Mobile Health Care Unit Rolling in East Hawaii

Dr. Chrissy Capati (Bay Clinic Medical Director) and Dr. Brian Higa (Bay Clinic Dental Director)

Dr. Chrissy Capati (Bay Clinic Medical Director) and Dr. Brian Higa (Bay Clinic Dental Director)

First of its kind mobile care vehicle debuts in East Hawaii as part of Bay Clinic's commitment to increasing access to care on the Big Island.

Funded in part by a variety of grants, the fully operational mobile will provide medical and dental services to remote areas of the Big Island including Volcano, Pauoa, Mountain View and Ocean View and is part of Bay Clinic, Inc. CEO Harold Wallace's plan to improve access for East Hawaii residents. The $580,000 mobile unit, the first dual-use primary medical and dental vehicle in the state of Hawaii, was blessed earlier this week.

In addition to delivering much-needed services to these communities, health center staff will be gathering data to determine where and how to expand services to the places they're most needed.