WIC Services Offered
- Nutrition education classes
- EBT benefits for healthy foods such as milk, cereal and cheese
- Individualized support for expectant mothers
- Education for new mothers about caring for themselves and their newborns
- Advice and support for keeping your child healthy
- Information about when to immunize your children
- Breastfeeding instruction and support
- Health care and social service referrals
This program has given me a better quality of life. I am very grateful.
Each month Outreach Health Services offers WIC services to more than 35,000 clients in 59 Texas counties.
Eligible participants include middle to low-income women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum or have an infant and/or children younger than five years of age. Also, fathers, step-parents, guardians, and foster parents of infants and children under 5 are welcome to apply for their children. Additional requirements include proof of residency in Texas, household earnings within the WIC Income Guidelines, and proof of identification. Our services are FREE to participants who meet the qualifications!
To start receiving WIC services, call your nearest WIC office to find out if you are eligible to receive WIC and schedule an appointment. You can find the nearest Outreach WIC office by selecting 'WIC Services' on the Outreach locations page. You can find all of the WIC locations in Texas on the WIC locations page.
You requalify by providing income documentation and participating in a short nutritional assessment. The assessment consists of :
- Finger stick (prick) as part of an iron screening
- Height and weight measurements
- Discuss health and diet history with a trained staff in a confidential setting
To renew your WIC card, call your nearest WIC office and schedule an appointment. You can find the nearest Outreach WIC office by selecting 'WIC Services' on the Outreach locations page. You can find all of the WIC locations in Texas on the WIC locations page.
To get you vaccination records, you need to contact the WIC location where you received the immunizations. You can find all of the WIC locations in Texas on the WIC locations page.
The length of time you can be on WIC depends on the age of the children for children and if you are pregnant or nursing for adults.
Infants and Children
- Infants are eligible WIC until their first birthday, then must re-qualify.
- Children age 5 and under are eligible for WIC.
- Children must re-qualify for WIC every 12 months.
Pregnant Women and Mothers
- Pregnant women are eligible for WIC during their pregnancy and six weeks after their delivery. You must re-qualify to receive WIC services for more then six weeks after delivery.
- Post-partum women who are not breast feeding are eligible for WIC for six months after their delivery.
- Post-partum women who are breast feeding are eligible for WIC until the infant's first birthday.