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Admissions Process

During the registration process for inpatient admissions and some outpatient procedures, an Admissions Patient Registrar will:

1. Need to obtain or verify your demographic and medical insurance information with you.
2. Request to see or make a copy of your photo ID and medical insurance cards.
3. Request your signature on various admissions forms, i.e., Consent for Treatment.

You will also be asked if an Advanced Directive has been completed and a copy of the AD may be requested.  Throughout your hospitalization, you will be required to wear an ID band around your wrist for patient safety reasons.

These POINT-OF-SERVICE departments/areas do not require a check-in at the Admissions Department: Imaging (CT scans, Ultrasound, Mammograms, Fluoroscopies, MRI, Nuclear Medicine); Pulmonary/Sleep Study; Gastrointestinal Services; some Ambulatory Care Services (cataract or eye-related procedures and all procedures performed on Saturdays).  Therefore, you may report directly to one of these departments if you are having an outpatient procedure in that department. 

A.M. Admissions

Kuakini offers a pre-admission service that includes a review of required test results, nursing assessment, and patient and family teaching so a patient can be admitted on the same day of the hospital surgery or procedure. Kuakini's Ambulatory Care Services staff provides patients with individualized attention and counseling and helps guide the patient through the pre-admission and A.M. admission process.

To help make your stay as comfortable as possible, we suggest that you bring slippers, a bathrobe and a few toiletry items (e.g. toothbrush, toothpaste, razor or shaver). Please do not bring any electrical items such as a radio or an electric blanket.

In most cases, you will be assigned to a semi-private room. If you wish to have a private room, please let the Admissions Patient Registrar know in advance. We will do our best to accommodate you, however there are a limited number of private rooms which are generally for patients with special medical conditions.


The Admissions Department is located on the ground floor of the Medical Center. If you have questions about your admission, please contact the Admissions Department at (808) 547-9789.

Helpful Reminders

Please leave your jewelry, money and other valuables at home. Kuakini will not assume responsibility for any valuables kept in patient rooms. After an initial assessment of articles is made, any additional articles brought into the Medical Center must be reported to your nurse. We recommend keeping no more than $5 pocket money for buying the daily paper and other small items from the gift shop or vending machines.

Please do not place dentures in tissue paper or on the meal tray. Dentures are easily lost. Ask your nurse for a denture cup and place your dentures in the cup upon removal. Kuakini Medical Center will not assume responsibility for lost dentures or partials.

Parking Validation

If possible, arrange to have someone bring you to the hospital. The Admissions Department will validate your driver's parking ticket on the day that you are admitted to Kuakini. Full parking validation is provided to the patient or the person who assists the patient upon admission. When a patient is discharged, full parking validation is provided by the Business Services staff; the Admissions Department will provide parking validation for patient discharges during the evenings, nights, weekends and on holidays.


(808) 547-9789


Open every day (including holidays), 5:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.


Map to Admissions Department