Infant Health - WIC


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San Antonio, TX 78205


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WIC is the non-emergency Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. If you qualify for WIC, you can receive food benefits (redeemable at grocery stores for certain nutritious foods), nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support and health care referrals at no cost. WIC services are available to pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants and children younger than 5 years old.

WIC Eligibility Requirements

  1. To participate you must be a:
    • Pregnant woman
    • Postpartum woman (up to six months after delivery)
    • Breastfeeding woman (up to one year after delivery)
    • Parents (including single mothers and fathers), step-parents, guardians, and foster parents of children under age 5.
  2. Meet Household Income: Texas WIC Income Guidelines
  3. Have Nutritional Issues: Assessed at your First Appointment - Could be a variety of deficiencies.
  4. Live in Texas: WIC clients usually receive services in the county where they live. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement for eligibility. You may attend any clinic you wish to attend.
How do I enroll?

Enrolling in your local WIC Program is really simple. Here is how:

  • Call your local WIC Clinic to make an appointment. For locations call 210.207.4906 or review the chart below.
  • When you call the clinic, they will set your appointment time, date, and tell you what documents to bring to your first appointment.

You will be asked to provide:

  • Identification: Picture ID, Birth Certificate, Voter Registration Card, Social Security Card, Immunization Records, Birth Certificate, Driver’s License, Military ID, or Student ID
  • Proof of Income: Check Stub from last 60 Days, Current letter from employer (with phone number and address), Proof of Child Support, Social Security, Disability Award Letter, Medicaid Card, TANF, or SNAP/Food Stamps (for the applicant).
  • Proof of Residency: Utility Bill, Rent Receipt, Lease Agreement.
  • If you are enrolling your child, bring him/her to the appointment.

    Client must apply in person

  • What Do I Get at WIC?

    Food Benefits Package: English · Spanish

    WIC foods are specifically selected for their high nutritional value as well as for their relatively low cost. See a summary of food packages. These foods include: milk, cereals, eggs, peanut butter, cheese, juices, beans, fruits and vegetables, whole grains (brown rice, whole wheat bread, or corn tortillas), tuna or salmon for breastfeeding women, infant formula, infant cereal, infant fruits and vegetables (baby food).

    Food Benefits for WIC Foods

    WIC foods are specifically selected for their high nutritional value as well as for their relatively low cost. Participants will receive a combination of these foods depending on their category (pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum, child, infant).

    What's included in the Food Benefits Package?

    High fiber foods
    • Fresh and frozen fruits, and vegetables
    • Whole grain bread, oatmeal, brown rice, corn and whole wheat tortillas
    Protein rich foods
    • Milk (low-fat milk for women and children age 2 and over)
    • Eggs
    • Cheese
    • Beans
    • Peanut butter
    • Tuna or salmon (for exclusively breastfeeding mothers)
    • Infant foods, including: infant formula, fruits, vegetables, infant meats (exclusively breastfed infants)
    Other foods provided
    • Cereal
    • Juice
    • Tofu and soy milk as an option instead of milk
    Nutrition Education

    Staff nutritionists help WIC participants understand how nutrition impacts the development of a healthy family, including nutrition counseling and education, and food preparation. You can attend classes at your WIC clinic or take WIC classes online. Once you completed the online class, print your confirmation and present at your WIC clinic.

    Summary of Food Benefits Package
    Breastfed Infants
    Infant Cereal 24 oz
    Infant Fruits & Vegetables 64– 4oz containers
    Infant Meats 31– 2.5 oz containers
    Formula Fed Infants
    0—5 Months    
    Formula Amount Varies
    6 months—11 months
    Infant Cereal 24 oz
    Infant Fruits & Vegetables 32– 4 oz containers
    Formula Amount Varies
    Children 12 - 23 Months
    Milk (whole only) 3 gallons & 1quart
    Cheese 1 pound
    Cereal 36 oz
    Juice  (64oz fluid 16 oz frozen 2 containers
    Eggs 1 dozen
    Beans 1 pound
    Peanut Butter NONE
    Fruits & Vegetables $6.00
    Whole Grains 2 pounds
    Children 2+ Years Old
    Milk (2% or less 3 gallons & 1quart
    Cheese 1 pound
    Cereal 36 oz
    Juice (64 oz fluid 16 oz frozen) 2 containers
    Eggs 1 dozen
    Beans OR Peanut Butter 1 pound or 4 cans beans OR 18 oz jar PB
    Fruits & Vegetables $6.00
    Whole Grains 2 pounds
    Postpartum & Some Breastfeeding
    Milk (2% or less 3 gallons & 1quart
    Cheese 1 pound
    Cereal 36 oz
    Juice (48 oz fluid or 12 oz frozen) 2 containers 
    Eggs 1 dozen
    Beans OR Peanut Butter 1 lb or 4 cans beans OR 18 oz jar PB
    Fruits & Vegetables $10.00
    Whole Grains NONE
    Pregnant & Mostly Breastfeeding
    Milk (2% or less)                                                       4 1/2 gallons & 1quart
    Cheese 1 pound
    Cereal 36 oz
    Juice (48 oz fluid or 12 oz frozen) 3 containers
    Eggs 1 dozen
    Beans &Peanut Butter 1 lb or 4 cans beans &18 oz jar PB
     Fruits & Vegetables $10.00
     Whole Grains 1 pound
    Exclusively Breastfeeding
    Milk (2% or less)                                              5 gallons & 1quart
    Cheese 2 pound
    Cereal 36 oz
    Juice (48 oz fluid or 12 oz frozen) 3 containers 
    Eggs 2 dozen
    Beans & Peanut Butter 1 pound or 4 cans beans & 18 oz jar
    Tuna or Salmon 30 oz
    Fruits & Vegetables $10.00
    Whole Grains 1 pound
    What is the EBT Card?

    The Electronic Benefits Transfer card (EBT) makes shopping easier, replacing the paper vouchers. Participants are able to buy WIC foods as needed, provided they have a positive balance.

    WIC Program Breastfeeding Support and Resources

    The WIC Program offers
    • Individual support from peer counselors
    • Breastfeeding and nutrition education classes
    • Nursing bras and nursing pads on a limited basis
    • Manual breast pumps
    • Portable electric breast pumps for women who have a special need or are returning to work or school full-time and are exclusively providing breast milk to their infant. An assessment will determine which pump will be given or loaned.
    • Hospital grade electric pumps are loaned out to mothers of infants who are born premature, medically challenged or have a special need. An assessment is made to ensure the needs of the infant are being met.
    Why should you breastfeed?

    There are many benefits for both mother and infant.

    Mother: Helps you lose weight. Breast milk is always at the right temperature. Helps your uterus shrink quicker. Saves time and money. Makes comforting a sick baby easier.

    Infant: Immunizes baby against disease. Helps brain development. Protects your baby from allergies. Promotes physical development. Reduces chance of obesity. Comfort and security. It is easier to digest.

    How can a Peer Counselor help me with breastfeeding?
    • A peer counselor is someone who has been a WIC participant and learned from someone at WIC of the importance of breastfeeding. She learned and experienced the joy and benefits of breastfeeding.
    • She is committed to supporting you during your breastfeeding experience, and studies have proven that mother to mother support helps increase breastfeeding duration.
    • They are trained to help you meet your needs so you can meet your baby’s needs.
    • Your peer counselor is a community advocate for mothers who want to give their babies the best while working or going to school.
    • She understands your situation of being a WIC participant and wants you to know that you can depend on WIC as a breastfeeding resource.
    Here is a list of resources to help you during your breastfeeding experience

    Local Facilities

    The Lactation Center, Methodist Hospital: 210.575.0261
    La Leche League of San Antonio: 210.341.9669
    **Many hospitals have Lactation services for those who deliver at their facility.

    Lactation Support Hotlines

    Texas Lactation Support Hotline: 1.800.514.6667
    La Leche League International: 1.800.525.3243
    The National Women’s Health Information Center Breastfeeding Help Line: 1.800.994.9662
    City of San Antonio WIC Program: 210.444.3916

    WIC Nondiscrimination Statement: In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

    To file a complaint of discrimination

    Write To: USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights
    Whitten Building, Room 326-W
    1400 Independence Ave. SW
    Washington, DC 20250-9410
    Or Call : 202.720.5964 (Voice & TDD)

    USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. You also may call the following toll-free number for assistance: 800.942.3678. See also disclaimer for the City of San Antonio web portal.

    WIC Program

    Phone: 210.207.4906
    Clinic Locations