Update Regarding WIC Offices During the Federal Government Shutdown
WIC clinics are operating normally despite the Federal government shutdown. Colorado WIC offices will remain open until further notice.
We want to help you as much as possible while the shutdown is in effect. Please visit www.ColoradoWIC.com or contact your local WIC clinic for updates on the shutdown.
- Do not discard or tear up your eWIC card.
- Keep your WIC appointments. Your local WIC staff can help keep you informed.
- For additional assistance during the shutdown:
- Contact Hunger Free Colorado at hungerfreecolorado.org or call the Hunger Free hotline at (855) 855-4626.
- Check with your county’s SNAP Program (Food Stamps). Enroll if you are eligible.
- Call the Colorado Family Health Line at (800) 688-7777 to learn about other health services available to WIC clients.
WIC de Colorado funcionan normalmente a pesar del cierre de Gobierno Federal. Las oficinas de Colorado WIC permanecerán abiertas.
Queremos ayudarlo de la mejor manera mientras el cierre de gobierno esté en efecto. Por favor visite www.ColoradoWIC.com o contacte a su clínica WIC local para mayores informes para actualizaciones sobre el cierre.
- No tire ni rompa su tarjeta eWIC.
- Conserve sus citas con WIC. El personal local de WIC lo puede ayudar a mantenerse informado.
- Para asistencia alimentaria durante el cierre:
- Contacte Hunger Free Colorado hungerfreecolorado.org o llame a la línea Hunger Free al (855) 855-4626.
- Revise con el programa SNAP de su condado para ver si califica para el Programa de Estampillas y regístrese.
- Llame a la línea d Colorado Family Health al (800) 688-7777 para informarse sobre otros servicios de salud disponibles para clientes de WIC.
WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). WIC is a federally funded nutrition program that provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy foods, and other services free of charge to Colorado families who qualify.
WIC allowable foods:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Cereal and whole grains
- Milk and cheese
- Tofu and soy beverage
- 100% fruit juice
- Peanut butter and beans
- Canned fish
- Baby foods and formula
WIC is for all kinds of families: single and married parents, working and unemployed parents. If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under age 5, and you meet the qualifying criteria, you can apply for WIC.
You can participate if you:
- Live in Colorado
- Are pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum woman, and/or have children up to age of 5 yrs.
- Have family income less than WIC income Guidelines (shown below)
- If you currently get Temporary Assistance for Needy Families(TANF), Food Stamps(SNAP), or Medicaid, you are automatically WIC income eligible. Foster children under age 5 are automatically eligible for WIC.
WIC Income Guidelines
Effective July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
No application is necessary, simply call one of our offices nearest to you to schedule an appointment or inquire about WIC.
For your appointment you will need to bring proof of ID, proof of current income and current physical address, immunization records for children, and the individual/s participating in the program.
Women Infants Children (WIC) Locations
Valley Wide Health Systems, Inc. WIC proudly serves Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Rio Grande, Mineral, and Saguache counties. WIC services can be found at the following locations: