Family Guidance Centers
Youth who have serious emotional and/or behavioral challenges may access intensive mental health services with a Family Guidance Center (FGC). They will need to enroll at an FGC located in the school district of their home school. Upon enrollment, they are assigned an FGC Mental Health Care Coordinator (MHCC). Youth may often supplement these services with School-Based Behavioral Health (SBBH) services and supports from the Department of Education (DOE).
There is an FGC located on every island. Please refer to the list below and contact the center nearest you.
- Hawaii County (Big Island): East Hawaii Family Guidance Center (Hilo) and West Hawaii Family Guidance Center (Waimea)
- Kauai County: Kauai Family Guidance Center (Lihue)
- Maui County: Maui Family Guidance Center (Wailuku, Lahaina, Lanai, and Molokai)
- Honolulu County: Central Oahu Family Guidance Center (Pearl City Office and Kaneohe Office), Honolulu Oahu Family Guidance Center, and Leeward Oahu Family Guidance Center
CAMHD also provides mental health assessments and treatment services for youth at the Detention Home and the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility. To access these services, please contact the Family Court Liaison Branch located on Oahu.
To contact a health care professional in a specific location, please contact the Central Administrative Office at (808) 733-9333.
Last reviewed on August 14, 2020