Women's Services

We specialize in providing caring, coordinated and comprehensive health services to women of all ages. From breast health and well-woman care to pregnancy, heart health, cancer care, gastroenterology and senior needs, we recognize that women’s bodies are different than men’s – and their medical care should be as well. We strive to keep women healthy for life.

Women's Services at Kapiolani

As the only women's specialty hospital in Hawaii, Kapiolani is recognized as the state's leader in women's health.

From the opening of the Kapiolani Maternity Home more than a century ago, Kapiolani has focused on the special health needs of Hawaii’s women. Kapiolani's specialty centers offer a unique health care experience with expertise in the following areas:

Kapiolani Women’s Center

The Kapiolani Women’s Center is the first Oahu facility to be named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the doctors who specialize in mammography and breast diagnostics -- the American College of Radiology. The Center ranks among the top in the nation and provides:

  • Mammograms 
  • DEXA Bone density screening (Osteoporosis) 
  • Breast biopsy (stereotactic and ultrasound-guided)
  • High Risk Breast Program
  • Incontinence treatment
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Counseling and coaching
  • Aesthetics
  • Massage services (no physician referral required)
  • Acupuncture
  • Health & Wellness classes
  • Rehabilitation services for lymphedema, pelvic and breast cancer

NOTE: Men are more than welcome to to enjoy massage services and health & wellness classes at the Kapiolani Women's Center. 

Kapiolani Women's Center: 1-808-527-2588

Family Planning

Kapiolani offers family planning services to treat, manage and counsel pregnant women. We provide education and support to help women prevent unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. Services include:

  • Annual physical exams
  • Pap smears
  • Tests for sexually transmitted diseases (STD's)
  • Birth control methods
  • Oral contraception
  • Emergency contraception
  • Sterilization services (females only)
  • Barrier methods (e.g. diaphragm)
  • Norplant removal
  • IUD insertion and removal
  • Injectable contraception
  • Contraceptive skin patch

Family Planning Information: 1-808-983-8665

Teen Clinic

In addition to family planning services, the Kapiolani Teen Clinic provides medical and counseling services for young women ages 12-18. Our team is available to help you with:

  • Birth control
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Pregnancy options
  • Pregnancy (prenatal) care & classes
  • After birth (postpartum) care
  • Menstrual concerns
  • Vaginal concerns
  • Breast concerns
  • HIV testing and AIDS counseling
  • Sexuality issues
  • Sex abuse information

Kapiolani Teen Clinic: 1-808-983-8653


This service is available at:   Kapiolani Pali Momi Straub Wilcox


About Osteoporosis

What is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is the thinning or weakening of your bones, which begins in your mid-to-late 30’s and, for women, accelerates after menopause. Left unchecked, your bones become porous and fragile and are more likely to break or fracture. However, osteoporosis is not inevitable and is very preventable.

How to prevent osteoporosis
To be active and live independently into your 60s, 70s and beyond, you need to take action as early as possible.
Here's how:

  • Diet – take the daily requirement of calcium (1,000 -1,200 mg) and vitamin D (400 mg).
  • Exercise – do weight-bearing exercises, which stimulate your bones (walking, dancing, stair climbing).
  • Lifestyle – don't smoke; keep alcohol consumption to a minimum.
  • Testing – find out where you stand with a bone density scan and monitor your bones regularly.

Who is at risk?
Women are at higher risk than men. Caucasians and Asians and small, thin women are at greatest risk.
Other risk factors include:

  • Family history of osteoporosis
  • Early or surgically induced (both ovaries removed) menopause before the age of 45
  • Post menopause
  • Smoking, or drinking an excessive amount of alcohol 

Bone Density Scan
The DEXA scan is a quick and painless procedure. You simply lie still while the scanner passes over your body. In minutes, you'll know your results. To make an appointment, call: 1-808-949-WELL (9355) on Oahu or 1-808-245-1030 on Kauai.

Preventive Treatment Plan
Once a bone scan is done, your physician can develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Osteo-cise Classes
Osteo-cise helps women diagnosed or at risk for osteoporosis to safely build muscle strength and flexibility. Work to improve your posture, gait, balance, core strength, muscle and bone health, and reduce back pain. Six-week series. Sign up online. 

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