Women, Infants, Children
The purpose of WIC is to give children the best possible start by providing optimal nutrition during the critical stages of development. Client-centered nutrition education stresses physical activity and obesity prevention. WIC educates about, promotes, and supports breastfeeding. The foods given are high in protein, iron, calcium, and vitamins that are critical for proper growth.
WIC Benefits to the Texas Taxpayer
- WIC is 100% funded by federal grants, rebates from infant formula, and cereal companies so that state funds are not used.
- WIC clients spend more than $565 million federal food dollars in Texas grocery stores, which benefits the local economy.
- WIC reduces Medicaid costs in the prevention of preterm babies by an average of $32,325 per year per preterm infant born in America.
- Four and five year olds whose mothers participated in WIC prenatally have better vocabulary test scores than children of mothers who were not on WIC.
WIC Eligibility Guidelines
- Meet the income guidelines. Households with incomes at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty income level are eligible. WIC determines income based on gross income. WIC counts all of the members of a household, related or unrelated. WIC counts an unborn baby as a household member.
- Be at nutritional risk. WIC clients receive an initial health and diet screening at a WIC clinic to determine nutritional risk. WIC uses two main categories of nutritional risk: (1) medically-based risks such as a history of poor pregnancy outcome, underweight status, or iron-deficiency anemia, and (2) diet-based risks such as poor eating habits that can lead to poor nutritional and health status. Clients will be counseled at WIC about these risks and the outcome influenced by nutrition education and nutritious foods provided by WIC.
- Live in Texas. WIC clients usually receive services in the county where they live. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement for eligibility.
- Clients must apply in person except in certain limited cases.
WIC clinics held in Diboll, Huntington and Zavalla!
Kid’s Care is a comprehensive pediatric clinical service for kids with Medicaid and for low to moderate uninsured families. Kid’s Care clinic is staffed with pediatric trained Nurse Practitioners and nurses to provide your child the best in sick child and well child care. We offer Texas Health Steps physicals and programs for uninsured children. Call for an appointment and come visit our Kid’s Care clinic.
For more information, call: 936-633-0661
myPAC – my place to access care. Child health navigation program designed to assist in finding health resources for children and adolescents. Dental services, healthcare programs, mental health counseling and prescription assistance. Call our myPAC hotline at 936.632-6972.
ACCHD can refer your low to moderate income uninsured or Medicaid child for Dental care at no charge to you.
Call our Kid’s Care clinic at 936-633-0661 or stop by for more information
Women’s Health & Family Planning
The Women’s Care Program provides comprehensive health care services for women that include pap smear/cervical cancer screenings, referrals for mammograms/breast cancer screenings, and treatment for cervical dysplasia and other acute gynecological conditions. Family planning options include a wide variety of birth control methods.
The Women’s Care Program accepts non-insured low to moderate income uninsured women and Medicaid products including Healthy Texas Women.