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UH Hilo Student Medical Services

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    UH Hilo Student Medical Services Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacist, and staff are here to assist.

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    The University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo's Student Medical Services (SMS) is staffed by a nurse practitioner. Services include medical care, prescriptions, first aid, health education, tuberculin skin tests and immunizations. The Family Planning Clinic, located within the SMS, offers pelvic exams, contraceptive methods, and testing for pregnancy and sexually-transmitted diseases for men and women.

    Hilo Medical Center, located about four miles from campus, provides 24-hour emergency care.

    Please see the Excuse Note Policy.

    Regular Schedule

    Shot Clinic
    Monday and Wednesday mornings 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    (No Walk-in medical visits unless an emergency.)
    Fridays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Medical Clinic
    Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. every day for lunch.

    Please call us at (808) 932-7369 to make an appointment.

    If you need medical care when the clinic is closed, please call:

    Clinic Closures

    Our office will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

    Day Date Holiday
    Monday, January 1, 2018 New Year's Day
    Monday, January 15, 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Monday, February 19, 2018 Presidents' Day
    Monday, March 26, 2018 Prince Kuhio Day
    Friday, March 30, 2018 Good Friday
    Monday, May 28, 2018 Memorial Day
    Monday, June 11, 2018 King Kamehameha I Day
    Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Independence Day
    Friday, August 17, 2018 Statehood Day
    Monday, September 3, 2018 Labor Day
    Tuesday, November 6, 2018 General Election Day
    Monday, November 12, 2018 Veterans' Day
    Thursday, November 22, 2018 Thanksgiving
    Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Christmas

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    Student Insurance

    All students are strongly encouraged to purchase medical insurance. The University of Hawai╩╗i offers a student insurance plan. The Student Health Insurance information and application is available online at HMSA's student portal . You may also call HMSA at 1-800-620-4672.

    Insurance Notice: If your health insurance is used for any visit at our Clinic and your insurance company requires a co-pay, you may be billed for the amount of the co-pay.

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    TB Screening

    Regular Schedule

    TB screening is done every Monday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Readings are done Wednesday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (TB screening must be done before your MMRs.)

    TB screenings are free.
    Please bring your insurance card.
    TB skin test is $7.

    Also, the Dept. of Health provides free TB screening on Mondays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Their phone number is (808) 974-6025 to confirm location (75 Aupuni Street, Hilo State Building).

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    HIV/Hepatitis C Testing

    • Free, confidential, monthly HIV and Hepatitis C testing on campus - conducted by the HIV/AIDS Foundation, held in Campus Center Room 306 from 10:00am - 4:00pm on the following dates. For further information, please call the Student Medical Services at (808) 932-7369.

    2018/19 Testing dates:

    • Monday November 5, 2018
    • Monday December 3, 2018
    • Monday February 4, 2019
    • Monday April 1, 2019
    • Monday May 6, 2019
    • Free HIV, STD, Hepatitis B & C testing at Waiakea Health Center (STD also) - (808) 974-4247
    • HIV/AIDS Foundation - (808) 982-8800

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    Family Planning Health Care

    Our Nurse Practitioner, Heather Hirata, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC, is available for Family Planning healthcare.

    The Family Planning Health Clinic, located within the Student Medical Services office, offers pelvic exams, Pap smears, pregnancy testing, testing and treatment for sexually-transmitted diseases and urinary tract infections, contraception (birth control pills, Depo-Provera® shot, Ortho Evra patch, or free condoms), and the morning-after pill (must be taken within 5 days after unprotected intercourse), and counseling for the development of reproductive life plans.

    If you need 'Plan B', please make a walk-in appointment.

    Services for males include exams, STD testing and treatment, free condoms, and counseling for the development of reproductive life plans.

    Appointments for Family Planning can be scheduled by calling (808) 932-7369.

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    All medical records at the SMS are strictly confidential and will not be released to anyone without your consent. You may view or print our Patient Rights & Notice of Privacy Form.

    Three pharmacists stand behind a counter with a sign which reads UH Hilo Pharmacy
    UH Hilo Student Medical Services Pharmacist and Staff

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