About Us

The Queen Emma Clinics began in 1947 as an outpatient department subsidized by a government contract to provide general health care and specialized medical care for those who were unable to pay for their care. Today, about 10 percent of Queen Emma Clinics patients have commercial insurance, but most are covered under the State’s Med-Quest program, Medicare, Medicaid or are uninsured.

Regardless of a patient’s ability to pay, we strive to continue the mission of The Queen’s Medical Center, “to fulfill the intent of Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV to provide in perpetuity quality health care services to improve the well-being of Native Hawaiians and all of the people of Hawaii.”

The Queen Emma Clinics is also the major clinical training site for students and resident physicians of the University of Hawaii (UH) John A. Burns School of Medicine, its residency programs, and other UH health care programs.