"Tell your children 'you are precious, you are valuable, and nobody else is created like you.'"
-- Dr. Karyn Purvis

Foster Family Resources

WIC

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

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