WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN PROGRAM (WIC)

Women, Infants, and Children Program

The Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, offered by the CT Department of Public Health and administered locally throughout Northeast Connecticut by Access Community Action Agency. WIC provides nutrition and breastfeeding education and assistance to women prenatally and up to one year after giving birth, and nutrition assistance to children up to age five.

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WHAT DOES WIC PROVIDE?

  • Nutrition education through consultations with a nutritionist
  • Breastfeeding education and assistance through consultations with a lactation consultant
  • Vouchers for the purchase of supplemental healthy foods. Infant formula supplements are also provided for babies who are formula fed.
  • Referrals for health care and other social services

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women, up to one year after giving birth
  • Non-breastfeeding women, up to six months after giving birth
  • Children up to age 5 (fathers and other non-eligible guardians can register eligible children for the program)
  • WIC is an income-eligible program, meaning clients are accepted based upon their income. Individuals that receive health insurance through HUSKY A are automatically eligible for WIC.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE AND WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?

To participate in the WIC program, you will be asked to provide proof of income, residency, proper identification, and recent medical information. Please be sure to bring your proof of income, proof of residency, identification and recent medical information (particularly height, weight and hemoglobin) to your first appointment.

Upon verification of eligibility, you will then visit with a WIC nutritionist to talk about your family’s diet. The nutritionist will provide educational resources and tips to help you in providing good nutrition for both yourself and your children. If you are a breastfeeding mother, you may also meet with a lactation consultant, who will provide information and assistance in meeting any breastfeeding challenges.

At the end of the appointment the nutritionist will provide WIC food vouchers for the purchase of approved foods at local grocery stores.

View the CT WIC approved foods list

For more information, visit the CT Department of Public Health WIC webpage.

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CONTACT THE WIC PROGRAM AT ACCESS

Please call for an appointment. If we do not answer the phone during our office hours, we may be busy with clients. Please leave a message with your name and phone number and we will be sure to return your call within one business day.

Office Hours

Monday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Tuesday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Phone: (860) 450-7405

Fax: (860) 450-7454 or (860) 450-7477

Email: [email protected]

WIC is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

This Institution is an equal opportunity provider. | Esta institución es un proveedor de igualdad de oportunidades.

USDA non-discrimination statement

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ELIGIBILITY & APPLYING

This program is for: Families, Women, Infants, and Children

More information about enrolling in this program:

WIC is an income-eligible program, meaning clients are accepted based upon their income. Individuals that receive health insurance through HUSKY A are automatically eligible for WIC.


MAIN PROGRAM CONTACT

 (860) 450-7400 ext. 7173 (Willimantic),
 (860) 412-1600 ext. 1605 (Danielson),
 860-450-7454 (Willimantic),
 860-774-3347 (Danielson)