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Schatz: Hawai‘i Health Centers Set To Receive More Than $7 Million To Expand Health Care Access To More People, Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

Funding Will Help Build New Health Care Facilities, Purchase Medical Equipment, Telehealth Technology

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that 12 health centers across Hawai‘i will receive $7,423,032 to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, expand and improve health care facilities, and provide health care to more people.

“We are still fighting this pandemic, so this new funding will be a big help. It will update and expand health centers across the state and provide more people with the health care they need,” said Senator Schatz.

The funding from the American Rescue Plan can be used for COVID-19-related capital needs, including constructing new facilities, renovating and expanding existing facilities to enhance response to pandemics, and purchasing new state-of-the-art equipment, including telehealth technology, mobile medical vans, and freezers to store vaccines.

The more than $7 million in new funding includes:

  • $561,644 for Hamakua Health Center on Hawai‘i Island
  • $523,749 for Lanai Community Health Center
  • $546,800 for Kalihi Palama Health Center on Oahu
  • $540,128 for Hoola Lahui Hawai‘i on Kauai
  • $553,911 for Waimanalo Health Center on Oahu
  • $689,189 for West Hawai‘i Community Health Center on Hawai‘i Island
  • $734,784 for Bay Clinic on Hawai‘i Island
  • $626,038 for Kokua Kalihi Valley on Oahu
  • $564,152 for Koolauloa Health Center on Oahu
  • $925,689 for Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center on Oahu
  • $520,955 for Hana Community Health Center on Maui
  • $635,993 for Community Clinic of Maui