Women, Infants & Children

Beaumont Public Health Department

Who Can Apply?

What does WIC provide and who receives the benefits?

How to become a WIC client

 

WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy.
 

Nutrition education and counseling, nutritious foods, and assistance with access to health care are provided to low-income women, infants, and children through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program, popularly known as WIC.

Who can apply?

What does WIC provide and who receives the benefits?

WIC provides nutrition education, nutritious foods, referrals to health and human services, breastfeeding support, and immunizations at some clinics.

Food benefits are issued for each client. Both fathers and mothers can receive and spend the benefits for their children.

WIC provides benefits each month on an EBT Smart Card which are taken to grocery stores and used to buy healthy and nutritious foods. WIC foods include iron-fortified infant formula, infant baby food and infant cereal, iron-fortified adult cereal, vitamin C-rich fruit and/or vegetable juice, milk, eggs, cheese, beans, peanut butter, fruits, vegetables and whole grains.  Different food packages are issued to different clients. For example, mothers who are 100% breastfeeding their babies without formula are issued tuna and/or salmon in addition to other foods.

Breastfeeding Support Clients receive encouragement and instruction in breastfeeding. In many cases, breastfeeding women are provided breast pumps free of charge. WIC helps clients learn why breastfeeding is the best start for your baby, how to breastfeed while still working, Dad's role in supporting breastfeeding, tips for teens who breastfeed, pumping and storing breastmilk and much more.

How to become a WIC client  

WIC Locations 

ADDRESS OFFICE HOURS
950 Washington Blvd
Beaumont, Texas 77705

Phone: (409) 832-4000
                 
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Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
3rd Saturday of month - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
4890 Dowlen Road
Beaumont, Texas 77708

Phone: (409) 899-4488
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
4th Saturday of month - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM