"Tell your children 'you are precious, you are valuable, and nobody else is created like you.'"
-- Dr. Karyn Purvis
Foster Family Resources
WIC is a program that provides health screenings and food for pregnant /breastfeeding women and children under the age of 5. As a foster parent your children will automatically qualify for WIC through their Medicaid.
Call your local WIC location to set up an appointment or click the link above to use the new online registration form. You will need to bring with you your child’s medicaid card, your ID, and proof of address. (It's a good idea to bring your medical consenter paperwork as well).
During the appointment the applicant (your foster child) will undergo a simple health screening including height and weight measurement, a finger prick to screen for low iron, as well as a diet and health questionnaire.
At the end of your appointment you will receive a WIC benefit card that allows you a certain amount of qualifying food items per month. This is particularly helpful with infants as they will usually provide 6-10 cans of formula per month. For older children your card will be credited for items such as, cheese, milk, bread, fresh produce, and beans.
Once you choose a location you will need to return to that same location every three months to refill your benefit card, so make sure to choose a location that is convenient for you.
Texas WIC Phone Number: 1-800-942-3678
Austin Area Locations:
East Austin Clinic 211 Comal, Austin, 78702
Rosewood Zaragosa Neighborhood Center 2800 Webberville Rd., Austin, 78702
South Austin Multipurpose Center 2508 Durwood Dr., Austin, 78704
St. John's St. John's Community Center 7500 Blessing Ave., Austin, 78752
Northwest 8701 Research Blvd., Suite A, Austin, 78758
Montopolis 2901 Montopolis Drive, Suite 1300, Austin, 78741
Far South 405 W. Stassney, Austin, 78745
Dove Springs 6801 South IH-35, Suites I & J, Austin, 78744
Manor East Rural Community Center 600 West Carrie Manor, Manor, TX 78653
Pflugerville North Rural Community Center 15822 Foothill Farms Loop, Pflugerville, TX 78660
Oak Hill West Rural Community Center 8656 State Hwy. 71 West, Bldg. A, Ste. B, Austin 78735
Del Valle South Rural Community Center 3518 FM 973, Del Valle, TX, 78617
Bastrop 443 Highway 71, Bastrop, TX, 78602
Elgin 218 South Main St., Elgin, TX