The Public Health Nursing section is focused on achieving their mission—through excellence in public health nursing practice, we will empower communities to support a healthier, safer, and higher quality of life for all.
Public health nursing is the practice of promoting and protecting the health of populations using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences.

Public Health Nursing

Public Health Nurses provide the following services:

Facilitate healthy lifestyles and disease prevention across the lifespan of target populations.
Partner with communities to improve their health based on their needs.
Plan for and respond to disasters and public health emergencies.
Prevent and treat the spread of communicable diseases such as Tuberculosis, Hansen’s disease, and vaccine preventable diseases.
Offer health consultation to public and private schools, preschools, and childcare facilities.
Request for Nursing Services Form

Tuberculosis (TB) Clearance:

Form TB-1 needs to be completed (2 pages) and delivered to the Public Health Nursing section of the Kauai District Health Office or faxed to (808) 241-3556. Copies of Form TB-1 are available outside the Public Health Nursing section of the Kauai District Health Office or may be printed at home.
After submitting a complete Form TB-1 to the PHN section, public health nurses will review Form TB-1 to determine if a TB skin test is needed or risk assessment for clearance. Based on the review, you will receive a phone call from staff to schedule a TB test or pick up your TB clearance letter.
TB Skin tests are by appointment only — Public Health Nursing staff from KDHO will call you to schedule a TB test after submission of Form TB-1.

    Bring photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
    For minors, a legal guardian needs to complete and sign Form TB-1 and accompany minor to the clinic
    Must be able to return to the clinic for TB Skin test reading for clearance letter

Form TB-1
Other TB Testing sites throughout the state

Kauai HIV / STI Prevention Program

The The Kauai HIV / STI Prevention Program’s services include:

 Provide individual, culturally appropriate, and client-centered counseling and support including risk-reduction plans for patients diagnosed with STI/HIV and their sex or needle-sharing partners.
 Perform notification of patients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis.
 Provide voluntary, confidential notification and referral to medical services of sex and needle-sharing partners of patients infected with HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis.

 Provide FREE HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis screening for partners of those who tested positive.

 Refer to providers for medications for patients who are infected with chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
 Assist health care provider in locating their patients for treatment.

 Provide consultation services relating to STI/HIV for the medical community and the public.
 Coordinate training in partner management and clinical updates for healthcare providers.

 Coordinate STI/HIV intervention activities with community health agencies and health care providers.
 Assist in monitoring trends in HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis infections to enable the implementation of prevention and control measures before an outbreak occurs or to identify and implement intervention needs of populations at-risk.

Public Health Nursing
Kauai District Health Office
3040 Umi St.
Lihue, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 241-3387
Fax: (808) 241-3556
Office Hours: 7:45am – 4:30pm
*Public Health Nursing is on the first floor of the two-story building