About CARE

CARE Hawaii is a behavioral healthcare organization providing a variety of behavioral health services throughout the State of Hawaii. Services are provided to individuals throughout the lifespan, from infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood to senior citizens. People with serious mental illness, developmental delays, and addictions are all served by CARE Hawaii. Services are typically provided in the individual’s home and community, or through one of CARE’s residential programs.

Many services are funded by and overseen by contracts with the State of Hawaii and the Federal government. Services are also funded through various insurance companies.

CARE’s staff include psychiatrists, registered nurses, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family counselors, counselors, behavioral specialists, case managers, and personal service workers.

CARE’s offices are located in Honolulu on the island of Oahu; Lihue on the island of Kauai, Kahului on the island of Maui, and Hilo and Kona on the island of Hawaii.

CARE Hawaii's Vision...
Every child, adolescent, adult, and their family/significant other in Hawaii will have the maximum opportunity to reach their potential in all spheres of their lives.

CARE Hawaii's Mission...
CARE Hawaii’s mission is to provide a comprehensive array of behavioral health services to promote the physical, emotional, social, spiritual, recreational, and educational development of all identified consumers and their families/significant others.

CARE Hawaii's Philosophy...
CARE Hawaii’s philosophy is that consumers of behavioral health services may be empowered to fully integrate into the community. CARE Hawaii believes that recovery and wellness are attainable for all consumers and that consumers thrive best when receiving services based on evidence based best practices. CARE is dedicated to employing providers who are trained and skilled in evidence based practices and to providing ongoing training, supervision, and quality assurance activities as well as providing an effective and accountable administrative support structure for service delivery.

CARE History
CARE Hawaii was begun in 1999 to provide behavioral health services, to the children and adolescents of Hawaii. Drs. Dennis and Tina McLaughlin, and Dr. David Roscoe cofounded the company. In 200 Dr. Ropscoe returned to his private practice, and Drs. Dennis and Tina McLaughlin continued to direct the company and expanded its services to the adult population. Over the next 10 years CARE developed programs for adults with severe mental illness, adults and adolescents with addictions, infants through children aged 3 with potential developmental disabilities, and the individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities. The services grew to be provided on all islands of Hawaii, and the workforce expnded to include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, registered nurses, case managers, mental health workers and mental health technicians. Sadly, in 2010, Dr. Dennis McLaughlin passed away. CARE still benefits from his strong interest and direction in developing and implementing best practices and evaluating the quality of services provided. Today, Care Hawaii continues to be a vibrant provider of behavioral health services throughout the islands of Hawaii under the leadership of Dr. Tina McLaughlin.

CARE Hawaii is committed to maintaining privacy and understands the importance of safeguarding a participant’s personal health information. We are required by Federal Law to maintain the privacy of health information that identifies you or that could be used to identify you. Information regarding your health care is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA). We will not use or disclose personal health information without consent, except as described in our notice of Privacy Practices.

No one shall be excluded from or be denied access to services based on race, color, age, gender, physical or mental handicap, religious creed, national origin or political views.

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Where to Find Us:

CARE Hawaii

875 Waimanu St

Honolulu, HI 96813 


Phone: 808 533-3936

Office Hours

8:00am - 5:00pm

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