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Welcome to Texas WIC

How WIC Helps your Family

For over 40 years, families like yours have depended on the friendly experts at WIC to help you make amazing kids. Texas WIC supports you and your child from pregnancy to delivery to raising a toddler and up until your child's 5th birthday.

Texas WIC:
  • Connects you to other families to talk about healthy goals.
  • Answers your questions about good nutrition for your family.
  • Gives you personal attention from WIC breastfeeding experts, and extra benefits like breast pumps and special food packages.
  • Helps you find other health-care services near you.
  • Is fun for the whole family --- including dads!

WIC is open to many incomes and families. If you are on Medicaid, TANF, or SNAP you may meet the income eligibility guidelines for WIC. If you don't qualify for these programs, you may still qualify for WIC by meeting the income guidelines for your household.

WIC benefits are for:
  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Women who had a baby within the last six months
  • Infants
  • Children up to their 5th birthday

Watch the video to learn what to expect at WIC.

To locate your closest WIC clinic call
1(800)942-3678
or
visit our clinic locator

1(800)WIC-FORU

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Texas WIC Income Guidelines:

Number of Household Members* Gross Monthly Household Income** Gross Yearly Household Income**
1 $0 up to $1,860 $0 up to $22,311
2 $0 up to $2,504 $0 up to $30,044
3 $0 up to $3,149 $0 up to $37,777
4 $0 up to $3,793 $0 up to $45,510
5 $0 up to $4,437 $0 up to $53,243
6 $0 up to $5,082 $0 up to $60,976

*A pregnant woman's household is increased by the number of infants she is expecting. For more than six household members, or if you have any income questions, call your local WIC clinic.

**This is an abbreviated chart. Income can also be determined on a weekly or biweekly basis.

For information on eligibility, please click here.



Have WIC at your event

WIC Staff love talking about how the program helps families get an amazing start to life. Staff members are available for health fairs, school events, and community events. Contact us to request WIC at your event. Together we can achieve!


Important Hurricane Harvey Update

The Texas Women, Infants, and Children program is implementing special procedures in the wake of the unprecedented flooding due to Hurricane Harvey.

The special procedures will allow people to easily enroll and receive food and infant formula benefits, breastfeeding support, and referrals for shelter and other resources. Disaster victims will be asked to sign a self-declaration form declaring their need for WIC benefits due to Hurricane Harvey.

WIC benefits are available for:
  • Pregnant women
  • Women who've recently had a child
  • Infants and children under five
  • Anyone with custody or guardianship of infants and children under five can apply for benefits for their child
Open Clinics

Many clinics across the state and in areas that were impacted by the storm are now open including, Harris County and City of Houston, City of Corpus Christi and Nueces County, and San Patricio County. WIC staff is continually working to reopen more clinics.
To find the nearest WIC clinic visit TexasWIC.org or call 1-800-942-3678. If you are in an area that has ongoing flooding or damage, some of the nearby clinics may also be closed. Please call 1-800-942-3678 during business hours (8 am -5 pm, Monday-Friday and Saturday from 8 am - 1 pm) and press option 3 to speak with an operator to find the closest open location.

Breastfeeding Support

If a mom needs breastfeeding assistance, please direct her to our lactation support hotline 1-855-550-6667. New moms who are stranded and have run out of formula and/or safe water can also call the lactation hotline for help with breastfeeding. Lactation consultants answer this line 24 hours a day.

More Benefits and Programs

If you're looking for information on benefits and programs related to Hurricane Harvey, visit HHS's Hurricane Harvey Disaster Assistance page.