Health Care

Receiving adequate care during and after pregnancy, and ensuring your child receives adequate care after he/she is born is one of the most important things you can do to keep your family healthy.

Whether you are looking for health insurance; need resources to help you find affordable care; or are looking for information and resources on the different health insurance options available to you and your family, visit our Information Resources for details.

Looking for health insurance?
Visit the Health Insurance Marketplace or call 1-800-318-2596 to prepare for open enrollment and ultimately sign up for private health insurance. This tool will help you understand health plan choices and select the coverage that best suits your needs when open enrollment in the new Health Insurance Marketplace begins October 1, 2013.

QUEST and Medicaid Fee-for-Service programs
Special provisions allow pregnant women access to prenatal care and medical services through pregnancy and 60 days after childbirth. Pregnant women must meet the other requirements of the QUEST or Medicaid FFS Programs. Coverage includes prenatal care, necessary tests, labor and delivery costs, hospital charges and doctor or certified nurse-midwife charges. Medical services for the newborn will also be covered. Call or visit the Med-QUEST eligibility office in your area.


Where can I get insurance for my child?

Hawaii State Department of Human Services
QUEST and QExA are free health insurance programs for eligible children and youths administered by Med-QUEST. 

HMSA Children's Plan
Provides affordable health insurance to children (between one month and 19 years) who don’t qualify for QUEST or Medicaid Fee-for-Service. For more information call 948-5555 (Oahu) or 1-800-620-4672 (Neighbor Islands).

University Health Insurance Plans (Dependent coverage for students)
The University of Hawaii, Chaminade University, Hawaii Pacific University, and BYU all offer Student Health Insurance Plans. Prices vary depending on the number of dependents.


Preventive health services covered at no charge starting July 1, 2012:

All services must be covered under an HMSA health plan and received from an HMSA participating provider. 

  • Annual well-woman exams (pelvic examination, Pap smear screening, and clinical breast exam)
  • Gestational diabetes screening for women betwee 24-28 weeks of pregnancy and at their first prenatal visit if they are at high risk for diabetes 
  • HPV DNA testing every three years for women age 30 and older who are at high risk for cervical cancer 
  • Annual counseling and screening for sexually active women
  • Certain prescribed contraceptive methods and counseling
  • Breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling from a trained physician or midwife during pregnancy and postpartum, and purchase of breastfeeding equipment
  • Annual screening and counseling for interpersonal and domestic violence