UH Hilo Student Medical Services
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The University of Hawaiʻi 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.
- 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:
- Hilo Urgent Care Clinic , (808) 969-3051
- Kauka Express Urgent Care Clinic, (808) 981-1700
- Hilo Medical Center , (808) 932-3000
Our office will be closed in observance of the following holidays:
|Tuesday,||January 1, 2019||New Year's Day|
|Monday,||January 21, 2019||Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
|Monday,||February 18, 2019||Presidents' Day|
|Tuesday,||March 26, 2019||Prince Kuhio Day|
|Friday,||April 19, 2019||Good Friday|
|Monday,||May 27, 2019||Memorial Day|
|Tuesday,||June 11, 2019||King Kamehameha I Day|
|Thursday,||July 4, 2019||Independence Day|
|Friday,||August 16, 2019||Statehood Day|
|Monday,||September 2, 2019||Labor Day|
|Monday,||November 11, 2019||Veterans' Day|
|Thursday,||November 28, 2019||Thanksgiving|
|Wednesday,||December 25, 2019||Christmas|
|Tuesday,||November 3, 2020||General Election Day|
All students are strongly encouraged to purchase medical insurance. The University of Hawaiʻi 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.
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).
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
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.
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.