Joe Humphry, M.D.
Established in 2008, the Lana‘i Community Health Center (LCHC) already provides services to nearly a quarter of the island’s residents. As island residents have had to cope with the transition of the local economy from a primarily agricultural focus to one dominated by tourism via the two principal resorts on Lana‘i, the underserved population has grown. The health center provides care for nearly 50% of Lana‘i's population.
LCHC provides primary medical care, dental care, behavioral health services, and perinatal, family planning, nutrition, and preventive and health education.
Special Populations/Health Issues
Elderly plantation retirees; geographically remote communities. Teen pregnancy, substance abuse, and mental illness are serious concerns. Residents of the island have had to cope with a major shift in their employment base, and the resultant social problems associated with transformation to a service-based industry, including crime, alcohol abuse, and teen pregnancy.
Patient Profile for 2014
- Ethnic groups served: Asian (34%), Caucasian (15%), Native Hawaiian (3%), Other Pacific Islander (8%)
- Medical Patients: 1,402
- Patient Encounters: 5,533
- Female: 57%
- Uninsured: 13%
- Medicaid: 21%
- Medicare: 10%
- Patients best served in a language other than English: 8%
- Patients with an income less than 200% of Federal Povery Level (FPL): 33%
- Homeless Patients: 1
LCHC employs nurse practitioners, nurses, and case managers.
Lana‘i Community Health Center is the grantee or subcontractor for:
- 330(e) Grantee