Behavioral Health Services

We’re on this Journey Together:  Awareness and Support are Key


The goal of Hamakua-Kohala Health (HKH) is to serve the total healthcare needs of each patient. In addition to your physical health, we

Dr. Judea McAnesby

recognize that your mental and emotional state can also enhance or hinder your treatment and recovery.

If someone is struggling, they usually don’t struggle alone. When a family member has a mental and/or substance use disorder, the effects are also felt by family and friends who may experience feelings of abandonment, anxiety, fear, anger, concern, embarrassment or guilt.

Dr. Carol Blum

Some may wish to ignore or cut ties with a person, but more often than not, ‘ohana are not ready to go to that extreme. HKH can help individuals and ‘ohana find encouragement and hope, learn to recognize the signs of a problem, and guide those in need to appropriate treatment and recovery support services, like those available at HKH.

Behavioral health is essential to health and one’s overall wellness, prevention works, treatment is effective and people can recover!

HKH providers collaborate to provide whole-person oriented healthcare services and education. We offer integrated treatment for behavioral health, substance use disorder, and tobacco/ vaporizern use concerns.

When everyday challenges are heightened by a personal or family illness,  including chronic medical conditions, you can experience significant anxiety, depression or even a sense of loss. At HKH, we’re here to assist you and your ‘ohana by providing on-site psychological services that can address behavioral health issues and also aide in quicker and more complete recovery from medical illness.

Did you know?

  • In Hawaii, about 3.5% of all adults have serious mental illness and about 9.1% of all youths had at least one major depressive episode.
  • In 2015, suicide surpassed traffic fatalities as the number one cause of death by injury in Hawai’i. The Island of Hawai’i has the highest death by suicide rate in the state.

These are staggering statistics.

Let us work with you on stress management, anxiety, depression and issues of trauma.We can also assist with family well-being including parenting skills and relationship support, and marital and family communication problems. We can provide support for significant life changes or disruptions, grief and loss, physical health maintenance, chronic pain support and other concerns. Together we can establish positive behaviors that support your medical health and psychological well-being.

We look forward to taking this journey with you — together!

Make an appointment today at one of our clinics.

We provide comprehensive primary and preventative healthcare regardless of ability to pay or health insurance status.