WIC (Women, Infants & Children)

Children's Health

Notice: We are currently serving clients and taking new referrals.  Please call 719-578-3199, Option 6 to make an appointment.

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Schedule an Appointment

To make an appointment, call (719) 578-3199 between 7:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.

You can also click here to fill out the online referral form. 

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Hours Open

7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Monday through Friday.

 

Recommended Websites

Learn how WIC makes a difference in "The Story of WIC" (part 1 and part 2)

Other assistance benefits, such as SNAP, are managed through the Department of Human Services (DHS). You can apply for or manage your assistance benefits case online at Colorado PEAK. More information about DHS locations and hours can be found on their website.

About WIC

El Paso County Public Health’s WIC (Women Infants and Children) is here for you with supplemental food assistance, information on healthy eating, breastfeeding support and community referrals. WIC supports moms, dads and caregivers of young children across the state, including moms who recently had a baby or are pregnant.  

  • WIC is funded through a federal grant
  • To qualify for WIC in Colorado, you must live in the state and be:
    • a pregnant woman;
    • a mom breastfeeding a baby under 1 year of age;
    • a new mom who had a baby or was pregnant in the past 6 months;
    • a baby;
    • or a child younger than 5 years. 
  • WIC welcomes all income-eligible parents and caregivers! If you are a dad, grandparent, foster parent or any caregiver of a child under 5 years of age, you may get WIC for your child.
  • Clients must show proof of identity along with proof of residency within Colorado.  You do not have to be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for the WIC program.  Being on WIC is not considered when applying for changes to legal status, and WIC does not collect information about citizenship or immigration.
  • WIC clients receive benefits on their EBT card for nutritious foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, cereal, juice, and dried beans or peanut butter. Along with written resources, there’s a convenient app that can help clients grocery shop and get the most out of their benefits. 
  • Some topics covered in education appointments include:
    • Breastfeeding
    • Healthy eating habits
    • Child development
    • Feeding infants
    • Nutrition
    • Community referrals

Income Requirements

Guidelines for July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022

  • A household with member may earn up to $1,986 gross monthly.
  • A household with 2 members may earn up to $2,686 gross monthly.
  • A household with 3 members may earn up to $3,386  gross monthly.
  • A household with 4 members may earn up to $4,086  gross monthly.
  • A household with 5 members may earn up to $4,786 gross monthly.
  • A household with 6 members may earn up to $5,486 gross monthly.
  • A household with 7 members may earn up to $6,186 gross monthly.
  • A household with 8 members may earn up to $6,886  gross monthly.

Note: For households with more than eight members, or if you have any questions, please call the WIC office. 

WIC Locations

Citizens Service Center
Address: 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road
Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
Phone: (719) 578-3199

South
Address: 6436 US Highway 85-87
Fountain, CO, 80817
Phone: (719) 578-3199

Southeast
Address: 2948 E. Fountain Blvd. 
Colorado Springs, CO, 80910
Phone: (719) 578-3199

Lactation Services

At El Paso County Public Health WIC, we are dedicated to helping moms provide the best nutrition for their baby. All lactation services are FREE for clients participating in WIC. Services offered include: 

For all questions regarding benefits, eligibility for WIC, and appointment scheduling please contact your educator or dial (719) 578-3199 and select option 6 for the WIC front desk.