Indigenous Health Services
Medical Emergencies need prompt attention and care. They are unexpected and unpredictable. In most emergency cases, time is of utmost importance. Halekulani Medical Centre is open and welcoming of all patients for unexpected local emergencies and we can provide treatment for conditions that require immediate attention, but not serious enough to visit the main emergency room.
Please note Halekulani Medical Centre’s emergency services are only available during business hours, in case of an acute emergency please call 000.
Minor Injury Treatment
Halekulani Medical Centre is equipped to treat non-life-threatening minor injuries. Minor injuries are usually wounds that break through the skin or other body tissues. Examples of these include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and broken skin.
While these injuries are not very serious, to begin with, they may turn into a potential threat after a long time for not being treated right. Sometimes injuries that feel like muscle pulls and strains turn out to be fractures and tendon tears. Therefore, it is always a good idea to visit us to have your injuries assessed.
Asthma is a medical condition that affects your respiratory system. Individuals with Asthma have narrow and swollen airways with increased mucus production. Common symptoms of this condition include difficult breathing, coughing, and wheezing, and shortness of breath. While asthma is a minor problem for some, it can be a grave complication for others.
However, if things flare up and you experience any of the following symptoms, seek medical assistance promptly.
- Experiencing extreme and severe breathlessness, especially early in the morning or at bedtime at night.
- Wheezing excessively.
- Being unable to speak long phrases because of shortness of breath.
- Requiring straining your chest muscles for ease in breathing.
- Feeling little to no improvements after using an inhaler.
Some of the common types of bites we treat are animal bites, insect bites, and human bites. It is incredibly important to treat bites as they may manifest into serious infections. Bites from insects and animals may inject venom and trigger an allergic reaction.
The severity of these bites depends on several factors. Our staff examines the bite inflicted and treats it accordingly and will also be able to prescribe medication to alleviate pain stemming from these bites.
Although Minor burns, also known as first degree burns, are not as grave as higher-degree burns, but they can cause extreme pain and inconveniences. First degree burns often leave a scar if not treated right. Therefore, it is incredibly important to treat first-degree burns in an appropriate manner.
First degree burns affect only the topmost layer of your skin. The site of burn is usually:
Second-degree burns go beyond the topmost layer of your skin. Second-degree burns are usually characterized by:
- Excessive redness