate at 47.5 percent while Kaua'i Community Health Center had the second highest rate of uninsured users at 39.4 percent. Hawai'i County's rate was the lowest at 22.8 percent.

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Source: Hawai`i Primary Care Association, Records.
Note: FY - Fiscal year; CY - Calendar year.
Source: Hawai`i Primary Care Association, Records.
Note: FY - Fiscal year; CY - Calendar year.
Source: Hawai`i Primary Care Association, Records.
Note: FY - Fiscal year; CY - Calendar year.