|Molokai General Hospital’s Outpatient Clinic is committed to providing quality health care services to the people of Molokai. Our goal is to ensure that patients receive the highest quality of care in a safe and nurturing environment.
Schedule An Appointment – Call (808) 553-3121
Questions & Answers
Q: How do I establish care with the Outpatient Clinic?
A: You will need to complete a Patient Release of Medical Records Form. This form will request your medical records from your previous physician to be sent to the Outpatient Clinic. Once your medical records are received, the physician you are choosing to see will review your records. A clinic staff will then call you to schedule an appointment to establish care. Please note that the physician may choose to refer you to another clinic/facility if your health care needs may be more appropriate at a different clinic/facility.
Q: How do I make an appointment to see a specialist?
A: Most specialist require a referral from your Primary Care Physician (PCP). They will provide the specialist with information regarding your diagnosis and also arrange insurance authorizations that may be required.
Q: When can I get the Shingles vaccine (Zostavax)?
A: Most insurances will provide this benefit to patients over 60 years of age. If you have a Medicare Part D plan, your physician will need to call the prescription in to the pharmacy. You will be required to pick up the vaccine and bring it to your physician’s office to administer the shot to you.
Q: Do I have to pay my co-payment in order to be seen?
A: No. Care will be provided to you with or without a co-payment. We do appreciate co-payments made on the day of service as this will help to decrease organizational costs in processing your statements as well as complete your payment obligations.
Q: Is there a penalty or fee for missed or cancelled appointments?
A: No. We appreciate calls to cancel or reschedule appointments at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointments or as soon as you can. This will allow us to accommodate other patients needing to be seen.
Q: What do I need to do to transfer my medical records to a different doctor’s office?
A: A Patient Request for Medical Records Form must be completed. The medical records will be sent to the requested office via fax or mail.
Q: What do I need to do to request copies of my medical records?
A: Fill out this form; a request by phone, by mail or in person will be accepted. A verification process to identify that you are the correct person may be required for some form of requests. Personal copies will be charged copying fees. Copies requested by another physician or facility involved in your care will be sent free of charge.
Patient Navigation (Kukui Ahi)
The Kukui Ahi Patient Navigation Program began in 2006 as a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Cancer Demonstration Project. The goal of the project was to determine the effectiveness of patient navigation services with cancer screenings. Cancer patient navigators help patients, families and their caregivers navigate through the health care system and overcome barriers that may delay screening, diagnosis and treatment. They assist with finding and getting access to valuable resources, support services and financial assistance that patients often need. Most importantly, they assist with coordination of air and ground transportation and lodging for patients requiring services and treatment on the outer islands. Patient navigation services are tailored to the individual patient’s needs and provides culturally sensitive care. Patient navigators work collaboratively with multiple health care providers to promote communication and relationships with the patients. They also work closely with community organizations such as Molokai Cancer Fund, Cancer Care, Pacific Cancer Foundation, Senior Aging Services and American Cancer Society to provide patients with valuable resources (nutritional supplements, financial aide, home care assistance, respite care, wigs, turbans, prosthetic bras, Look Good, Feel Better programs, etc.) Navigators also play a big role in coordination of The Queen’s Medical Center Survivorship Program and Cancer Support Groups. Our services have expanded to navigate patients with chronic and multiple diseases, emergency department assistance and follow-up as well as high-risk pregnancies. Please call or stop by our office to get more information on how we can assist you and your ohana!