New Grant Helps Haleiwa Keiki

MidWeek Islander (Central Oahu) - - News - By MELISSA MONIZ

Waikiki Health Cen­ter can now ex­pand the reach of its pe­di­atric health ser­vices to the North Shore, thanks to a $24,000 grant from the Pub­lic Health Fund of the Cham­ber of Com­merce of Hawaii.

The grant en­ables WHC to care for pe­di­atric pa­tients at its Ho‘ola­like satel­lite clinic in Haleiwa. The grant tar­gets med­i­cally un­der-served Na­tive Hawai­ian chil­dren and pro­vides care to runaways and home­less youths. Its ser­vices in­clude well-child check­ups, pre­ven­ta­tive care, treat­ment of child­hood ill­nesses, im­mu­niza­tions and phys­i­cal ex­ams.

“We es­ti­mate that it will start some­time in Fe­bru­ary, but we don’t have an ex­act date,” said Sheila Beck­ham, WHC ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor.“It’s a mat­ter of howto co­or­di­nate the days with our pe­di­a­tri­cian, Dr. Lisa Kahik­ina.”

Kahik­ina is on staff at the health cen­ter as its pri­mary pe­di­a­tri­cian.

The Ho‘ola­like clinic op­er­ates out of Lil­i­uokalani Protes­tant Church on Kame­hameha High­way. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 9224787 or 284-5212.

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