Health and Wellness

Aloha from the Punahou Health Center. Our health program makes every effort to attend to each student’s physical and psychological health, to prevent disease or to control its spread, to maintain satisfactory community hygiene and safety, and to administer first aid for injuries that may occur during the school day.

The Thurston and Kosasa Health Centers are equipped to handle illness and first aid for all students, and are staffed by registered nurses. On school days, the Thurston Health Center is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and the Kosasa Health Center from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Updated Health Policies for School Year 2024 – 2025

The Punahou School Health Policy was revised for the 2024 – 2025 school year with ongoing focus on maintaining the health and wellness of the School community with simplified protocols and processes. In accordance with current CDC and Department of Health guidelines, this includes a uniform approach to return to campus policies for respiratory illnesses. The policy emphasizes the stay-at-home policy for those with illness, with simplified, symptom-based guidelines for readmission, and attention to measures to monitor for and reduce the incidence and spread of illness.

Punahou encourages all members of our community to stay home if they are not feeling well. We appreciate your assistance in completing student health requirements and adhering to the Punahou School Health Policy to keep our School community safe.

Please see below for links to our health policies, absence reporting app and readmission form, and information on emergency response resources on campus. The complete Punahou School Health Policy may be found in the Parent and Student Handbook on page 44.
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If you have any questions or concerns about the Punahou School Health Policy, please contact or call 808.944.5776.
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