Women, Infants and Children (WIC) - Garfield County Public Health
2014 Blake Avenue
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Western Colorado 2-1-1 - WC 211
Description of Service
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a free nutrition program for families who qualify. WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, and children under age 5 healthy. To do this WIC provides:
- Free, healthy foods using the eWIC debit card.
- Personalized nutrition counseling.
- Breastfeeding information, support and breast pumps.
- Information on other services such as medical and dental care, child care and housing.
Families use the “eWIC card” which is debit-type card to purchase WIC foods at most grocery stores.
Call a WIC clinic to schedule an appointment or submit an appointment request online (see Helpful Tips below) to apply.
Must provide the following:
- Proof of address
- Proof of income or participation in Medicaid, SNAP, TANF or FDPIR (Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations)
- Proof of Identification
To participate you must live in Colorado, be income-eligible and meet one of the following criteria:
- Pregnant woman
- Mom breastfeeding a baby under 1 year of age.
- New mom who had a baby or was pregnant within the last 6 months
- Child younger than 5 years.
Fathers, grandparents, foster parents and other guardians can apply for WIC for children under 5 years of age. WIC does not ask or keep information about visa status or citizenship. All responses are kept confidential.
Income Eligibility Guidelines
If a household is receiving Medicaid, TANF, SNAP or FDPIR (Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations), they may be automatically income-eligible for WIC. If not participating in any of these four programs, the household gross income (the amount of money earned before anything is taken out for taxes or other deductions), must be at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). If income is slightly above the guidelines, contact a WIC clinic to discuss potential eligibility.
185% of the Federal Poverty Level (July 2019- June 2020)
Annual Gross Income
Household of 1 - $23,107
Household of 2 - $31,284
Household of 3 - $39,461
Household of 4 - $47,638
Household of 5 - $55,815
Household of 6 - $63,992
Household of 7 - $72,169
Household of 8 - $80,346
Households of 9 or greater - $80,346 plus $8,177 for each additional member
Pregnant women can be counted as one or two individuals when determining household size, depending on their preference.