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FastFacts Kauai

Dentists--Emergency dental care is available from Dr. Mark A. Baird, 4–9768 Kuhio Hwy. (at Keaka Rd.), Kapaa (tel. 808/822-9393), and Dr. Michael Furgeson, 4347 Rice St., Lihue (tel. 808/246-6960).

Doctors--Walk-ins are accepted from 8am to 2pm daily for the Kauai Medical Clinic’s Urgent Care Clinic (tel. 808/245-1532), part of the Wilcox Memorial Hospital complex at 3-3420 Kuhio Hwy. (makai side, at Ehiku St.), Lihue. The clinic’s non-urgent-care facility (tel. 808/245-1500)is open for appointments 8am to 5pm weekdays and 8am to noon Saturday; Kauai Medical Clinic also has branches, with varying hours, in Koloa, 5371 Koloa Rd. (tel. 808/742-1621); Kapaa, mauka side of Kuhio Highway, north of Kuamoo Road (tel. 808/822-3431); and Eleele, 4392 Waialo Rd. (tel. 808/335-0499). Hale Lea Medicine, 2460 Oka St. (at Kilauea Rd.), in Kilauea (tel. 808/828-2885), serves the North Shore, with appointments offered 9am to 5pm weekdays and 9am to 1pm Saturday.

Emergencies--Dial tel. 911 for police, fire, and ambulance service.

Hospitals--Wilcox Memorial Hospital, 3-3420 Kuhio Hwy. (makai side, at Ehiku St.), Lihue (tel. 808/245-1100), has emergency services (tel. 808/245-1010) available 24 hours a day, as do the smaller Mahelona Memorial Hospital, 4800 Kawaihau Rd., Kapaa (www.smmh.hhsc.org; tel. 808/823-4166), and Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, 4643 Waimea Canyon Dr. (www.kvmh.hhsc.org; tel. 808/338-9431).

Internet Access--Numerous cafes (including Kauai’s four Starbucks outlets; www.starbucks.com) offer free Wi-Fi hotspots; many hotels offer free Wi-Fi in public areas or for a fee in rooms. All Hawaii public libraries have free Wi-Fi but require a library card ($10 nonresidents, good for 3 months). Kauai’s branches are in Hanapepe, Kapaa, Koloa, Lihue, Princeville, and Waimea; all are closed Sunday. See http://librarieshawaii.org for details on locations, hours, and reserving a personal computer with Wi-Fi (click on “Services”).

Police--For non-emergencies, call tel. 808/241-1711.

Post Office--The main post office is at 4441 Rice St., Lihue, open 8am to 4pm weekdays and 9am to 1pm Saturday; hours vary at the 14 other offices across the island. To find the one nearest you, visit www.usps.com or call tel. 800/275-8777.

Weather--For current weather conditions and forecasts, call the National Weather Service at tel. 808/245-6001. For the daily ocean report, including surf advisories, visit www.kauaiexplorer.com/ocean_report.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.