FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES
The Family Health Services Division (FHSD) aims to protect, promote, and improve the health and well-being of all women, infants, children, adolescents, and their families throughout Hawaii—especially vulnerable populations. At the Kauai District Health Office, Family Health Services supports a variety of programs throughout the island.
The Family Health Services Division is divided into a Division Administration and three branches: Women Infants and Children (WIC), Children with Special Health Needs (CSHN), and Maternal and Child Health (MCH), each of which is at the Kauai District Health Office. For more information on FHSD, visit their webpage. To view a diagram overview of the FHS Division, click here.
Women Infants and Children (WIC)
Women Infants and Children (WIC) serves clients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or post-partum and children aged 0 – 5 years who meet income guidelines or have a medical or nutrition risk. WIC provides clients with nourishing foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and health and social service referrals. The Kauai WIC office helps families throughout the island. For more information or to see if you qualify, contact the Kauai WIC office at (808) 241-3080. For more information about WIC in Hawaii, visit their webpage.
Children with Special Health Needs (CSHN)
The CSHN program provides services for families with children aged 0 – 21 years who have health conditions that require long term medical care from a medical specialist.
The CSHN program helps these families with support for social services. Families often have many needs that may be hard to navigate. The CSHN program can help find the services that may be available to them. The CSHN program provides case management, coordination, referrals, assistance with insurance, schools, medical travel, and other support. The program also helps teens with special health needs prepare for adult medical and social care as they near adulthood. For more information about the CSHN program visit DOH’s CSHN webpage. For more information about CSHN on Kauai, contact the Kauai District Health Office at (808) 241-3376.
The CSHN Branch also offers free tools and services where you can check your child’s development. These include the Hi’ilei Developmental Screening Program and the Healthy Child Care Hawaii.
CSHN’s Hawaii Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has information on preventing lead poisoning in children.
If you are concerned about a child’s development or would like to make a referral, please call our Early Intervention information and referral line at 808-594-0066 for Oahu or 1-800-235-5477 for Neighbor Islands. To make a referral by fax, please download the EI referral form and instructions.
EI Referral Form (Word)
EI Referral Form (PDF)
Within the CSHN Branch, the Early Intervention Section programs provides services for children 0 – 3 years who have or likely have delays in their development. These may be delays in speech, movement, social development, emotional development, paying attention, dressing self, or other delays as described in the brochure. Services may include speech therapy/language assistance, physical therapy, occupational therapy, care coordination, and more services.
Maternal and Child Health
The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs work through community partnerships to support healthy outcomes for the women, children, and families of Hawaii. Activities include family strengthening, child and adolescent wellness, safe sleep, domestic violence prevention, tobacco, alcohol, and drug addiction prevention, child abuse prevention, sexual assault prevention, perinatal support, unintended pregnancy prevention, and other programs. For more information on MCH programs on Kauai contact (808) 241-3565 or visit DOH’s MCH webpage.
Family Health Services Division Programs
Family Health Services also has programs at the division level. Programs include improving oral and dental health, primary and rural healthcare, early childhood development, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, pregnancy risk monitoring systems (PRAMS) surveillance, and others. For more information on the availability of these programs on Kauai, contact the Kauai District Health Office – Family Health Services Section at (808) 241-3565.
Kauai District Health Office
3040 Umi St.
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 241- 3565
Office Hours: 7:45am – 4:30pm
*The Family Health Services office is located in the one-story building.