To protect the health and safety of the community, and to assure continued care for our patients due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have made temporary changes to our services and appointment schedules to include:
- We are now offering Curbside Services for patients presenting with upper respiratory conditions so that we can isolate them within their vehicles. Click here for details. (Note: This service is not available at our Metropolitan Women’s Campus and our Medical Center Campus.)
- We are now offering Telemedicine Services when appropriate. Click here for details.
If you think you’ve been exposed to the virus but are not experiencing any symptoms, please self-quarantine for 14 days.
If you develop symptoms, please call and let our Service Representative know that you would like to schedule an appointment using our curbside services and be seen at a location currently providing testing. Testing is done on a first-come, first-serve basis and may be limited.
The purpose of the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program is to give children the best possible start by providing optimal nutrition during critical development stages.
Goals of our WIC services:
- Reduce complications during pregnancy.
- Increase the number of breastfeeding mothers.
- Reduce iron-deficiency anemia.
- Decrease the number of low birth weight and premature infants.
- Improve the growth and development of young children.
You don’t have to wait until your baby is born to apply for WIC services. Under WIC guidelines, pregnant mothers may receive:
- Nutritional foods
- Nutritional education
- Access to other programs
After your baby is born, WIC may provide:
- Breast-feeding support such as correct techniques and breast pumps
- Supplemental formula
Nutrition and Breastfeeding Classes: WIC offers group classes, individual counseling sessions, self-paced lessons, and online nutrition and breastfeeding classes. Online WIC classes can be found at https://texaswic.org/online-classes. Once you complete the class online, you can bring in your certificate to your WIC appointment to receive credit and update your benefits.
Who is eligible?
- Texas residents
- Pregnant women
- New mothers (breast-feeding or formula-feeding)
- Children under the age of five
Other important eligibility information:
- Proof of pregnancy is not required.
- Medicaid eligibility is not required.
- Income guidelines are higher than guidelines for Medicaid or food stamps.
- Eligibility lasts from pregnancy up to one year and for children up to five years.
- Please visit https://texaswic.org/apply to find out more information on how to qualify for WIC services and what is needed for your first WIC appointment.