WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program
Your family has you, you have WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)! Do you:
- Need breastfeeding information and support?
- Need a little extra help purchasing healthy foods for your family? Have nutrition questions or concerns about your picky toddler, preschooler, or fussy infant?
- Want information about community resources for you and your family?
- Want to ensure a healthy pregnancy?
If you answered yes to any of these questions the WIC is for you! Apply HERE now!
Motherhood is one big job. Choosing healthy foods while pregnant, learning how to breastfeed, finding the right doctors for yourself and your children, and getting those kids ready to learn in school really does take a lot. For the last 40 years, WIC has provided all that support and more to mothers and families.
WIC is a free nutrition and Breastfeeding Program. At WIC you will meet experts in nutrition for pregnancy, breastfeeding, infants, toddlers and preschoolers and receive personalized nutrition tips. WIC is a great place to find the breastfeeding information, support and resources that you need.
WIC staff will help you find important referrals to other community resources like places your child can receive immunizations. WIC helps provide healthy foods for your family.
Appointments & Eligibility
All WIC services are currently being conducted remotely by phone or virtually online. Starting December 2022 select appointments will be in-person. Please keep your WIC appointment by calling your local WIC office at your scheduled time or call to make a new appointment. To find out if you are eligible visit the Arizona Department of Health Services website or call your local WIC office.
- All Cochise County locations offer WIC services: Cochise County WIC Office/Clinic Locations
- WIC Eligibility
Arizona WIC Program Offers:
- Nutritious Foods - WIC Food Lists
- Tips for feeding infants and children to create healthy habits for a lifetime.
- Information on nutrition and weight gain during pregnancy.
- Health Assessment and Monitoring - including growth assessments for infants and children, health and environmental screenings, nutritional assessment.
- Participant-Centered Education - including individualized nutrition goal-setting, breastfeeding education and support and referrals to community resources.
Are you having a difficult time finding WIC formula in stores due to the nationwide formula shortage? We’ve compiled a list of resources to help keep you informed and help you better navigate through this time. Cochise County WIC program can help you find the assistance you need!
- A New Resource for Families Navigating the Infant Formula Shortage (ADHS)
- WIC Helps Families with Infant Formula Shortage (ADHS)
- Infant Formula: Safety Do's and Don'ts
- How to Safely Prepare Baby Formula With Water
- Store-Bought Infant Formula Quick Guide (not covered by WIC)
The Cochise County WIC Program is providing alternative brands like Enfamil/Mead Johnson and Gerber/Nestle in place of Similac/Abbott formula products until the formula shortage is declared over by the governing authorities. See the chart below for examples of alternatives.
Call your local WIC office for assistance with switching to an alternative formula for your family’s food benefits. WIC provides professional support in the areas of breastfeeding, nutrition, and supplemental food benefits for eligible families.
To enroll in WIC, call your local WIC office today to see if you qualify!