The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a federally-funded nutrition program which provides low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, children less than 5 years old as well as infants health care and nutritional assistance. The state of Hawaii, under the Hawaii Department of Health, operates a successful WIC Program.

The Hawaii WIC Program provides:

  • Nutrition education and counseling
  • Nourishing supplemental foods
  • Breastfeeding promotion and support
  • Referrals to other health and social programs and services

Hawaii WIC Program Eligibility Requirements

In order to qualify for the state’s WIC Program, you must:

  • Be a pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum woman, a child below the age of 5 or an infant
  • Be a resident of the state of Hawaii
  • Have a nutritional risk (to be determined and assessed by a WIC professional)

To make sure that you are eligible for the Hawaii WIC Program, take the WIC prescreening tool. If you think you meet the above requirements, contact your local WIC clinic to make an appointment. At the appointment, you will be asked to bring the following:

  • Proof of identity (birth certificate, driver’s license or state ID)
  • Proof of Hawaii residence (driver’s license, state ID, military housing documents, household utility bill)
  • Proof of income (pay stub, Leave Earning Statement)
  • Child or infant applying for the program
  • Child or infant’s immunization record
  • WIC referral form filled out by your health care provider or if you don’t have a health care provider, download and print the referral form here

For questions and other concerns, visit the Hawaii WIC Program website or call them at (808) 586-8175.