Get Started Online
It only takes a few minutes to start your application online. After you submit your form, a team member from your local WIC office will contact you to set up your first appointment.
You can also get started and set up your appointment by phone. Use the WIC Office Locator to find a WIC office near you or call 800-942-3678.
Review the current income guidelines and our application process FAQ . Maya, the WIC chatbot, can also help see if you qualify. Just click the pink “chat” icon to start a conversation.
Texas WIC Income Guidelines
WIC is open to many incomes and families. If you or your children receive Medicaid, SNAP or TANF, you already meet the income eligibility guidelines for WIC and your application can be processed faster. Even if you do not receive these programs, you may still qualify for WIC by meeting the income guidelines for your household. Participating in other benefit programs does not affect the amount of WIC benefits you receive. The Recovery Rebate Credit, also known as stimulus checks, and the Child Tax Credit direct payments are not included when calculating your income.
*A pregnant woman’s household is increased by the number of infants she is expecting. For more than six household members, or if you have any income questions, call your local WIC clinic.
Applying for WIC
If you apply online, a team member from your local WIC office will contact you to set up an appointment. They will tell you all the information needed to determine your eligibility which typically includes proof of your address, benefits programs, income and identification.
2. Attend your WIC appointment
Your appointment includes a visit with a nutrition expert to answer any questions you may have about health, nutrition or breastfeeding. Due to COVID -19, WIC has modified procedures to keep you safe and virtual or phone counseling is available. WIC team members may call you before your appointment to provide nutrition counseling and check your eligibility before you come in.
3. Get benefits and go shopping!
If you qualify, you’ll get food benefits designed to meet your needs and a WIC card to use at the grocery store. Then, you can go shopping and get healthy foods for your family!
WIC Makes Your Life Easier
- WIC is for pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women and families with children up to age 5.
- If you or your children receive Medicaid, SNAP or TANF , you already meet the income qualifications for WIC .
- WIC clients get healthy food and one-on-one nutrition counseling with nutritionists.
- WIC provides free breastfeeding support with lactation consultants ( IBCLC s) and peer counselors.
- WIC has nutrition and breastfeeding classes online and in person. Recipes and cooking demonstrations are also available.
You can start your application online or over the phone. Use the WIC Office Locator to find a WIC office near you or call 800-942-3678.
- Pregnant women
- Breastfeeding women
- Women who had a baby within the last six months
- Parents, step-parents, guardians, and foster parents of infants and children who are younger than 5.
If you are on Medicaid, TANF , or SNAP , you meet the income eligibility guidelines for WIC . If you don’t qualify for these programs, you may still qualify for WIC by meeting the income guidelines for your household.
You must live in Texas. You do not have to be a U.S. citizen to be part of the WIC program. Apply in person to learn if you are eligible. Click here to find a WIC office near you and make an appointment.
Your WIC appointment includes a visit with a nutrition expert to help determine your eligibility. WIC will measure, weigh and check the iron level of each family member applying for WIC and answer any questions you may have about health and nutrition.
Fathers of infants and children younger than 5 can enroll their children in the WIC program. Just like any other parent or guardian, fathers can bring their children to appointments, attend nutrition classes and get benefits for their children.
Many organizations offer WIC services such as local health departments, county and city agencies, migrant health centers, community action agencies, and hospitals.
Before you move, ask your Texas WIC clinic for a Verification of Certification form to take to your new state. You will need to make an appointment at the WIC office in your new state to have benefits issued.
Contact the local WIC clinic in your area to tell them you want to transfer your WIC benefits from another state. If you do not know the nearest WIC clinic in your area, call 800-942-3678 for assistance.
If you are in the same part of town, contact your WIC office and let them know your new address. If you move to another town or a different part of town, call the closest WIC clinic and request a transfer of your records.
The 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit to Individuals (also known as stimulus checks) is not included in your income calculations when we determine your program eligibility. Additionally, the Child Tax Credit direct payments from are not included in the income calculation either.
You can Live Chat with WIC Staff or call 800-942-3678 and press “0” to speak with a customer service representative.