What is WIC?
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and
children, popularly known as "WIC" saves lives and improves the health
of nutritionally at-risk women, infants and children. Every eligible
client is interviewed on behavioral risk questions; their weights and
heights measured and blood tested for iron status.
Nutrition Education: All qualified (based on income
and nutritional risk) clients receive nutrition education, action plan
to improve risk factors and food vouchers redeemable at local grocery
Food Vouchers: The Food Vouchers will differ
depending on the nutritional need and stage of lifecycle. The voucehers
can be redeemed for the following at local grocery stores: milk,
cheese, eggs, cereal, beans, peanut butter, fruit juice, etc.
Peer Counseling: The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor encourages, supports and guides pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. This opportunity is available to WIC clients at NATIVE HEALTH WIC sites, by telephone, at home, or in the hospital and will include breastfeeding classes, nutrition information and more.
How does WIC benefit you? Research shows WIC improves:
*Improves birth outcomes, and
*Reduces health care costs.
Referrals to doctors, dentists and programs like emergency cash
assistance (TANF), Food Stamps and AHCCCS.
NATIVE HEALTH WIC has no
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NATIVE HEALTH operates three WIC
clinics, one at the main office (4520 North Central Avenue, 3rd Floor);
one at Phoenix Indian Medical Center (16th Street/Indian School) and
one at NHW Community Health Center (2423 West Dunlap, Suite 140, Thursdays).
You may register at any time to be a patient of NATIVE HEALTH WIC. Please bring the following materials to register: proof of residency (a utility bill) and proof of income (pay stub) and photo ID. If you are registering a child you need to bring an immunization record or birth certificate of the child.
For more information please call our clinic located on Central/Campbell
at (602) 279-5262 x 3104 or our clinic located on 16th Street/Indian
School (Phoenix Indian Medical Center) at (602) 263-1558.
Additionally any questions, concerns, and/or complaints regarding the
WIC program can be directed towards our WIC Supervisor, Lauren Baumhover at (602) 279-5262 x3313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WIC does not replace lost or stolen vouchers.
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
16th Street/Indian School (Phoenix Indian Medical Center)
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
NHW Community Health Center (2423 West Dunlap, Suite 140)
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of
Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating
on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of
Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington,
D.C.20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382. USDA is an
equal opportunity provider and employer.