About Lāna`i Community Health Center (LCHC)
LCHC is located on the island of Lāna`i, the smallest of the major Hawaiian Islands with a land area of 140 square miles. The island’s history is one of transition as the island was purchased by different owners. Each transition throughout this island’s history has forced a change in economic focus and lifestyle producing results that directly affected the island’s residents (and still affects all today). These changes have created the community as we know it today: An eclectic mix of ethnicities and cultures. This broad mix of ethnicities makes Lāna`i unusual and different from other rural communities in the U.S. In addition, immigrants continue to relocate to Lāna`i because family members are able to sponsor their arrival — especially individuals from the Philippines — with 32% of our population foreign born and 10.3% of our households facing linguistic isolation. (Hawai`i Department of Health, “State of Hawai`i Primary Care Needs Assessment Data Book, 2012″).
LCHC’s target population consists of everyone on Lāna`i, with a special focus on those who live at or below 200% of the federal poverty level (33.6% of the 2017 LCHC patients) and the under-/uninsured (12.7% of LCHC patients in 2017 were uninsured). LCHC provides services in a culturally sensitive manner – providing written and oral translation as needed. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay for service. LCHC serves individuals of all ages, ethnicity, gender, and residency — old timers, part-timers, and newcomers. LCHC accepts all insurances and assists its patients with understanding and navigating their insurance coverage questions. LCHC is a nonprofit organization, and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with 330e status awarded in September 2007. Clinical services have been provided since August 2008.
This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.
95% of the population resides in Lāna`i City. The Health Center is centrally located at 333 Sixth St. in Lāna`i City.
Administration, Finance and Outreach are located at 333 6th Street. LCHC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with 330e status awarded in September 2007. Clinical services have been provided since August 2008.
The Lāna‘i Community Health Center’s vision is to be a leader in innovative healthcare, with a focused culturally sensitive, holistic, patient-centered approach.
The Lāna‘i Community Health Center’s mission is to take care of the community of Lāna‘i. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, LCHC takes care of the community with a focus on physical, mental, emotional, intellectual and spiritual welfare and by enriching and empowering lives to help build healthy families in a supportive environment.
LCHC carries out its mission:
- By directly providing comprehensive health and wellness services
- By working collaboratively with partners to provide needed services for Lāna‘i. LCHC serves individuals of all ages, ethnicity, gender, and residency.
Reviewed and Approved by the LCHC Board of Directors on June 11, 2016
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Most insurance programs are accepted. We provide services to underinsured & uninsured patients, charged on a sliding fee scale based on income. Assistance is also provided in signing up for other insurances and benefits.