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, 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.
WIC schedules appointments during our business ours:
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Fridays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Mesa County WIC clinic will continue to operate as normal through the partial government shutdown, through January. WIC participants can continue to use their benefits and will receive text message updates throughout this process. WIC participants will be notified early of any changes past this date. Updates will also be available here and on our Facebook and Twitter pages as they become available. We encourage families to visit the Colorado WIC website at www.coloradowic.com or call 1-800-688-7777 for more information.
- 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)
- 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.