VA expands access to care for Hawaii veterans

| December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Choice Program partnerships are established

Veterans Affairs
News Release

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HONOLULU — The Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System (VAPIHCS) has announced agreements with Native Hawaiian Health Care (NHHC) Systems that will greatly expand access to health care for veterans living on the islands of Hawaii using expanded authorities from the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act (VACAA).

This is the latest in a series of VA actions to expand access to care through the implementation of VACAA.

Four NHHC Systems have signed agreements, which will allow veterans to seek care from these providers through the Veterans Choice Program:
•Hui No Ke Ola Pono on the island of Mau’i;
•Na Pu’uwai on the island of Moloka’i / Lanai;
•Ke Ola Mamo Oahu on the island of Oahu; and
•Ho’ola Lahui Hawai’i on the island of Kaua’I.
The are now able to care for veteran patients through the Choice Program.

“VAPIHCS is extremely appreciative of the dedicated support of the NHHC Systems and the Hawaii Congressional delegation as we worked together to expand access to care for our Hawaii veterans through the Veterans Choice Program. We encourage our Hawaii veterans to take advantage of this opportunity to receive care closer to home through these Choice Program partnerships,” said Director Wayne Pfeffer.

VA looks forward to ongoing collaboration with NHHC Systems to ensure veterans receive the timely, high-quality health care they’ve earned and deserve.

To learn more about the NHHC Systems Agreements visit, To learn more about the Veterans Choice Program, visit

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For further information on VA Pacific Islands Health Care System, contact Amy Rohlfs, public affairs officer, at (808) 433-0049.

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