About Us

The Adult Mental Health Division is one of four Divisions within the Behavioral Health Administration of the Hawaii State Department of Health.

The Mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve health and the environment for all people in Hawaii.


Healthy Communities, Healthy Islands, Healthy People

AMHD services are provided in state operated facilities (Community Mental Health Centers) located statewide, at the Hawaii State Hospital on Oahu, and through purchase-of-service contracts with private and non-profit service providers.


Branches and Sections

AMHD includes the following seven branches and respective sections:

  1. Hawaii State Hospital
  2. Kauai Community Mental Health Center Branch
    • Treatment Service Section
      • Kauai Clinic
    • Rehabilitation Service Section
      • Friendship House Clubhouse
  3. Oahu Community Mental Health Center Branch
    • Forensic Service Section
    • Treatment Service Sections and Clinics
      • Central/Leeward Oahu (Leeward Health Center building)
      • Wahiawa Unit
      • Makaha Unit
      • East Honolulu (Lanakila Health Center building)
      • West Honolulu
      • Windward
    • Rehabilitation Service Sections
      • Waipahu Aloha Clubhouse
      • Kauhale Lahilahi, The Makaha Clubhouse
      • Diamond Head Clubhouse
      • Hale O Honolulu Clubhouse
      • Ko’olau Clubhouse
  4. Maui Community Mental Health Center Branch (includes Molokai and Lanai)
    • Treatment Service Sections and Clinics
      • Maui Clinic Section
      • Lanai Service Section
      • Molokai Service Section
    • Rehabilitation Service Section
      • Hale O Lanakila
  5. Hawaii Island Community Mental Health Center Branch
    • Forensic Service Section
    • Treatment Service Sections and Clinics
      • East Hawaii Clinic Section
      • Puna Unit
      • North Hawaii Unit (Honokaa)
      • North Hawaii Unit (Kamuela/Waimea)
      • West Hawaii Clinic Section
      • Ka’u Unit
    • Rehabilitation Service Sections
      • Hale ‘Oluea Clubhouse
      • Kona Paradise Club
  6. Court Evaluation Branch
  7. Performance, Information, Evaluation and Research Branch
    • Communications, Consumer Affairs and Training
    • Community Programs
    • Financial Resource Management
    • Performance Improvement/Utilization Management
    • Planning and Evaluation


Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Planning Executive Group (SPEG) identified four priority themes to guide the AMHD 2021 – 2025 Strategic Plan for the future, including:

  1. Telehealth
  2. Integrated services (primary and behavioral health
  3. Evidence-based practices using data-driven decision making
  4. Special populations