Behavioral Health Services

Welcome to WHC’s Behavioral Health Services, or Kukui, located at our Hale Ola ʻAlua site. We recognize that the treatment and recovery of your physical health can be impacted by high levels of stress in your life or your emotional state. We’re here to help. We work with WHC physicians and other staff to bring you the best coordinated care possible. You can meet with us one-on-one, with your partner or family, or in a group to help address your concerns.

Common Concerns

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Recovery from Trauma or Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Substance Use Problems
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Parenting
  • Caregiver Support

Common Health-Related Concerns

  • Diabetes Care
  • Chronic Pain
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight Management
  • Cancer Care
  • Sleeping Issues
  • Heart Disease

Substance Use Treatment

WHC provides outpatient substance use therapy.  Behavioral health staff work closely with WHC physicians for those that are interested and a good fit for office based medication assisted treatment for alcohol and opioid use disorders.  Medication assisted treatment is the use of medication and therapy to reduce withdrawal symptoms and therefore increase rates of successful treatment.  For patients needing more intensive services, such as intensive outpatient or residential drug treatment, our behavioral health care coordinator can assist with the referral process.


WHC Kukui programs help patients understand, cope with, and overcome behavioral health concerns. Programs are offered in group and individual sessions and are held based on availability. Patient groups offered in the past include:

  • Diabetes Support Group
  • Hoʻoluʻolu Chronic Pain Management Group
  • Tobacco/Smoking Cessation Program
  • Depression Group
  • Parents’ Group
  • Kids’ Group

Please contact us directly if interested in a particular program.

All patient records and services are kept and provided with the strictest confidence. The personal information you share is completely confidential unless you sign a release form or if the law requires disclosure.