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Rural Health Clinic


Independent Rural Health Clinic

In 1977, Congress passed the Rural Health Clinic Services Act (PL 95-210). The legislation had two main goals: improve access to primary health care in rural, underserved communities; and promote a collaborative model of health care delivery using physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants." (Health Resources and Services Administration)

As of March 2017, KOKO proudly achieved federal accreditation as the first Independent Rural Health Clinic in the State of Hawaiʻi! This ensures that our practice standards are of the highest quality and allows us to more effectively serve our Medically Underserved community, especially those individuals with Medicaid and Medicare insurances.  An "Independent" Rural Health Clinic means that KOKOʻs governance is self-determining and not owned/directed by a hospital, nursing home, or home health agency.  

The rigorous accreditation process consisted of KOKO successfully demonstrating that its facility and organizational practices met and/or exceeded a host of National Standards that included evidence of high performance in all of the following domains: Corporate Compliance  Administration, Human Resources, Quality Improvement, Risk Management, Equipment Management, infection Control, Patient Services & Instruction, Pharmaceutical Services, Diagnostic Services, and Regulatory Standards.


KOKO has consistently demonstrated operational and programmatic excellence - and is proud to have received the Exemplary Provider Status designation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services federal accreditation evaluators for 7 years straight!

Broad services provided at KOKO include:
- Primary Care  (including Pediatric Services)
- Womenʻs Health 

- Psychiatry

- Psychotherapy 

- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) 

​- Psycho-Educational Training for Community & Organizations

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