Informational Resources

Screening Programs

All parents want healthy babies. Unfortunately, some children are born with rare but serious conditions in their body chemistry. If not discovered early, poor physical and mental development, and even death, may occur. To make sure infants at risk are identified, the state of Hawaii requires screening of all newborns for certain genetic/metabolic disorders. If found and treated before symptoms appear, babies born with these disorders may lead a normal, healthy life.

Hawai‘i Genetics  Program

(808) 733-9055 or go to the following websites:

Hawaii Genetics

Newborn Screening

National Newborn Screening & Genetics Resource Center

Newborn Screening Oregon

Post Partum Depression

Prenatal and Postpartum Depression Support in Hawai‘i