What is WIC?
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program that serves to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk.
Who is eligible?
How do I apply?
Call the Hartford WIC office at (860) 757-4780 or Santa Marquez Center at (860) 757-4860 to make an appointment. They will tell you what you need to bring to your appointment.
What does WIC Offer?
WIC provides nutritional assessment and education, referrals to health care and social services, breastfeeding education and support and nutritious foods to supplement diets.
Nutrition Assessment and Education: WIC participants are offered individual nutrition counseling and nutrition classes.
Referrals to Health and other Social Services: As a gateway to health care WIC prides itself in giving appropriate referrals to a variety of services such as SNAP, Head Start, medical and dental services, substance abuse programs, child care and much more.
Breastfeeding Promotion and Support: Encouragement, advice and instruction on nursing babies are available to all participants.
Nutritious Foods: Once you are determined to be eligible for the WIC program; you will receive vouchers for nutritious foods for diet supplementation. These vouchers can be used at your local grocery store or pharmacy. WIC foods include infant cereal, baby food; iron fortified adult cereal, fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs milk, cheese, peanut butter, dried and canned beans/peas, canned fish whole grains and more.
Location and office hours of WIC are:
Health & Human Services Department
131 Coventry Street, Hartford CT 06112
Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm; Wed: 8:00am – 6:45pm
P: (860) 757-4780
F: (860) 722-8062
TTY: (860) 722-6119
Community Health Services
500 Albany Avenue, Hartford CT 06112
2 Thursdays per month: 9:45am – 4:00pm
P: (860) 249-9625
Windsor Town Hall
275 Broad Street, Windsor CT 06095
1st Tuesday of every month: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Santa Marques WIC Center
175 Main Street, Hartford CT 06106
Mon, Wed, Thurs, and Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm Tues: 8:00am – 6:30pm
Saturday (2x month) 9:00am- 1:00pm
P: (860) 757-4860
F: (860) 722-8044
TTY: (860) 722-8038
Hillcrest Neighborhood Center
105 Hillcrest Avenue, West Hartford CT 06110
2 Thursdays per month: 9:30am – 3:45pm
131 Coventry Street
Hartford CT, 06112
Phone: (860) 757-4700
Fax: (860) 722-6851
8am - 5pm
Community Services Division
Phone: (860) 757.4730
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division
Phone: (860) 757-4830
Maternal & Child Health Division
Environmental Health Division
Phone: (860) 757-4760