August 26, 2021

Free shuttle to help seniors access health care

Kaiser Permanente to offer free transportation from Leeward Coast to Kapolei.

Contact: Laura M. Lott
808-343-2406 (mobile)

HONOLULU — To better serve patients on the Leeward Coast of Oahu, especially seniors, Kaiser Permanente has announced a free shuttle that will run from Nanakuli to its new state-of-the-art West Oahu Medical Office in Kapolei. The shuttle will run Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings starting September 8.

“There’s been an overwhelmingly positive response from our Leeward Coast area members to the new West Oahu Medical Office,” said Greg Christian, Hawaii Market president, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals. “We are committed to helping members make a smooth transition to this new state-of-the-art facility and offering free transportation will help our patients, especially the ‘kupuna,’ receive the care and services they need.”

Kaiser Permanente members who have appointments at West Oahu Medical Office or are using other services such as pharmacy, radiology, or laboratory, may use the shuttle service Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.

Kaiser Permanente has also worked with local officials to have a bus stop relocated directly across the street and in front of the new West Oahu Medical Office, making it easier for our patients who use public transportation.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve almost 12.5 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health.