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WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

Program Mission:

To provide supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education and referrals to other health and social services to eligible pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five in Washoe County to prevent the occurrence of health problems and to improve the health status of these persons. WIC stands for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.

Program Description:

The WIC program is a short-term nutrition intervention program designed for long-term benefits for income-eligible mothers and children to promote good health care during critical times of growth and development. WIC is funded by USDA.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for WIC services, you must meet all of the following:

  • Be a pregnant, postpartum (to 6 months) or breastfeeding (up to 1 year) woman, or an infant or child up to age 5
  • Be a Nevada resident
  • Income guidelines
  • Be determined to be at medical or nutritional risk

Application Forms:

Cost:

There is no charge.

Services:

  • Client eligibility screening which includes a hemoglobin, height or length, weight, head circumference and medical/dietary history to identify individual nutritional/medical risk factors. Program eligibility extends from 6 months to 1 year and participants may reapply as they meet eligibility criteria.
  • Referral to other health and social services (e.g. immunizations, prenatal care, well-child examinations, food stamps, etc.)
  • Breastfeeding promotion, education and support.
  • Nutrition education on prenatal, infants and toddler nutrition, breastfeeding, how to select foods for themselves and their families, drug and other harmful substance abuse information, need for folic acid, etc.)
  • A monthly supplemental nutritious foods (a combination of one or more of milk, cheese, eggs, iron-fortified cereal, juice, beans, peanut butter, tuna fish, carrots, infant formula, special formulas).

There are currently three WIC clinics throughout Washoe County. To make an appointment to find out if you are eligible or to obtain more information call one of the following clinics.

WIC locations and associated maps:

Washoe County Health District WIC Clinic
1001 E. Ninth St., Building B, (Map)
Reno, NV 89520-0027
Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (775) 328-2299
Fax: (775) 328-2501

South Reno WIC Clinic
601 West Moana, Suite #3 (Map)
Reno, NV
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Phone: (775) 828-6600
Fax: (775) 828-6607

Incline Village Community Hospital WIC Clinic
880 Alder Avenue (Map)
Incline Village, NV
Call for days and hours
Phone: (775) 828-6600

Wells WIC Clinic
320 Broadway Blvd. #C (Map)
Reno, NV
Call for days and hours
Phone: (775) 328-2299
Fax: (775) 328-2501

Sparks Library WIC Clinic
1125 12th Street (Map)
Sparks, NV
Call for days and hours
Phone: (775) 328-2299
Fax: (775) 328-2501

"The Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children is open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, disability, sex, age, or national origin."

Contact:

For more information email Beverly Bayan at bbayan@washoecounty.us or call her at (775) 328-2454.