Women's Services

Women's Services

Service available at   Kapiolani Pali Momi Straub Wilcox

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.

Programs & Services available at:

Kapiolani 808 973 5967

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
  • Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP)
  • 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


Pali Momi 808 535 7733

Pali Momi Women's Center


The Pali Momi Women’s Center has grown to meet the needs of the Central and West Oahu communities.

Patients have come to depend on the Women’s Center for regular check-ups and advanced breast health care. Conveniently located next to Pearlridge Center Uptown, the Center combines excellent care and patient safety, all in a relaxing, healing environment.

Breast health services

  • Digital 2D and 3D mammography (tomosynthesis breast imaging)
  • Computer aided detection (CAD) advanced analysis of images to help detect the presence of abnormalities
  • Non-surgical breast biopsy (stereotactic and ultrasound)
  • Breast ultrasound

Bone health program (Osteoporosis)

  • DEXA (hip and spine) scanning
  • Osteo-cise and structural strength classes (located at Pali Momi)
  • Free public information sessions

Additional services

  • Gynecology ultrasound
  • Patient Navigator – dedicated to supporting patients along their journey
  • Cancer support group
  • Free resource library

The Pali Momi Women's Center is located at the Pali Momi Medical Pavilion.

Osteoporosis Screening: 1-808-535-7733

Hui Malama Kakoo Cancer Support Group: 1-808-485-4548

OB-GYN Services

For the women of Central and West Oahu, Pali Momi offers an array of OB-GYN specialists that are conveniently located at Pali Momi. Its Ultrasound Program ensures that all exams are performed under the direct supervision and interpreted by our GYN ultrasound trained physicians.

Pali Momi offers GYN ultrasound for common conditions such as:

  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Irregular cycles
  • IUD complications
  • Leiomyoma
  • Postmenopausal bleeding
  • Polycystic ovaries
  • Other anomalies of the uterus
  • First trimester ultrasound
  • Breast ultrasound

Pali Momi is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).

Physician Referral: 1-808-535-7733

Appointment line: 1-808-535-7000


Straub 808 522 4000

Straub complements Kapiolani's services, focusing on a woman's adult health needs, such as cardiology, gastroenterology and geriatric medicine.

Straub's OB-GYN physicians provide general obstetric and gynecological care, including family planning services.

In addition, our physicians provide infertility evaluation, sterilization or termination of pregnancy, management of high risk obstetric patients, management of diabetic pregnancies, and services for reproductive-related cancer or hormonal disorders. Prenatal genetic counseling is available by referral.

Straub also offers specialty consultations in urogynecology (incontinence problems in women). Straub's board-certified OB-GYN physicians perform laser surgery, laparoscopy and colposcopy procedures; treat menopause and its related problems; provide hormone replacement therapy; and provide surgical treatment of infertility and tubal reconstruction surgery.

Straub Women's Health: 1-808-522-4000 or 1-800-232-9491 (toll-free)

Wilcox 808 245 1030

As Kauai’s primary medical facility, Wilcox offers preventive and treatment services on-island to meet the health needs of Kauai women in a beautiful, spa-like setting.

Wilcox’s primary care physicians and specialists understand the importance of preventive health care and encourage women to get regular health screenings to identify risks for health problems, such as breast cancer and osteoporosis, at the earliest and most treatable stage. The team of physicians, technologists and consultants at the Women’s Center provide many services, including:

  • Mammograms – screening, diagnosis, implants
  • Ultrasound for expectant mothers
  • Stereotactic core biopsy – non-surgical breast biopsy
  • Ultrasound guided core biopsies, cyst aspirations, imaging
  • 320CT scanner advanced imaging
  • Fetal diagnostic testing
  • High Risk Breast Cancer Program
  • Breast health care
  • Resource library
  • Digital mammography / Breast MRI
  • Genetic counseling and testing
  • Breast cancer clinical trials
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Breast education – self-exam instruction
  • Bone density testing with a DEXA unit (Osteoporosis)
  • Breast cancer pre-treatment consultations – multispecialty conference, second opinion services

Wilcox Women’s Center: 1-808-245-1030

High Risk Breast Program: 1-808-245-1547

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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