Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Is my family eligible?

WIC welcomes all parents and caregivers! If you are a mom, dad, grandparent, foster parent or any caregiver of a child under 5 years of age, you may get WIC for your child.

About the Program

Free, Healthy Food

WIC is the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.

WIC gives you access to healthy foods, gives you resources, knowledge, and tools to help you and support your family.

WIC does not ask for immigration status. All information is confidential.

It’s free for moms, dads, grandparents, foster parents and all Colorado families who qualify.

Whether you’re pregnant, already a mom or dad, raising a child younger than 5, you can get the right personalized support for you and your family.

A Community of Support

We’re a network built for you and your family.  We connect you, we educate you, and we learn from you.  Our community consists of nutritionists, lactation specialists, and peers.  We can also introduce you to resources outside of WIC, including:

 

  • Healthcare professionals (such as pediatricians, OBGYNs and dentists)
  • Immunization services
  • Social services

Staying in WIC

WIC Supports Families Beyond Infancy

Many people know WIC as a place to support their growing family, a place where they can get healthy food. But, benefits do not end after your baby’s first year of life!

WIC supports you and your family until your children reach their fifth birthday so your family continues to eat well and thrive. Be sure to continue with WIC so you can take advantage of the food, education and support we offer.

Nutrition Education

We support and educate moms to help them breastfeed successfully.  We offer guidance for your family on how to shop for healthy food, how to prepare it, and how to entice children to eat it. We provide access to information including:

  • Prenatal nutrition
  • Breastfeeding tips
  • Eating tips for your child
  • Parenting tips
  • Healthy recipes

WIC schedules appointments during our business hours:

Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Mesa County WIC has two clinic 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, 6150 N. 12th St. in Grand Junction, (Thursdays) and Hilltop Resource Center, 1129 Colorado Ave. in Grand Junction. Be sure to ask WIC reception about these options.

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.

Eligibility Criteria: Click here

  • 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.

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: Click here or call our office at (970)248-6914 and our staff will assist with the application process.