Kihei-Wailea Medical Center Offers Free Medical Screening ClinicMay 19, 2011, 7:44 AM HST · Updated May 19, 5:04 PM 0 Comments
By Katie McMillan
The Kihei-Wailea Medical Center will open its doors to the public on Saturday, June 11, for a free medical screening clinic. Designed to assist those without medical insurance, the clinic will feature a range of diagnostic services throughout the day—free of charge. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the center will host its second medical screening clinic next month in a partnership with Clinical Laboratories of Hawai‘i, Maui Diagnostic Imaging (MDI) and Safeway Pharmacy. Open to residents of all ages and health conditions, clinic participants do not need to be current or former patients of Kihei-Wailea Medical Center; however, clinic organizers encourage all attendees to bring any current medications, medical records (if available) and a valid photo ID.
An all-volunteer staff will check uninsured patients for medical conditions that may have previously been undiagnosed, and identify those who may benefit from care. Participants in the clinic include Dr. Marcus Griffin (Internal Medicine), Dr. Gayland Yee (Family Practice), Physician Assistant Sarah Yeskel, and nurses and administrative staff from Kihei-Wailea Medical Center. They will perform a variety of screening procedures, such as monitoring blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol levels, and testing for diabetes and other conditions. “Our goal is to identify people at risk for certain diseases or within certain disease states,” said Dr. Griffin. “It’s our way of giving back to the community.”
While the free medical screening clinic will take place during normal business hours, Dr. Griffin says the center will service its regular patients. Clinic participants will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis, and will receive follow-up instructions and recommendations, in addition to available samples and resources, if applicable.
“Last year’s clinic was a major success [and] we received such a positive response,” said Dr. Griffin. “Our employees wanted to do it again—we had fun last year, and I know this year will be the same.”
Kihei-Wailea Medical Center, the largest private clinic on Maui, is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The center is located at 221 Pi‘ikea Ave., #A, within the Pi‘ilani Village Shopping Center in Kihei. For more information, contact Joel Krause at (808) 874-8100 or visit www.kiheiwaileamedicalcenter.com.
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