- Nutrition Education
- Breastfeeding Education and Support
- High Risk Assessment and Counseling
- Medical Nutrition Screening
- Medical/Social Referrals
- Healthy Supplemental Foods
- Farmers Market
Who can Participate
Women who are pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding, parents, step-parent, guardians and foster parents of infants and children under five years.
All services are free to those who are eligible
There are four requirements in order to qualify:
- Be a pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum woman and/or have an infant or child under 5 years of age.
- Be a resident of El Paso/Hudspeth county
- Be in a household that meets WIC income guidelines
- Have nutritional need. WIC will screen to determine at the time of appointment. Screening consists of: weighing, measuring and checking the iron level of each person applying, asking questions about you and family' s health history and nutrition.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- If I am not a citizen can I apply for WIC?
As long as you reside in the El Paso, Hudspeth county you are eligible to apply for the WIC program.
- If my child was born in the United States, yet currently resides outside of Texas, is my child entitled to get WIC?
No, child must reside in Texas in order to be eligible to apply for Texas WIC.
WIC Programs are available in every state.
What to bring to your WIC appointment
Welcome to WIC flyer
- Bring each person applying for WIC
- Some examples of acceptable proof of residency
- Proof of Income for Everyone in the household
- Immunization record (if available)
- Social Security numbers (if available)
New WIC Food Packages
As of October 2009, Texas WIC food packages underwent a number of changes. Theses modifications consist of:
- Alignment with the National Dietary recommendations
- Better Promotion and Support for the establishment of long term breastfeeding.
- Accommodate cultural food preferences
- Better accommodation for participants with special needs
Clinical Assistants, Senior Office Assistant, Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, Nutritionists, Registered Dieticians, Center Managers, Lactation Consultant
For additional information WIC positions or information on job openings please click here
Pregnant participants or mothers of infant less than one year interested in receiving a free text message on cell phone weekly on information on maternal care or child health please
sign up at:
Additional referrals provided to: 211, Prenatal assistance, Family Planning, Department of Public Health programs, Infant/Child Services, Health and Human Services and more.
Medical Request for Formula and Food
To locate the center nearest to you click here
Hours of operation
After hours (915) 667-3330 or 667-6676
Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing
Mom's Place in Austin, Texas
La Leche League
Where can I use my WIC benefits? Click Here to see the list of participating grocery stores.
- Beaumont Army Medical- Conduct outreach presentations twice a week
- Del Sol Medical- Conduct outreach presentation once a month
- Pregnant Soldiers Workshop conduct outreach presentations on a quarterly basis
- Available for presentations / Health Fairs
Contact: Erica Garcia
- Continue to work on increasing awareness about the WIC program and breastfeeding program among the health care community, schools and day cares.
- Contact local physician offices/hospital settings to raise awareness about the WIC program and maintain and increase our network system.
- Contact local day care facilities to raise awareness about the WIC program and increase our network system.
Mother Friendly Initiatives
- WIC Program is visiting local businesses to raise awareness on Mother Friendly worksites in order to lend support and assistance to those in need.
- Contact: Astrid Lara - Brestfeeding Coordinator