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Connecticut WIC Office

The Connecticut WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program is handled by the Department of Public Health. This state agency can help you with questions or issues with WIC including how to apply, what is required to be eligible for Connecticut WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, we suggest you verify what documents you should bring with you to make sure they have all the information they need to help determine your eligibility. This page provides the Connecticut WIC office number and office hours.

The Connecticut WIC program aims to assist low-income and nutritionally at risk women who are pregnant, women who are currently breastfeeding (up to infant's 1st birthday), nonbreastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends), infants (up to 1st birthday) and children up to their fifth birthday. Benefits that are provided to participants through the Connecticut WIC program includes supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, counseling at WIC clinics, screening and referrals for other health reasons, welfare and social services.

If you are planning to move out of state, Connecticut WIC participants can still receive their benefits until the certification period expires as long as there is proof that they received WIC benefits in Connecticut. Before you move, it is recommended that you contact the local WIC office. In most cases, the state agency will provide you with a special card that proves you participated in the Connecticut WIC Program. When you have moved, the next step would be to call the WIC office in the state you moved to and schedule an appointment. Make sure to bring the special card to your appointment to show proof you received benefits from the Connecticut WIC program.

  • WIC Office Location

    410 Capitol Avenue MS #11WIC PO Box 340308
    Hartford, CT 06134

  • WIC Office Phone Number

    The number to call this state agency is 860-509-8084 or 800-741-2142. Their fax number is 860-509-8391.

  • WIC Online Website

    To view the website for the Connecticut WIC program, click here.

  • Approved Food List

    Find out what foods you can purchase by viewing the Connecticut WIC approved food list.

What is the WIC office in Connecticut and how do I find one near me?

The WIC office in Connecticut is operated through the Department of Public Health (DPH). This Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program connects low-earning mothers and children with various benefits. If families apply for WIC and are accepted into the program, they can start receiving services.

To apply, you need to go to a WIC office and submit your application materials. No matter where you live in the state, there should be a program clinic within a reasonable distance from you. You can search for a WIC clinic using this site.

How do I apply through the WIC office in Connecticut?

If you want to collect benefits through the WIC program in CT, you must apply at your local clinic. This is a mandatory step in the enrollment process, and it applies to you regardless of where you live in the state. In order to complete your WIC application, program officials need to assess your overall nutrition. If you have children, nutritionists also need to assess your children’s health. This examination takes place at the office.

Keep in mind that your local WIC office workers will also need to know your household’s overall income. WIC is only available to your family if you can prove you earn less than a certain amount of funds each month. If you are enrolled in any of the following programs, you automatically qualify for WIC based on this income requirement:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Temporary Family Assistance (TFA)
  • HUSKY Medicaid

What services can I receive through the Connecticut WIC office?

The WIC offices in CT offer a variety of services to enrollees. Some of these program benefits include:

  • Funding for groceries – One of the most well-known WIC benefits for program participants is the eWIC card. This electronic tool functions like a debit card, and recipients use it to buy nutritious foods for their families.
  • Doctor and social program referrals – With WIC, applicants can receive referrals to visit certain doctors or to enroll in government programs.
  • Breastfeeding resources – New mothers can gain valuable information about breastfeeding through the program.
  • Consultations with nutritionists – Enrollees can go to the WIC clinic and speak with nutritionists regarding how to maintain healthy diets.

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