Public Health Emergency (PHE) Unwinding Information for Families and Providers
The Public Health Emergency (PHE) is ending in May 2023 and this can affect Med-QUEST coverage and healthcare. We are here to support providers and families with these changes. Please click on the link above for more information.

Children and Youth with Special Health Needs Section promotes family-centered, community based comprehensive, coordinated care for children and youth with special health care needs from 0-20 years.

Children with Special Health Needs Program
Children with Special Health Needs Program (CSHNP) provides care coordination, social work, nutrition, and other services for children with special health care needs age 0-21 years with chronic medical conditions.   It serves children who have or may have long-term or chronic health conditions that require specialized medical care, and their families.

CSHNP Services

  • Information and referral
  • Service coordination related to medical specialty care
  • Nutrition services
  • Hearing and vision special services
  • Transition to Adult Health Care
  • Neurology, cardiac, and nutrition clinics on Neighbor Islands
  • Limited financial assistance for specialty care related to the child’s condition (if family meets income limit)
    • Medical specialist office visits
    • Laboratory tests
    • X-rays, EKG, EEG
    • Prescription medications
    • Hearing aids and related services
    • Travel and lodging expenses for Neighbor Island children requiring medical services on another island

Who are eligible for services?

Eligible children and youth must:

  • Be under age 21 years
  • Reside in Hawaii
  • Have a chronic health condition that has lasted (or may last) at least one year
  • Needs specialized medical care
  • Examples of eligible conditions: cerebral palsy, complex cardiac (heart) conditions, hearing loss, inborn errors of metabolism, seizure disorders, etc.
  • Examples of conditions and services that are NOT eligible: ADHD, autism, cochlear implants, glasses, learning disabilities, mental health conditions, surgery, most medications, etc.

Please call us if you have questions about eligible conditions and services.

To receive financial assistance families must meet family income limits
CSHNP Brochure 2022
Frequently Asked Questions
CSHNP Referral Form (PDF)
CSHNP Referral Form (fillable)

For information or referral, call:
Children with Special Health Needs Program
741 Sunset Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone (or TTY): 808-733-9055
Fax: 808-733-9068

Call Toll-free from Neighbor Island to Oahu:

From Kauai – (808) 274-3141 ext 39055#
From Maui – (808) 984-2400 ext 39055#
From Hawaii – (808) 974-4000 ext 39055#
From Molokai/Lanai – 1-800-468-4644  ext 39055#

Island Location
Children with Special Health Needs
3040 Umi Street
Lihue, HI 96766
Children with Special Health Needs
54 South High Street, Rm 415
Wailuku, HI 96793
East Hawaii
Children with Special Health Needs
75 Aupuni St, rm 105
Hilo, HI 96720
West Hawaii
Children with Special Health Needs
79-1015 Haukapila Street
Kealakekua, HI 96750