Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

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What is WIC

WIC, or the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, is a nutrition program for eligible women, infants, and children that provides nutrition education and breastfeeding support services, nutritious foods, basic health screenings, and referrals to other health and social services.

All WIC services are free to the participant and are paid for with funds from the federal USDA program.

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  1. Who Is Eligible For WIC?

All kinds of families may be eligible for WIC. You may or may not be working. You may be a single mom or dad. You may be married. You may live with your parents. You may be foster parents to eligible infants or children.

To qualify for the Graham County WIC Program in Safford, Arizona, all of the following criteria must be met:

  1. What Does WIC Offer?
  1. Where Can I Apply & Shop?
  1. How Long Will I Receive WIC Benefits?
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My Appointment

What Do I Need To Bring With Me To My Appointment?

  • Everyone who will be enrolled in the WIC program.
  • Identification for everyone who will be enrolled:
    • Adults - A valid driver's license or other picture ID.
    • Infants - A crib card or birth certificate.
    • Children - A birth certificate or immunization record.
  • Proof of your residence / physical address, like a utility bill, bank statement, or other bill that goes to your street address (cannot use a post office box.)
  • Proof of your income:
    • Participation in certain programs automatically qualify you for WIC, but you must bring a recent letter from the program showing you are eligible. Common examples of these programs are:
      • AHCCCS (medicaid)
      • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly "food stamps")
      • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
    • If you don't belong to any of these programs, you may qualify based on your income. To determine if you are income eligible, bring the most recent month of pay stubs for everyone working in the household.

What Happens At A WIC Visit?

Information Gathered to Determine Eligibility

  • Your income eligibility will be determined.
  • You will be asked questions about your health and diet.
  • Height, weight, and a blood test for iron deficiency will be done.

If you are eligible:

  • A staff person will review your rights and responsibilities as a WIC participant.
  • Any nutrition and/or exercise questions or goals you have for your family will be discussed.
  • An eWIC card with which you will purchase your WIC foods will be issued to you.
  • The WIC food list and how to shop with the eWIC card will be reviewed.

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