The Texas WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program is handled by the Department of State Health Services. This state agency can help you with questions or issues with WIC including how to apply, what is required to be eligible for Texas WIC benefits or if you need to schedule an appointment. If you will be meeting with the Texas Department of State Health Services, 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 Texas WIC office number and office hours.
The Texas 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 Texas 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, Texas WIC participants can still receive their benefits until the certification period expires as long as there is proof that they received WIC benefits in Texas. 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 Texas 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 Texas WIC program.
PO Box 149347 Mail Code 1933
Austin, TX 78714
The number to call this state agency is 800-942-3678 or 877-341-4491 or 512-341-4400. Their fax number is 512-341-4447.
To view the website for the Texas WIC program, click here.
Find out what foods you can purchase by viewing the Texas WIC approved food list.
The WIC Texas office is where you need to go to apply for program benefits. Women, Infants and Children (WIC) case workers cannot process your request unless they speak with you in person. Generally, you need to schedule a WIC appointment to arrange a time when you can go apply. Once you find a WIC office where you can submit your application, contact the facility. Usually, calling the clinic is the best way to set up an appointment.
There are various WIC qualifications in Texas you must meet in order to enroll in this program. One of these relates to your family’s earnings. Specifically, your household’s gross income must be within 185 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). If you earn more than this amount, you cannot receive WIC benefits.
In addition to this financial requirement, remember that if you want to receive WIC Texas services, you need to meet additional criteria. This includes:
You will need to know how to apply for WIC in Texas once you determine if you are eligible to receive benefits. First, you need to report to the WIC office at your designated appointment time. Be sure to bring your children with you to these meetings. When you arrive for your appointment, bring the following documents with you:
These documents help the case worker confirm your eligibility.