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Emergency Services

Proudly serving the North Shore of Oahu

If you’re experiencing a life-threatening emergency please call 911

 

When every minute counts, you need expert care as soon as possible and as close as possible.  Kahuku Medical Center’s Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day to serve you in your greatest moments of need.  Our team of board-certified emergency medicine doctors, nurses and care team staff are specially trained in emergency services and life-saving interventions.  

 

The Emergency Department is located at the front of the hospital.  There is ample, free parking close to the building.  If you or your loved one requires assistance getting from your vehicle to the building, a staff member is always available to transport a patient by wheelchair.  From the moment you walk in the doors you can rest assured that you’ll receive compassionate, high-quality care from our team of skilled providers. 

 

 

Click here to learn more about our incredible HEPA physicians.

Stroke Telemedicine 

Every 40 seconds someone in the US has a stroke and every 4 minutes someone dies of a stroke.  It’s a leading cause of devastating disability and death.  A stroke, or brain attack, occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is interrupted.  This can happen as the result of a broken blood vessel or a blockage from a blood clot.  An average of 2 million brain cells die every 60 seconds during a stroke.  Every minute of time saved in seeking emergency help could make the difference between life and death.  We are proud to provide the North Shore community with this life-saving telemedicine service .  

 

Telestroke utilizes videoconferencing technology to connect KMC’s emergency doctors with experts at The Queen’s Health Systems.  This allows for an immediate assessment while saving invaluable time on transport.  Telestroke programs have saved thousands of lives to date.  

Learn the important warning signs of a stroke here:

F

Face Drooping

DOES ONE SIDE OF THE FACE DROOP OR IS IT NUMB? 

Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?

A

Arm Weakness

IS ONE ARM WEAK OR NUMB? 

Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

S

Slurred Speech

IS SPEECH SLURRED? 

Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue."

T

Time to Call 911

If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital immediately. 

 

Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared.

Face Drooping

DOES ONE SIDE OF THE FACE DROOP OR IS IT NUMB? 

Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?

(808) 293-9221 |  56-117 Pualalea Street  Kahuku, Hawaii 96731

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