May 14, 2003
HONOLULU - The Department of Health (DOH) Tuberculosis (TB) Control
Program will resume services at Lanakila Health Center on May 27, 2003.
To accommodate the move, the TB Program will be closed to the public
for one week. No TB services will be
available between Monday, May 19 and Monday, May 26, 2003.
The Lanakila TB Clinic was closed for renovation in February 2002.
On May 27th when the facility re-opens, the new facility
will feature a state-of-the-art digital X-ray unit and a negative air
pressure system. The temporary clinics at Dillingham Shopping Plaza and
Leahi Hospital, that provided services during the renovation, will be
closed once the Lanakila TB Clinic is fully operational.
Beginning Tuesday, May 27, the Lanakila TB Clinic, located at 1700
Lanakila Avenue in Kalihi, will be open for tuberculosis skin tests
between 7:45 AM – 3:00 PM daily, except Thursdays.
Chest X-ray services will move from Leahi Hospital to the Lanakila
TB Clinic in June. Patients can call the TB information line at
832-5738 to confirm location and hours of X-ray services.
As always, services offered by the DOH Tuberculosis Control Program
are free. These include TB skin tests, chest X-rays, TB evaluations and
medications. Lanakila Health Center offers free parking. Patients will
be able to access the TB Clinic from the building’s ground level
entrance, near the lower parking lot.
The new Lanakila TB Clinic will host a grand opening celebration on
Thursday, July 17th at 9:30 AM. Free tours, entertainment
and health information will be available to the community.
For more information about DOH TB services:
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For more information, contact:
Tuberculosis Control Program
Phone: (808) 832-5737