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Health Department
WIC



WIC
Women, Infants, Children



WIC Clinic Hours:

Tuesday - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

1st Saturday of month - 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (except on Holiday weekends)

 

WIC Schedule for August

WIC Schedule for September

WIC Schedule for October


What is WIC?



WIC, the Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children, is an important resource in improving the health and nutrition of women, infants, and children during pregnancy and early childhood. Some of the services WIC offers include:


Who is eligible for WIC?

Pregnant women, postpartum women up to 6 months after pregnancy ends (includes miscarriage, stillbirth, adoption, abortion), breastfeeding women until their infant’s first birthday, and infants and children up to age 5.  Pregnant women are encouraged to apply as soon as they find out they are pregnant.  Dads, grandparents and foster parents raising children are also encouraged to apply on behalf of their children.  Families that qualify for Medicaid, SNAP (Food Stamps) or TANF automatically qualify for WIC services and must show proof of enrollment in at least one of these programs.  All other families must meet the income guidelines below.





What are the income guidelines?


Income is defined as money earned in a year before taxes or other deductions are taken out. To be eligible for WIC income cannot exceed the following guidelines.

WIC Income Guidelines
The WIC income guidelines below are effective May 1, 2013
Family Size Weekly Bi-Weekly Twice Monthly Monthly Annual
1 $  409 $  818 $  886 $1,772 $21,257
2 $  552 $1,104 $1,196 $2,392 $28,694
3 $  695 $1,390 $1,506 $3,011 $36,131
4 $  838 $1,676 $1,816 $3,631 $43,568
5 $  981 $1,962 $2,126 $4,251 $51,005
6 $1,124 $2,248 $2,436 $4,871 $58,442


* One pregnant woman is a household of two. A pregnant woman expecting twins is a household of three.
* For military families, certain items such as BAH & Hazard Pay can be deducted or averaged out.  Call the WIC Clinic for details.
For over 6 household members, or if you have any income questions, call your local WIC Clinic at 325-692-1680.



What type of foods can you get through the WIC program?


 

For 100% Breastfeeding Mothers Only:

 

WIC works with local stores to provide these items.

                                                Is WIC successful?

Yes, WIC works. Children lead healthier lives because WIC provides supplemental foods and emphasizes nutrition education during pregnancy, lactation, and early childhood. National studies show that WIC has a positive impact on reducing low birth weight, saving on Medicaid costs and encouraging pregnant women to seek early prenatal care. Studies also show WIC participants consume larger amounts of important nutrients such as iron, protein, calcium, and vitamin C. Children participating in WIC are better immunized and more likely to have a regular source of medical care.

How do you apply for WIC benefits?


A telephone call to set up your appointment is the first step.  You will be asked to bring the following items to your appointment:

 



For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact:



Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District
WIC Program
850 North 6th
Abilene, Texas 79601
(325) 692-1680
wicsun@abilenetx.com





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