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New Mexico WIC Office

The New Mexico WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program is handled by the Family Food and Nutrition Section. This state agency can help you with questions or issues with WIC including how to apply, what is required to be eligible for New Mexico WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the New Mexico Family Food and Nutrition Section, 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 New Mexico WIC office number and office hours.

The New Mexico 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 New Mexico WIC program includes supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, counseling at WIC clinics, screening and referrals for other health reasons, welfare and social services.

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If you are planning to move out of state, New Mexico WIC participants can still receive their benefits until the certification period expires as long as there is proof that they received WIC benefits in New Mexico. 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 New Mexico 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 New Mexico WIC program.

  • WIC Office Location

    2040 South Pacheco Street Suite #152
    Santa Fe, NM 87507

  • WIC Office Phone Number

    The number to call this state agency is 866-867-3124 or 505-476-8801. Their fax number is 505-476-8900.

  • WIC Online Website

    To view the website for the New Mexico WIC program, click here.

  • Approved Food List

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

What is the New Mexico WIC office?

The New Mexico WIC office is where you must go to apply for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program benefits. The state’s Department of Health oversees this program. No matter where you live in NM, you can apply for WIC. However, you need to fulfill certain requirements in order to receive benefits through the program. When you go to a WIC office to apply for benefits, you will need to prove that you qualify to enroll. Generally, this means you:

  • Are a New Mexico resident.
  • Meet the program’s financial requirements.
  • Are a child who is younger than five years of age or a woman who is pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum.
  • Have nutritional need.

Do I need an appointment to apply for the New Mexico WIC program?

You must schedule an appointment in order to apply for benefits at a WIC office in New Mexico. You need to contact your program agency and speak with a representative about when you can go and apply onsite. Once you have your appointment time set, it is important that you plan for your upcoming interview at the WIC clinic. First, you need to make sure that you bring your child to the appointment with you. Next, you need to ensure that you do not arrive at your WIC benefits appointment without:

  • Proof that you live in NM.
  • Your ID.
  • Documents that verify how much you earn.
  • Your immunization records.
  • Nutrition & Activity Self-History Forms (NASH).

What benefits can I receive through the New Mexico WIC office?

Once you are accepted in the New Mexico WIC program, various benefits can become available to you. One of the most well-known services is financial support. As an enrollee in the program, you can receive monetary WIC benefits, which you can use to buy healthy groceries. Likewise, you can also receive nutritional information. This service is available to help ensure you and your children understand how to live healthy lifestyles. If you have recently given birth, you could also receive extensive breastfeeding support through this program. Your local WIC office can also give you referrals to different social services and medical providers, as needed.

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