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What is WIC?

WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy.


Who can apply for WIC?

Pregnant women

Women who are breastfeeding and have a baby under one year of age

Women who have had a baby in the past six months

Parents, step-parents, guardians, and foster parents of infants and children under five years of age can apply for their children


What will WIC provide?

Nutrition education and counseling

Breastfeeding support

Immunizations for your children

Referrals for health care and social services

Vouchers are issued so you can get supplemental foods for free.  These foods include milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, juice, beans, and peanut butter.  Infants that are not totally breastfed receive formula.




How can I get WIC?

Call your local WIC office for an appointment.  Our clinic locations are listed on the left side of your computer screen.  Click on the town closest to you to get the phone number, address, and clinic hours.

Meet income guidelines (see below).  Households with incomes up to 185% of the federal poverty line are eligible.

Have a nutritional risk.  Clients receive an initial health screening at a WIC clinic to determine nutrition risk.

Be a resident of Texas.  WIC clients usually receive services in the county where they live.  U.S. citizenship is not a requirement for eligibility.






Income Guidelines

Effective April 1, 2005

Number of Household Members*

Monthly Household  Income      Yearly Household        Income
1 $0 up to $1,476 $0 up to $17,705
2 $0 up to $1,978 $0 up to $23,736
3 $0 up to $2,481 $0 up to $29,767
4 $0 up to $2,984 $0 up to $35,798
5 $0 up to $3,486 $0 up to $41,829
6 $0 up to $3,989 $0 up to $47,860 
7 $0 up to $4,491 $0 up to $53,891
8 $0 up to $4,994 $0 up to $59,922


*WIC counts all members of a household, related or non-related.  An unborn baby is counted as a household member.  For households larger than 8  members, please call your local WIC clinic for more information on income guidelines.


What should I bring to my WIC appointment?

Bring yourself and all infants and children who are applying for WIC.

Bring proof of income.  One of the following works:

Proof of Medicaid, Food Stamps, or TANF

Paycheck of everyone working in the household

Letter from employer that states how many hours you work and your pay rate

Tax return (no older than 90 days)


Bring proof of residency (must be a physical address).  One of the following works:

Rent receipt, rental agreement

Business letter/bill

Utility bill

If you do not receive any mail in your name, bring a piece of mail addressed to the person you are living with.  Ask that person to write a note that states that you live with him/her.


Bring identification for yourself and everyone applying for WIC. 

Birth certificate

Drivers license

WIC identification card

Immunization record

Social security card 





WIC Administrative Office:

2807 West 7th Street

Plainview, TX 79072

Phone: (806) 293-0182 


This institution is an equal-opportunity provider.
 1-800-WIC-FOR-U (1-800-942-3678).