How to access free medical care in Hawaii: How to get your health insurance quote
The Hawaii Health Care Insurance Company will provide a complimentary medical check-up for patients who don’t qualify for free care from a health insurance carrier, as part of a program launched by the state on Thursday.
In an email to members, HHCI said the check-ups will be available on an as-needed basis through Jan. 1.
It said the first patient will receive a free medical exam and blood test on Jan. 2 and a second on Jan 5.
HHCE’s program has been in place for a few months and it was only last week that the company announced it would be expanding it to all HHC patients by the end of next week.
The check-in will begin at 7 a.m. at the Hawaii Health Center.
Patients will be assessed for any medical conditions they may have and their doctor will give them the appropriate care.HHCI’s check-ins will be for patients with certain pre-existing conditions and are free to anyone who doesn’t have health insurance, but HHC said they may charge additional charges if they have a certain type of condition or if they are under 65.
Hawaii’s health insurance marketplace has seen a surge in enrollment as the state has struggled to balance costs from the effects of the hurricanes.
HCOI’s policy is to help people get coverage, and it is encouraging residents to sign up for coverage.HCHI said its goal is to have 100,000 enrollees by the start of the year.