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Hawaii WIC Office

The Hawaii WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program is handled by the Department of Health. This state agency can help you with questions or issues with WIC including how to apply, what is required to be eligible for Hawaii WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the Hawaii Department of Health, we suggest you verify what documents you should bring with you to make sure they have all the information they need to help determine your eligibility. This page provides the Hawaii WIC office number and office hours.

The Hawaii WIC program aims to assist low-income and nutritionally at risk women who are pregnant, women who are currently breastfeeding (up to infant's 1st birthday), nonbreastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends), infants (up to 1st birthday) and children up to their fifth birthday. Benefits that are provided to participants through the Hawaii WIC program includes supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, counseling at WIC clinics, screening and referrals for other health reasons, welfare and social services.

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If you are planning to move out of state, Hawaii WIC participants can still receive their benefits until the certification period expires as long as there is proof that they received WIC benefits in Hawaii. Before you move, it is recommended that you contact the local WIC office. In most cases, the state agency will provide you with a special card that proves you participated in the Hawaii WIC Program. When you have moved, the next step would be to call the WIC office in the state you moved to and schedule an appointment. Make sure to bring the special card to your appointment to show proof you received benefits from the Hawaii WIC program.

  • WIC Office Location

    235 South Beretania Street Suite 701
    Honolulu, HI 96813

  • WIC Office Phone Number

    The number to call this state agency is 888-820-6425 or 808-586-8175. Their fax number is 808-586-8189.

  • WIC Online Website

    To view the website for the Hawaii WIC program, click here.

  • Approved Food List

    Find out what foods you can purchase by viewing the Hawaii WIC approved food list.

Can I apply for benefits at a WIC Hawaii office?

The WIC Hawaii office is where you need to go to apply for program benefits. In order to qualify for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, you must speak with a representative in person. When you are ready to apply for WIC, you first need to call a specific phone number to schedule your meeting. Keep in mind that the Oahu WIC service line is different than the number you call if you live on another island. You must schedule this appointment with the proper service center before you can receive WIC benefits.

How do I qualify for WIC Hawaii benefits?

WIC eligibility in Hawaii is based largely on your household income level. Specifically, your family earnings need to be within 185 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). If you meet this income requirement, your local WIC office will also check if you meet the program’s categorical requirement. To receive benefits, you must qualify as one of the following individuals:

  • A pregnant woman
  • A woman who recently had a baby or who is breastfeeding
  • A parent of a child who is younger than five years of age and is at nutritional risk

Additionally, make sure that you only submit a WIC application in your home state. You may not receive program benefits from a WIC office in a state where you are not currently living.

What benefits are available to me at WIC Hawaii locations?

Once your Hawaii WIC application is approved, you may be able to begin receiving benefits. These benefits are designed to promote overall health and wellness in enrollees. Some of the specific WIC services you could qualify to receive include:

  • An electronic benefits transfer card (EBT), called eWIC, which you can use to buy groceries.
  • Support and tools to help facilitate breastfeeding.
  • Referrals to social service programs and medical care providers.

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