Queen Emma Clinics

Queen Emma Clinics serves outpatients as a primary care clinic. Training and teaching for students and Resident physicians of the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, its residency programs, and other UH health care programs occur at the Queen Emma Clinics.

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.

Our Team

Your health care provider at the Queen Emma Clinics will most often be a doctor associated with the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). These providers include Resident physicians who are licensed doctors receiving specialized training. Resident physicians are supervised by Attending physicians. Attending physicians provide supervision and additional care for those who require highly specialized medical attention. The Queen’s Medical Center is a teaching hospital, medical students also see patients at QEC under the close supervision of Attending physicians.

Other members of the Queen Emma Clinics team include:

  • Medical assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Patient educators
  • Pharmacists

This team approach means that you will receive care from a variety of professionals to best meet your medical needs.