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department of public health

Health Department

Women, Infants and Children

 

Services

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Elegibility

Who can Participate
Women who are pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding, parents, step-parent, guardians and foster parents of infants and children under five years.

WIC services
All services are free to those who are eligible

Qualifications
There are four requirements in order to qualify:

  1. Be a pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum woman and/or have an infant or child under 5 years of age.
  2. Be a resident of El Paso/Hudspeth county
  3. Be in a household that meets WIC income guidelines
  4. 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

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What to bring to your WIC appointment

Welcome to WIC flyer [read more]

What's New?

New WIC Food Packages

As of October 2009, Texas WIC food packages underwent a number of changes. Theses modifications consist of:

  1. Alignment with the National Dietary recommendations
  2. Better Promotion and Support for the establishment of long term breastfeeding.
  3. Accommodate cultural food preferences
  4. Better accommodation for participants with special needs
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Staff

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 [read more]

Community Referrals

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:

http://text4baby.org

Additional referrals provided to: 211, Prenatal assistance, Family Planning, Department of Public Health programs, Infant/Child Services, Health and Human Services and more.

Forms

Medical Request for Formula and Food

WIC Facilities

To locate the center nearest to you click here

Hours of operation

Helpful Numbers/Websites

Nutrition

ChooseMyPlate.gov

Breastfeeding

WIC Program
(915)771-5870
After hours (915) 667-3330 or 667-6676

Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing
(915) 545-6455

Mom's Place in Austin, Texas
1-800-514-6667 La Leche League
1-800-525-3243

WIC Vendors

Where can I use my WIC benefits? Click Here to see the list of participating grocery stores.

Outreach Activities

Monthly
Initiatives
Mother Friendly Initiatives
 
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