McKenna Recovery Center

Ke Ala Pono - The Right Path to recovery

Private Outpatient Addiction Treatment

The McKenna Recovery Center

Ke Ala Pono - Hilo

140 Puueo St.   Hilo, HI 96720
Tel:  808.969.7577  Fax:  808.934-0497 

The Hilo program started in 1999 as an Adolescent Treatment Program and has since grown to meet community requests to serve the adult population.  In Hilo area high schools, administrators call upon our Hilo Program Director when they identify students who need attention for substance abuse issues, and Ke Ala Pono Hilo is well recognized for our high standard of care.  With the expertise of many years of experience providing treatment for substance abuse and addiction with both behavioral health skills and protocol, as well as the medical profession to address detoxification from opioids such as Vicodin, Oxy's, Percocet, methadone, heroin, and any co-occurring psychiatric condtions.  

We are careful to prescribe psychiatric medication that does not contradict the needs of a patient struggling with addiction.

Education, Relapse Prevention, Family Issues, and Individual counseling are a part of our treatment protocol for you and your loved ones

Adolescent Girl's Track  *  Adolescent Boy's Track

Men's Track  *  Women's Track

The Working Person's Track

Medical Director
  Gerald J. McKenna, M.D., FASAM, DLFAPA
Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine 

Ke Ala Pono Hilo Clinical Director
 Dayna Gaitan, CSAC, BA, MA, started her career with us as a CSAC intern and continued her education while working full-time.
She has completed her Masters in Counseling Psychology and has been an asset to our organization;
a dedicated professional who is excellent in developing rapport with her patients, 
as well as collaborating with other care providers involved in a patient's health.


Treatment Team:

Nikki Kelii, Intake Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
Ferdinand Viernes, MSW 
Melissa Tucker Anglese, Substance Abuse Counselor working towards Masters in Counseling Psychology at UH
while gaining experience for CSAC

Mail:  P.O. Box 10648 . Hilo, HI 96721

We are participating providers with the following insurance:  HMSA, HMSA Quest, UHA, Kaiser, Kaiser Preferred, Aloha Care, & HMAA.

Call for other insurance and or cash program finance plans.

Copyright 2016

Accredited by COA


Returning the patient to health on ke ala pono, the right path for recovery.


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