Kula Hospital’s History
In 1910, Dr. W. F. McConkey founded a tuberculosis treatment center on the cool, pleasant, southwest slope of Haleakala. With the increasing spread of tuberculosis, the center expanded to many buildings, and Kula Sanitarium was developed.
It included a small hospital to care for acute illnesses and serve the local community, especially as a birthing center and rural emergency room.
In the 1950’s when drugs were developed to control tuberculosis, Kula Sanitarium changed its focus to serving long-term care patients, and the name was changed to Kula Hospital.
Kula Hospital & Clinic Today
Today Kula Hospital & Clinic is a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) with five acute care beds, 99 SNF/ICF beds, nine ICF/MR beds, a 24-hour emergency room and outpatient clinic with lab and x-ray services. There is also medical clinic adjacent to the hospital. Kula Hospital continues to provide quality long-term care for its residents.
For more information, please call Kula Hospital Social Services at (808) 878-1221.
Kula Hospital’s Urgent & Rural Emergency Services
Maui’s Upcountry population is growing, and Kula Hospital & Clinic has expanded services to include urgent care, limited rural emergency care, and five acute/SNF hospital beds.
Kula Hospital’s Emergency Department is located just inside the main entrance. Physicians are available 24 hours per day along with a dedicated registered nursing staff, with basic lab and x-ray services for urgent care & limited emergency care available.
Call "911" for a serious emergency and you will be transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center for broader emergency services.
The Kula Clinic offers a wide range of outpatient services including alternative medicine:
- Family Practice
- Pediatric Neurology
- Chinese Medicine
- X-Ray Facilities
Clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
For appointments, call (808) 876-4331.
Kala Iki Thrift Store
Kula Hospital’s Kala Iki Thrift Store has many second-hand treasures. Operated by Kula Hospital’s Auxiliary, volunteers give generously of their time and talents. Sales of donated items help support special projects and services for patients. Thrift Store hours are 9:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on the third Tuesday and second and last Saturday of each month. For volunteer information or donations, please call:
Kula Hospital Auxiliary