• Immediate, Personal Medical Attention

    Priority Care Hawaii is the ONLY 24 HOUR Urgent Medical Care on the Big Island

SERVICES

Priority Care Hawaii offers 24/7 Urgent Care Response to patients in the comfort and privacy of their hotel room, vacation rental, home, workplace or place of injury throughout the Kona – Waikoloa – Kohala service area.

24/7 Response Service Area
Kohala – Waikoloa – North Kona

Visitors and residents have difficulty obtaining rapid access to care by local physicians and are faced with long drives or expensive ambulance costs for care in the ER. We offer a convenient, affordable alternative for those requiring Urgent Medical Care.

Dr. Laura Moire is a Board Certified Emergency Physician based in the heart of the Waikoloa Beach Resort Area. Our team brings medications, EKG equipment, IV fluids, stitches, splints and more. Essential Labs are offered on site and more extensive Labs are couriered for immediate results. Our patients obtain X-rays or imaging at the closest site available and bypass the ER.

OUR SERVICES

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* Travelers Urgent Medical Care

Injuries and illnesses are troublesome enough and experiencing these conditions when far from home is even more stressful. Priority Care Hawaii brings comprehensive and immediate medical care to travelers in their hotel rooms, vacation rentals and also responds to the urgent medical needs of local residents who live within our service area.

* Corporate Medical Services: House Calls, Event Coverage +

We offer urgent care and routine medical services for the workplace. We frequently evaluate and treat business persons and other professionals in offices and elsewhere. Some businesses request our house call services for their employees who may be ill at home. We can respond to patients in corporate housing. We provide large group and special event medical standby services. Event organizers – we can provide emergency physician standby services for your next festival, concert performance or other event.

* Medical Clearance and Travel, School or Work Release Authorizations

Need medical clearance to fly, or return to work? Need it fast? We can respond, usually within hours, for these services. Travelers with ear infections and many other maladies may benefit from pre-flight evaluation in many instances. We provide forms or we will complete patient provided forms when requested.

* Student Health

Parents, are you worried about your student’s health while living away? We bring mobile medical services directly to students in their residences, both on and off-campus.

With the patient’s permission, we can provide parents with our assessment results or simply reassurance that your child’s is well. Many parents have reported that these services helped to allay their fears about their son or daughter’s health being neglected or compromised.

Parents may pay for these services over the phone by credit card.

* Home Health, Medicare Face to Face Certification, Skilled Nursing, Hospice Care

We work collaboratively with ancillary services to optimize patient care in the home setting. Upon request we can provide physician oversight for these services and provide the documentation requirements to facilitate Medicare coverage of services where appropriate (home health face to face certification).

* Patient Follow-up After Hospitalization or Procedures

Our house call physicians offer urgent, weekend or after hours reassessment for many medical and surgical conditions. We may provide around-the-clock medication or IV infusions, catheter care or removal, wound rechecks, dressing changes and more.

* Physician Standby for Festivals, Performances, Sporting Events and Private Gatherings

Emergency physician standby services are available for small and large events, including festivals throughout the Kona-Waikaloa-Kohala area.

We collaborate with ambulance, EMT and paramedic standby services to optimize patient care.

We also offer our standby physician services for individuals or private gatherings. Have your personal emergency physician at your side!

* Emergency Physician Advisory/Consultation for Business, Schools, Organizations

Our emergency physicians can help you optimize on-site first aid response and planning for your facility or workplace.

* Personal Beliefs Exemption to Required Immunizations Form for Students

* Communication With Your Doctor

For patients requiring follow up with a primary provider or specialist, we communicate directly with your provider to help optimize your care when appropriate or requested.

* Residential Care for the Elderly

Are you worried about your aging Parent’s well-being? We bring mobile medical services directly to the elderly  in their residences, both in private homes and subsidized housing. With the patient’s permission, we can provide family members with our assessment results or simply reassurance about your Parent’s health. Families have reported that these services helped to allay their fears about their Parent’s health being neglected or compromised. Families may pay for these services over the phone by credit card.

* Patient Medical Advocacy

* Hospital Admission and Specialty Care Referral

We refer patients for specialty care when appropriate. We help facilitate the hospital admissions process for our patients.

* Integrative and Holistic Healthcare

We collaborate with complementary and alternative health providers to help optimize our patient’s care.

* Multilingual Services

We utilize professional medical telephone translation services when needed. Translation services are available for 200 + languages.

WHAT WE TREAT

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– Skin Urgent Care – Infections, Rashes, Burns and Sunburns

      • Injuries
      • Insect bites
      • Sunburn
      • Soft tissue infection
      • Cellulitis
      • Boils
      • Abscess
      • Antibiotics
      • Drainage and packing
      • Mild burns
      • Rashes
      • Chicken pox
      • Poison Oak (Mango plant exposure can have same effect on skin)
      • Mild allergic reaction dermatitis
      • Fungal infections
      • Impetigo
      • Scabies
      • Dermatology referral if necessary

– Lacerations, Cuts and Other Wounds

    • Skin lacerations (cuts) repair via suturing (stitches)
    • Sterile wound repair can be performed conveniently and safely in the house call setting
    • Cosmetic surgery referral if needed
    • Contusions

– Eye Urgent Care

  • conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • foreign body (particle stuck in eye)
  • corneal abrasions (scratched eye)
  • eye pain evaluation and treatment
  • ophthalmology referral when needed

– Ear Problems

  • Otitis media & externa (middle ear and swimmer’s ear infections)
  • We carry antibiotics for all types of ear infections
  • Wick (gauze) placement for swimmer’s ear
  • Ear analgesic drops for pain relief
  • Cerumen (wax) removal
  • Foreign body (stuck object) removal
  • Ear laceration repair with stitches/sutures
  • Otolaryngology (ENT) referral
  • Mild vertigo (dizziness) evaluation & treatment

– Nose and Throat Conditions

  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Colds
  • Strep throat
  • Sinusitis
  • Laceration repair with stitches/sutures
  • Epistaxis (bloody nose) treatment
  • Foreign body (stuck object) removal
  • Rapid strep

– Dental Emergencies

  • We offer emergency temporizing dental care
  • Dental infections – antibiotics, drainage
  • Dental referral

– Respiratory Illness

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Emphysema (COPD)
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Croup

WE CARRY

  • Metered dose inhalers
  • Nebulizers
  • Spirometry/peak flow meters

– Gastrointestinal – Stomach, Bowels, & Below

Dehydration From:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach flu
  • Food poisoning

We Offer:

  • Rapid warmed IV fluid re-hydration
  • Instant blood electrolyte check
  • Rapid symptom relief with anti-emetics (anti-nausea) and other medications

Other problems that we treat:

  • Constipation
  • Rectal pain
  • Anal hemorrhoids
  • Anal fissures

– Urinary Tract Issues

  • UTI (urinary tract infection), bladder infection, cystitis, mild kidney infection (pyelonephritis)
  • Instant urinalysis testing
  • Hematuria (blood in urine)
  • Urinary retention (inability to urinate)
  • Foley catheter placement
  • foley catheter removal, irrigation, flushing
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) – your privacy is always maintained

– Orthopedic Injury – Sprains, Fractures (Broken Bones)

  • Sprains
  • Minor fractures (broken bones)
  • Splinting and crutches may be provided
  • Follow-up referral with orthopedist

X-ray & Imaging

Bypass the ER for urgent care needs!  X-ray and ultrasound services are available with STAT/RUSH services arranged by our physicians and are available 24/7!

X-ray films are initially interpreted by our physician and confirmed by a board certified radiologists and copies are provided to the patient upon request.  X-ray and other radiologic imaging, such as MRI, and CT Scan, may also be arranged at a radiology center near you on an urgent basis.

– Medication Reactions and Adverse Side Effects

We can provide rapid relief for mild allergic reactions, nausea, vomiting, and many other symptoms.

– Medication Refills (except controlled substances)

 

– IV and Urinary Catheter and Other Tube Placement

– Pediatric Urgent Care

We provide 24/7 urgent care for children of all ages.

A Board Certified Emergency Physician is fully prepared to care for your child.

We carry medications in pediatric dosages, and pediatric urgent care equipment and supplies.

– Post-exposure Prophylaxis for STDs

We provide 24/7 post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for sexually transmitted disease prevention, including HIV.

Patient confidentiality is a top priority.

Upon request, doctor arrives dressed in normal attire to maintain your privacy.

– Anxiety and Panic Attacks

We provide 24/7 care for patients experiencing anxiety and panic attacks.

Agoraphobics in the Kona-Waikoloa-Kohala coast can utilize our mobile services for a variety of urgent medical conditions.

Your confidentiality is always maintained.

Rapid response is often available.

Night services are available.

WHAT WE CARRY

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– Medications

Many oral, injectable and other medications are provided, saving Patients travel to the pharmacy after the house call visit.  Hawaii lacks 24 hour pharmacies!

Written or telephoned prescriptions are available from your house-call doctor.

Vaccinations – We can provide tetanus updates for wounds/skin infections, required every 5 years for all but sterile wounds. Tetanus infection has a 10% mortality!

– Supplies

Suturing (stitches) equipment, splints, dressings, crutches, oxygen, nebulizers, IV fluids, foley catheters, and many other urgent care supplies may be brought to you.

– Laboratory Testing

  • Many tests are performed on site and results are immediately available
  • Instant blood testing for glucose, electrolytes, kidney function, and blood count. Results are available in 2 minutes!
  • Strep Tests (streptococcus A)
  • Pregnancy (urine qualitative bhcg)
  • Urinalysis – Dip
  • and more

RUSH Lab services are available 24/7! Tests are couriered to a local Lab with STAT/RUSH results requested. Lab specimens, including cultures or other specialized tests, obtained during the house call visit may also be sent to the lab.