Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children

Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children
A non-citizen to the United States will not be deported, denied entry to the country, or denied permanent status because they receive or received WIC benefits. Receiving WIC does not affect an individual’s immigration status and does not affect a non-citizen’s ability to become a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.

We are open during COVID-19 and currently conducting appointments over the phone.

Program Mission:

  • To provide monthly 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 improve health status and prevent the occurrence of health problems.

Program Description:

WIC stands for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. 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, you must:

  • 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.
  • Meet income guidelines either through active participation in Medicaid, TANF, SNAP or through household income.
  • Check household income guidelines.

If you are a family member, grandparent, father or foster parent caring for an infant or child up to the age of 5, you may still be eligible for WIC.

Interested in WIC?

Fill out a quick interest form and one of our staff members will reach out to you with further information.

¿Interesada (o) en WIC?

Complete un formulario rápido de interés y un miembro de nuestro personal se comunicará con usted para brindarle más información.

We're here for you

Cost:

There is no charge.

Services:

  • Free client eligibility screening which includes a hemoglobin, height or length, weight, and medical/dietary history to identify individual nutritional/medical conditions. Program eligibility extends from 6 months to 1 year and participants may reapply and continue participation as they meet eligibility criteria.
  • Referral to other health and social services (e.g. immunizations, prenatal care, well-child examinations, food stamps, diaper bank, etc.).
  • Breastfeeding promotion, education and support, including breast pumps.
  • 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.
  • Monthly supplemental nutritious foods (a combination of one or more of fresh fruit and vegetables, 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

Services also available in Incline Village. Please call (775) 828-6600 for days, times and location.

Contact:

For more information call Soni Monga (775-828-6600) or Kelcie Atkin (775-328-2453) or contact us by email.

Only half of eligible women, infants, and children are currently on WIC. Do you know someone who may qualify for WIC? Tell them about us! signupwic.com