Women, Infants, and Children

The City of Laredo WIC Program

The City of Laredo WIC Program is your family’s partner in health every step of the way. WIC benefits are for pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to their 5th birthday. The WIC program offers personal nutrition and breastfeeding support, helps you buy the foods that you and your children need to stay healthy, and helps you find other health-care services near you.  Come to Texas WIC to get the services, support and inspiration you need to eat right, have a healthy pregnancy, breastfeed successfully and raise amazing kids!

WIC Eligibility

Who is eligible and who can apply?

  • Pregnant women
  • Women who are breastfeeding a baby under 1 year of age
  • Women who have had a baby in the past six months
  • Parents, step-parents, guardians, and foster parents of infants and children under the age of 5 can apply for their children
  • If you have a job or if you have private health insurance, you can still apply for WIC.

Are services free?

  • Yes! All WIC services are free to those who are eligible.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Meet the income guidelines.
  • Be at nutritional risk.
  • Live in Texas.
 

How to Become a WIC Client:

  • Call 956-795-4943 or 1 (800) WIC-FORU [1 (800) 942-3678] Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to obtain the telephone number and address of a WIC clinic that is close to where you live.
  • At the time of your appointment, bring documentation of your household's source of income or wages. This applies to all members of the household.

Some examples of documentation include:

  • Paycheck stubs, a
  • Current tax return, a
  • Letter from an employer, a
  • Social Security check, a
  • Child-support check
  • Self-employed accounting records.
    Or proof of eligibility for Medicaid, SNAP or TANF

What does WIC provide and who receives the benefits?

WIC provides nutrition education, nutritious foods, referrals to health and human services and breastfeeding support. Food benefits are issued for each client. Both fathers and mothers can receive and spend the benefits for their children. 

WIC Nutrition Education

Clients receive individual nutrition counseling and nutrition classes.

Some of the topics clients can learn about: 

  • Eating healthfully during pregnancy for mom and baby
  • Infant and child nutrition — healthy foods for happy children, picky eaters, watching your child’s weight, and lots more
  • How to get the most out of your food dollars
  • Valuable parenting skills
  • Stages of child development
  • The importance of childhood immunizations
  • Tips for pregnant teens
  • Common infant problems, such as colic, constipation, and crying

Breastfeeding Support

Clients receive encouragement and instruction in breastfeeding. In many cases, breastfeeding women are provided breast pumps free of charge. WIC helps clients learn why breastfeeding is the best start for their baby, how to breastfeed while still working, Dad’s role in supporting breastfeeding, tips for teens who breastfeed, how to pump and store breastmilk, and much more.

Nutritious Foods

The WIC food packages offer fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat milk, yogurt, and baby food in addition to cereal, eggs, juice, peanut butter and beans. Overall, WIC offers a variety of foods to help you make smart choices for you and your family.

Referrals

WIC refers clients to a variety of health and social services agencies and programs. Some examples are:

  • Medicaid
  • SNAP
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Child health insura
  • Family planning
  • Migrant health services
  • Prenatal care
  • Texas Health Steps (EPSDT)
  • Medical and dental services
  • Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)
  • The School Lunch / Breakfast Summer Lunch Program
  • Food Pantries
  • Literacy Services
  • Job Banks
  • Housing Services
  • Parenting Classes
  • Drug and alcohol abuse programs
  • Child care
  • Child support enforcement

The City of Laredo
WIC Program

Clinic Hours of Operation

1301 Ladrillera Health Promotion Center

2100 Pinder (956) 795-2487

Laredo, Texas 78040

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00 - 12:00 1:00 - 5:00


Supervisor: Maritza Benavides, RD

1302 Santo Nino Health Promotion Center

3806 South Hwy 83 #300 (956) 795-2488

Laredo, Texas 78046

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 - 5:00
  • Wednesday(1st, 2nd, 3rd)
    8:00 - 8:00
  • Saturday
    9:00 - 2:00

Supervisor: Paulina Massieu, RD

1303 Cedar Health Promotion Center

2600 Cedar (956)795-4943

Laredo, Texas 78041

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 - 5:00
  • Wednesday
    8:00 - 8:00
  • Saturday
    9:00 - 2:00

Supervisor: Karina Orozco, RD

1305 Farias Health Promotion Center

1210 Philadelphia (956) 795-2482

Laredo, Texas 78042

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 - 12:00 1:00 - 5:00
  • Wednesday
    11-8 (1st & 3rd)
  • Wednesday
    8-12 1-5 (2nd & 4th)

Supervisor: Fabiola Guerra, Nutritionist

1306 Rio Bravo Health Promotion Center

1600 Orquidia Lane (956) 795-2174

Rio Bravo, Texas 78046

Monday, Tuesday, Friday
8:00 - 12:00 1:00 - 5:00

Supervisor: Paulina Massieu, RD

1307 Larga Vista Health Promotion Center

5401Cisneros (956) 717-3538

Laredo, Texas 78043

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 - 12:00 1:00 - 5:00
  • Wednesday
    11-8 (1st & 3rd)
  • Wednesday
    8-12 1-5 (2nd & 4th)

Supervisor: Roxanna Lara, Nutritionist

1310 Northwest Health Promotion Center

10224 Atlanta Dr. (956) 712-4015

Laredo, Texas 78046

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 - 12:00 1:00 - 5:00
  • Wednesday
    11-8 (1st & 3rd)
  • Wednesday
    8-12 1-5 (2nd & 4th)

Supervisor: Stephanie Garcia, Nutritionist

1311 CLHD LMC WIC Clinic

1700 E. Saunders #455 (956) 727-9253

Laredo, Texas 78041

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 - 12:00 1:00 - 5:00
  • Wednesday
    11-8 (1st & 3rd)
  • Wednesday
    8-12 1-5 (2nd & 4th)

Supervisor: Anailse Martinez, Nutritionist

1312 Hebbronville WIC Clinic

517 W. Viggie 361-527-9135

Hebbronville, TX 78361

Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 - 12:00 1:00 - 4:00


Supervisor: Elida J. Estrada, Nutritionist

1313 Zapata WIC Clinic

101 1st Street (956) 765-8442

Zapata, TX 78076

Monday - Friday
8:00 - 12:00 1:00 - 5:00


Supervisor: Sylvia Flores, RD

1314 San Diego WIC Clinic

109 W. Gravis (361) 279-8396

San Diego, TX 78384

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00 - 12:00 1:00 - 5:00


Supervisor: Elida J. Estrada, Nutritionist

1318 Alice WIC Clinic

408 North Flournoy Rd. Ste C (361) 668-1922

Alice, TX 78332

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 - 12:00 1:00 - 5:00
Closed 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month
  • Wednesday
    11-8 (1st)
  • Wednesday
    8-12 1-5 (2nd, 3rd & 4th)

Supervisor: Gloria Rodriguez, Nutritionist

1319 Live Oak County WIC Clinic

301 Houston St. (361) 449-8028 x1028

George West, TX 78022

1st & 3rd Thursday of the month
10:00 - 1:00 2:00 - 4:00


Supervisor: Gloria Rodriguez, Nutritionist

1320 Kingsville WIC Clinic

1403 E. Corral (361) 592-2022

Kingsville, TX 78363

Monday - Friday
8:00 - 12:00 1:00 - 5:00


Supervisor: Linda Buck, RD Celina Hernandez, Nutritionist

1322 Falfurrias WIC Clinic

125 E. Miller (361) 325-2600

Falfurrias, TX 78355

Monday - Friday
8:00 - 12:00 1:00 - 5:00


Supervisor: Sandra Gonzalez, LVN III