Common questions

July 26, 2019
Topics: Eligibility

What do I bring to my first WIC appointment?

  • Each person who will be enrolling into the WIC program
  • Identification — for yourself & any children age birth to 5 years
  • Proof of address — a document verifying your current address
  • Proof of income — current documents such as paycheck, tax return or letter from employer.

When you make your WIC appointment, we can help you identify which documents to bring. 

What should I expect at my first WIC appointment?

Your WIC appointment includes a visit with a WIC staff member to help determine your eligibility. We will measure, weigh and check the iron level of each family member applying for WIC and answer any questions you may have about health and nutrition. You’ll receive a Colorado WIC card, which you will use like a debit card, to buy food specially designed to meet some of your needs at the grocery store. 

How long can I stay on WIC?

If you meet the income requirements:

  • Babies and children can stay on WIC until they turn 5.
  • Women can remain on WIC through their pregnancy and then can enroll again after their baby is born.
  • Women who are breastfeeding can stay on WIC until their baby’s first birthday.
  • Women who are formula feeding their baby can stay on WIC until their baby is 6 months old.  

What about dads?

Dads of babies and children  younger than 5 can enroll their children in the WIC program. Just like any other parent or guardian, dads can bring their children to appointments, attend nutrition classes and get benefits for their children.

What if I have other questions?

Contact a WIC office near you. You can go to any WIC clinic in Colorado that works for you!