Hawaii: Health & Disability Programs

Hawaii Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Services Administration’s Adult Mental Health Division
This division provides statewide mental health services for patients experiencing emotional or behavioral problems that interfere with daily functioning in work, family, social, and school settings; services include inpatient and outpatient care, case management, respite and rehabilitation services for adults with serious mental illness, and a consumer advocate service to assist with mental health issues.
1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 256
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
(808) 586-4770
Hawaii Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Services Administration’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD)
ADAD strives to promote a statewide culturally appropriate and comprehensive system of services to meet the treatment and recovery needs of individuals and families; treatment services have priority admission for pregnant women and injection drug users.
601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 360
Kapolei, HI 96707
(808) 692-7506
Hawaii Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Services Administration’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD)
The mission of CAMHD is to provide effective and timely mental health prevention, assessment, and treatment services to children and youth with behavioral and emotional challenges and their families. Mental health services are provided to children and youth through a system of care that includes school-based services provided by the Department of Education (DOE), as well as an array of more intensive mental health services contracted by CAMHD.
627 Kilauea Avenue, Room 101
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
(808) 733-9333
Hawaii Department of Health’s Children with Special Health Needs (CSHN) Branch
The CSHN Branch’s Children with Special Health Needs Community Section includes: The Children with Special Health Needs program, Newborn Metabolic Screening, Preschool Developmental Screening, and the Hawaii Lions Foundation Uninsured-Underinsured Fund for Hearing and Vision Services.  The Early Intervention Section includes the Inclusion Project (provides support to families for the inclusion of their children with developmental delays in childcare settings such as community pre-schools, daycare centers, and family childcare programs), Keiki Care Project (provides training, technical assistance, and support for children 3 to 5 years of age with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges enrolled in preschools, family childcare homes, and other community-based early childhood programs), Keiki Tech (provides assistive technology devices to children with developmental delays), Newborn Hearing Screening Program, Baby HEARS Project (screening of infants for hearing loss), and the Respite Program (provides funds for respite care for families with ongoing caregiving responsibilities for a child with special needs). The Genetics Program includes the Sickle Cell Disease Project and the Western States Genetic Services Collaborative Project. Other projects include the Hawaii Birth Defects Program (provides statewide data on birth defects and adverse reproductive outcomes), the Healthy Child Care Hawaii Project (promotes the safety and health of young children in child care), the Hilopa’a Project, and the Screening Task Force.
1250 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 733-9055
Hawaii Department of Health’s Community Health Division’s Chronic Disease Management and Control Branch
Programs of this branch include:  Asthma Control, Breast and Cervical Cancer Control, Comprehensive Cancer Control, Diabetes Prevention and Control, and Tobacco Prevention and Education. This branch has also developed two reports on the cardiovascular disease burden in Hawaii.
1250 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone (808) 586-4400
Hawaii Department of Health’s Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD)
DDD  develops, administers, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates a system of supports and services for people  with developmental disabilities.  Under DDD, the Community Personal Assistance Services and Supports (CPASS) Grant facilitates participation of self-advocates and their communities in Statewide personal assistance service systems change and promotion of consumer-directed service models through community councils and customized training and technical assistance.
1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 463
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-5840
Hawaii Department of Health’s Executive Office on Aging (EOA)
EOA’s services include Healthy Aging Partnership, a statewide public-private partnership committed to improving the health and well-being of residents, offering evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs including the EnhancedFitness Program and the Ke Ola Pono “Living Well” Disease Self-Management Programs on Chronic Disease, Arthritis, and Diabetes Self-Management.   Other services include Senior Medicare Patrol Hawaii, a volunteer-based program to ensure Medicare is not billed for health care services, medical supplies, and equipment not received; Sage PLUS Program, which provides free health insurance information, education, counseling, and a referral service for people receiving Medicare; the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, which provides information, outreach, and advocacy for residents of long-term care facilities;  in-home and community-based services including adult day care, assisted transportation, attendant care, case management, chore services, congregate meals, home delivered meals, homemaker/housekeeper services, information and assistance, legal assistance, nutrition education, personal care, and transportation; and the Family Caregiver Support Program, which provides support services to family caregivers such as information, assistance, individual counseling, support groups and training, respite, and supplemental services.
250 South Hotel Street, Suite 406
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-0100
Hawaii Department of Health’s Executive Office on Aging’s Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
ADRC provides long term care information and services for older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers who need help in caring for a family member or loved ones.  Hawai’i and Honolulu Counties served as the original ADRC pilot sites; the Hawai’i County ADRC model is a physical site located in Hilo, which is open to the public for information and assistance on services such as adult day care, transportation, Medicaid assistance, legal aid, respite care, and other programs in the community for elders and people with disabilities.  The Honolulu ADRC pilot site is a virtual model, which is a comprehensive resource website; in addition to this online access, consumers can contact any local ADRC site operated by the county area agencies on aging in person or by phone for further assistance.
Standard Finance Building
715 South King Street, Suite 200
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-0100
Hawaii Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind Branch
VR’s Services for the Blind Branch provides rehabilitation and related services for people who are blind and visually impaired, including education for the understanding and prevention of blindness, vocational rehabilitation services leading to job placement, low vision clinic examinations (includes the fitting of special optical aids and appliances to maximize residual vision), and training in blindness skills to help consumers achieve independence and success in their vocations and lives.  Instructional Services include orientation and mobility, Braille, computers and other communication skills development, life skills, personal and home management, shop classes, and adjustment to blindness group discussions. VR also provides services to people who are deaf or hard of hearing statewide.
601 Kamokila Boulevard #515
Kapolei, HI 96707
(808) 692-7715