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Hotline & Telehealth Continues into New School Year

Updated: 8/3/2020

Effective August 4, 2020, the Hawaii Keiki health hotline and telehealth services will continue for HIDOE students and families. New hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., excluding holidays. Call (844) 436-3888 (toll free).

Summer Hours for Health Hotline & Telehealth

Updated: 5/27/20

The Hawaii Keiki health hotline and telehealth services have been extended to July 24, 2020. New summer hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., excluding holidays. Call (844) 436-3888 (toll free) to speak to a school nurse.

Health Hotline & Telehealth Services for DOE students

Updated: 4/29/2020

Hawaii DOE students and families will have access to a new health hotline and telehealth services provided by the Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn Program to deliver equitable access to health resources and care for HIDOE students using mobile devices and interactive technology. The health hotline can be reached at (844) 436-3888 (toll free) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays.

For more information, view the press release.


Updated: 3/23/2020

The Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn Program is committed to the safety and health of all Department of Education (DOE) students, faculty and staff. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawaii Keiki nurses will be working remotely from home and are available by email and cell phone during normal business hours. Hawaii Keiki follows the guidance of the DOE and nurses will return to campus when instructed by the DOE.

If your child needs to be seen by a medical professional, please contact your Primary Care Provider (doctor). If you do not have a Primary Care Provider, contact your Hawaii Keiki nurse for a referral. A full listing of our nurses is available online. If this is a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Welcome to the Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn Program

Hawaii Keiki logoHawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn is a partnership between UH Manoa Nursing and the Hawaii Department of Education and sits at the intersection of education and health to support the DOE to achieve student, school, and system success.

The program is enhancing and building school based health services that screen for treatable health conditions; provide referral to primary health care and patient centered medical home services; prevent and control communicable disease and other health problems; and provide emergency care for illness or injury.

Students succeed academically when they come to school ready to learn. The evidence is clear that:

  • Hunger, chronic illness, or physical and emotional abuse, can lead to poor school performance.
  • Health-risk behaviors such as substance use, violence, and physical inactivity are consistently linked to academic failure and often affect students’ school attendance, grades, test scores, and ability to pay attention in class.
  • School based health programs decrease dismissal from school and are associated with better attendance.


The program goal is to keep our keiki healthy and ready to learn by providing access to school nursing services in Hawaii’s public schools. The program is designed to improve access and quality of health services in the school by coordinating and expanding existing efforts of the partners and community resources.

A goal of Hawaii’s public schools is to provide the best learning experience possible to prepare students for higher education. A goal of UH Manoa Nursing is to improve the health of Hawaii through education of nurses and service to the people of the state. Together, we are improving health of our keiki and building student, school and system success to create a bright future for the state.

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Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn

Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster 402
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-8522

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