Women, Infants & Children

What We Do

WIC helps with healthy foods, breastfeeding, and nutrition education. Clients receive an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card at their first appointment. The card is good the day of the appointment at participating local grocery stores.

In order to qualify for WIC a client needs to bring proof of ID, address and income for past 30 days for their household. Individuals who qualify for SNAP/Medicaid automatically qualify. There is no paper application.

Mesa County WIC has two clinics locations:

  • Mesa County Public Health: 510 29 1/2 Road in Grand Junction
  • Fruita Location: 249 N. Plum in Fruita

We also have community clinics with Western Colorado Pediatrics (Thursdays) and Hilltop Resource Center. Be sure to ask WIC reception about these options.

WIC schedules appointments during our business ours:
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Fridays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Pregnant woman
  • Mesa County Resident
  • Breastfeeding woman (up to one year after the delivery of a baby)
  • Postpartum woman who is not breastfeeding (up to 6 months after the delivery of a baby)
  • Infant
  • Child up to the month of his or her fifth birthday

If you are currently enrolled in Medicaid or SNAP or TANF, you automatically qualify for WIC.

In order to be financially eligible for WIC in Colorado, a participant’s combined gross family income cannot exceed 185% of the federal poverty level. To review the WIC eligibility table in English and Spanish,  click here (English) click here (Spanish)

Foods provided by WIC: Fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, eggs, beans, cheese, peanut butter, whole grains and cereal. After six months of age, baby foods are also included.

Apply for WIC: Call our office at (970)248-6914 and our staff will assist with the application process.