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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 (808/822-9393) and Dr. Terry Allen, 4366 Kukui Grove St., Ste. 24, Lihue (www.lihue-dental.com; 808/378-4754 weekdays 8:30am–5pm; after hours, 808/651-8404).

Doctors—Walk-ins are accepted from 8am to 7pm daily (except Jan. 1, Thanksgiving, and Dec. 25) at the Kauai Urgent Care Clinic (808/245-1532), 4484 Pahee St., Lihue. The non-urgent-care Kauai Medical Clinic (808/245-1500), part of the Wilcox Memorial Hospital complex at 3-3420 Kuhio Hwy., makai side (at Ehiku St.), Lihue, 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. (808/742-1621); Kapaa, 4-1105 Kuhio Hwy., mauka side, in the Kapaa Shopping Center (808/822-3431); and Eleele, 4382 Waialo Rd. (808/335-0499). Hale Lea Medicine, 2460 Oka St. (at Kilauea Rd.), in Kilauea (808/828-2885), serves the North Shore, with urgent care and appointments offered 8am to 7pm weekdays and 9am to 5pm weekends.

Emergencies—Dial 911 for police, fire, or ambulance service.

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

Internet Access—Numerous cafes (including three Starbucks outlets in Poipu, Lihue, and Kapaa; www.starbucks.com) offer free Wi-Fi hotspots; many hotels offer free Wi-Fi in public areas and, if not free, for a fee in rooms. All Hawaii public libraries have free Wi-Fi but require a library card ($10 nonresidents, good for 3 months). Local branches are in Hanapepe, Kapaa, Koloa, Lihue, Princeville, and Waimea; all are closed Sunday. For details on locations, hours, and reserving a personal computer with Wi-Fi, see http://librarieshawaii.org (click on “How Do I...”).

Police—For non-emergencies, call 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 800/275-8777.

Weather—For current weather conditions and forecasts, call the National Weather Service at 808/245-6001. For the daily ocean report, including high surf advisories and other alerts, 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.