What is WIC?
WIC, the Women, Infants and Children Program, is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women and families with babies and young children eat well and stay healthy.
Who does WIC help?
- Pregnant women, breastfeeding women up to one year, post partum women up to six months
- Infants and children up to the age of five including foster children.
- Families with low to medium income and families receiving HUSKY A. A family of four with a yearly gross income of $41,348 or a weekly gross of $796 can qualify for WIC.
What does WIC offer?
- Checks for specific healthy foods, including infant formula
- Support and information about breastfeeding your baby
- Information about nutrition and health to help you and your family eat well and be healthy.
- Help in finding health care and other community services
- Farm market checks for fresh fruits and vegetables (available in summer months)
How do I apply for services?
Call the Middlesex Hospital WIC Program at (860) 358-4070 to make an appointment. WIC staff will check to see if you and your family qualify for the program
In addition to its main location at Middlesex Hospital, WIC has sites in Westbrook, Clinton, Deep River, East Hampton, and Wethersfield. Call the number above for more information or to set up an appointment at any of these locations.
Why WIC families are healthy families:
- WIC helps new moms with breastfeeding
- WIC families learn about nutrition, healthy meals and snacks
- WIC helps families make their money go further
- WIC helps families with nutritious foods
- WIC women are more likely to have healthy babies
- WIC children get a head start on health
- WIC helps families to learn about other
- Resources and services in the community
WIC is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability