Bay Clinic, Inc. is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) network of eight locations serving East Hawai'i families since 1983. We provide quality, affordable, and community directed health care to thousands of Big Island residents regardless of insurance status. We offer comprehensive primary medical, behavioral health, and dental care to our community.
Bay Clinic is the largest FQHC on Hawai'i Island and the second largest in the state. We are one of the leading employers in East Hawai'i and a major contributor to Hawai'i Island's economy. As a learning institution, we also support health workforce development on Hawai'i Island through our residency programs.
We proudly serve our East Hawai'i communities with accessible, affordable, comprehensive, and high-quality health care services.
Kea'au, formerly known as Ola'a, is located in the eastern part of the Big Island in the Puna District. The town is surrounded by an Ohia forest, and nearby are black-sand beaches and a plethora of botanical gardens. The town's 20-hectare greenhouse Pacific Floral Exchange and Hi'iaka Healing Herb Garden are the most visited.
Take a dip in Puna’s coastal geothermal baths, heated below the earth by Kilauea’s steam. Explore the 12-mile string of beach parks, with everything from scenic hikes to snorkeling in shallow tide pools. Stop off at Pahoa, a former mill town with an inviting boardwalk housing eclectic shops and eateries; if it’s a weekend, detour to the roadside Makuu Farmers Market and stock up on roasted macadamia nuts and local produce. Another major attraction is Lava Tree State Monument, where a lava flow swept through an ohia forest in 1790, leaving otherworldly lava molds in its path.