health & wellness

The Maui Memorial Medical Center is Maui County’s primary hospital. Over 200 attending physicians lend their expertise to a full range of services that includes a heart, brain & vascular center; neurosurgery; pediatric medicine; oncology; critical care; 24-hour emergency services and more. The center has also recently undergone a $4.2 million emergency services expansion to provide more efficient care.

Hawaii Health Systems Corporation operates the Maui Memorial Medical Center, the Kula Hospital – a critical access hospital, and the Lanai Community Hospital – a limited acute and long-term care hospital. The Molokai General Hospital, which recently received a $2.5 million renovation grant, is a rural hospital operated by the Queen’s Health Systems.

Additional health care is provided by major delivery system Kaiser Permanente and local care systems Maui Medical Group and Doctors On Call, which operate outpatient clinics throughout Maui.

Hawaii’s Prepaid Health Care Act requires almost all Hawaii employers to provide health insurance to employees who work 20 hours or more for four consecutive weeks, and maintain a minimum of 20 hours per week to remain eligible for the plan. The act also mandates that an employee’s contribution to health insurance coverage may not exceed 1.5 percent of wages.

Maui has gained a worldwide reputation as a healing arts center with top-rated spas, secluded retreats and practitioners’ offices across the island in the service of creating health and wellness. Practitioners from a range of disciplines offer complementary and alternative medicine services born out of traditions from around the world that feature the latest technology and ancient philosophies and practices. Services offered include homeopathic, naturopathic and traditional Chinese medicine; Ayurveda; meditation; energy therapies such as qi gong and Reiki; massage practices from around the world, including Native Hawaiian techniques and yoga, to name a few.