How to Apply for WIC in Texas


The state of Texas offers pregnant women, as well as parents of children under the age of five, nutritional help through a program called WIC (Women Infant Children). WIC provides parents with healthy cereals, peanut butter, block cheese, milk and eggs. Recipients also benefit from nutritional and parenting classes. Those interested in receiving help in Texas from the WIC program must meet the eligibility requirements.

  • Locate the WIC office near you. Call 800-942-3678 between the hours of eight am and five pm any weekday, or visit the Texas WIC locator and type in your zip code to find the closest WIC office.

  • Make an appointment by calling or visiting the office.

  • Gather together proof that you live in the state of Texas, such as a utility bill or mortgage statement.

  • Locate a copy of all sources of income for every family member. This includes wages, interest earned, rental income and child support.

  • Place proof of identity with your other documents. Adults can use a driver's license or military ID card, and children can show a birth certificate, immunization record or Social Security card.

  • Take all of the collected documents to the set appointment with the WIC office. Fill out their application form and present the documents when asked.

  • Submit to the health screening, which will include a height and weight measurement for each child. Blood tests are also taken via a finger prick to determine iron levels.

  • Wait for the office to approve or deny your application. In most cases this occurs at the end of your appointment.

Tips & Warnings

  • Individuals who receive food stamps, Medicaid or Social Security may not have to show proof of income.
  • If found eligible, WIC recipients will also receive Farmer's Market coupons.


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