Contact Colorado WIC

For eligibility and appointment information, please call 1-800-688-7777 (se habla español).

Colorado WIC Program

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a nutrition program that provides nutritious groceriesnutrition education, breastfeeding support and other services free of charge to Colorado families who qualify. WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under age 5 healthy. To do this, WIC provides:
  • Personalized nutrition consultations.
  • Breastfeeding information, support and referrals.
  • Financial assistance for  free, healthy food to supplement what you already buy.
  • Referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, child care, housing, lactation support and other services that can benefit the whole family.
  • Nutrition and health education on a variety of topics, including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, working and breastfeeding, and shopping on a budget.

WIC For Families

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy food, health referrals and other services free of charge to Colorado families who qualify. WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under age 5 healthy.
WIC is for all kinds of families: married and single parents, working or not working. If you’re a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under 5, you can apply for WIC.
You can participate in Colorado WIC if you:
  • Live in Colorado.
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding, and/or have a child younger than 5 years.
  • Have a family income less than WIC guidelines.
  • Currently get Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), food stamps or Medicaid.
  • Have a foster child under age 5.

WIC Eligible Food List

eWIC: Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)

Benefits

Shoppers can buy as much WIC food as they want at a time. eWIC will keep track of each month’s food allotment.

We can reload the benefits card without the participant having to make a trip to the clinic.

We can get more helpful information about WIC purchases.

Store employees won’t have to determine whether a food is Colorado WIC eligible. The electronic system will know.

Works just like a debit card 
Each WIC family will get one eWIC card. At checkout, the WIC shopper will swipe the card, just like a debit or credit card, and enter a personal identification number (PIN). WIC will pay for the allowable foods and deduct them from the family’s WIC account.

The family’s food benefits will be added together. For example, a pregnant woman and her 3-year-old receive a total of 72 ounces of cereal, 36 ounces for each. If the mom purchases 12 ounces of cereal, her store receipt will show a balance of 60 ounces of cereal remaining.

The family will get a monthly report for the total amount of each WIC food benefit

 

 

Watch a Video about WIC!

Welcome to WIC English

Bienvenido a WIC español