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Women, Infant and Children (WIC)

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.

momandbabyWho is eligible?

  • Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends).
  • Breastfeeding women (up to infant's 1st birthday).
  • Non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends).
  • Infants (up to 1st birthday). WIC serves 45 percent of all infants born in the United States.
  • Children up to their 5th birthday (Fathers, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply for WIC for their children).
  • Must be income eligible. Wages or other income must be within the income guidelines set by the State of Connecticut WIC Program.

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.

asianparentsNutrition 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.

wicNutritious 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:

Main Office
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

 

For additional information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., WIC Program Director, at (860) 757-4795.

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Main Office

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

Fax:(860) 722-6826

Maternal & Child Health Division

(860) 757-4820

Environmental Health Division 

Phone: (860) 757-4760

Fax:(860) 722-6677

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM