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    WIC provides nutrition education and “checks” to purchase nutritional foodsWIC designed to supplement the family food budget. The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
    Low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to five (5) years old who have a health risk (such as anemia, underweight, overweight or history of pregnancy complications) can receive:
    • nutrition education through a group or individually
    • screening for nutritional risks
    • growth monitoring
    • referral to local health and human services

    Who Qualifies? Pregnant women, new moms up to one-year postpartum, children up to five (5) years of age can qualify for the food packages.

    Additional Pima County Health Department Services

    Nutritional Programs - A listing of nutritional programs  Family Support - Connecting families with parenting assistance at no cost
    New Moms - Providing support for first-time pregnant women
    Healthy Children - Education and support for pregnant and postpartum women
    Child Immunizations - For children in need of vaccinations
    Birth Control - Women's health and family planning

    Applying for WIC

    WIC services are available by appointment or on a walk-in basis Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Service periods are subject to change.

    Please call (520) 724-7777 for information or to make an appointment.

    Income Requirements

    You may be eligible for WIC services if your annual income is less than:

    WIC Guidelines (income effective as of 4/1/2015)

    Total Number in Household Total Household Annual Income
    1 $21,775
    $29,471
    3 $37,167
    4 $44,863
    5 $52,559
    6 $60,255
    7 $67,951
    8 $75,647

    Eligibility Requirements

    To find out if you are eligible for WIC services you will need to bring:

    1. Each family member you want to enroll:
      • who are pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women less than one (1) year
      • children up to five (5) years old
      • Seniors 60 and over
    2. Identification for each family member you want to enroll. For example:
      • Birth Certificate
      • Driver’s License
      • Immunization Record
      • Military Identification
      • School Identification
      • Voter Registration Card
    3. Proof of current income for everyone living with you. For example:
      • Pay stubs showing wages
      • AHCCCS award letter
      • DES (Food Stamps, TANF) award letter
      • SSI statements
      • Verification of other public assistance
      • Any document showing all money coming into your household
      • For seniors - social security award letter, pension statements
    4. Proof of address. For example:
      • Current utility or cable bill
      • Rent or mortgage receipt
      • Driver’s license
      • Current piece of business mail
      • Pay stub with current address
      • Letter from home owner who you live with
    5. Proof of custody, guardianship or other legal documents if applying for children who are not yours
    6. Immunization records for children under two (2)

    Breastfeeding Resources

    Breastfeeding Education Support Team (BEST)

    WIC Breastfeeding Education Support Team provides encouragement and support to low-income pregnant and postpartum women to help them achieve their personal breastfeeding goals. Breastfeeding information and guidance are provided individually or in group classes. According to the Surgeon General, breastfeeding is one of the most important contributors to infant health. Breastfeeding provides a range of benefits for the infant’s growth, immunity, and development. Breastfeeding also improves the mother’s health and contributes to economic benefits to the family.

    Healthy From the Start Fair

    Please join us on August 7 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Abrams Public Health Center (3950 S. Country Club Rd.) for the Health From the Start Fair. Click the below flyers for more information:

    English Flyer | Spanish Flyer

    Thanks to our partners for participating in our 3rd Annual Healthy From the Start Fair. Please visit their websites below for more information:

    Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital  Child-Parent Centers 
    CODAC Behavioral Health Services  Easter Seals Blake Foundation 
    El Rio Community Health Center  The Garden Kitchen 
    Health Choice Arizona  Heartsounds: Mother and Infant Care 
    Make Way for Books  Mama's Latte 
    Mealtime Connections  MHC Healthcare 
    Northwest Medical Center Lactation Department  Pima County Enrollment Coalition 
    Reachout Women's Center  St. Elizabeth's 
    Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services  The University of Arizona Nutrition Network 
    Tucson Medical Center  United Healthcare Community Plan 
    University of Arizona Health Plans  Wellness Council of Arizona - Health Coach 

    Community Nutrition Education

    Community Nutrition Education is an important component of the Community Nutrition Programs. Registered Dietitians, Health Educators and other staff are available for presentations, participation in health fairs, and distribution of literature on nutrition-related topics.

    To request a presentation, call (520) 724-7717.

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    3950 S. Country Club Road
    Ste. 100
    Tucson, AZ 85714

    (520) 724-7770


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