NATIVE HEALTH WIC

NATIVE HEALTH’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program helps keep pregnant, breastfeeding women, and children under age five healthy. Walk-ins available at all locations.

WIC stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. NATIVE HEALTH WIC provides healthy foods, nutrition and wellness information, breastfeeding support, and more for our clients.

WIC Serves:

  • Pregnant women
  • Women who recently had a baby
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Infants (newborns to 1 year old)
  • Children under age five

WIC is for all types of Arizona families! Single or married parents and those that are employed or unemployed are all welcome to apply. Children under age five can be enrolled on WIC by their mothers, fathers, grandparents, foster parents, or legal guardian. See “Do I Qualify for WIC?” below for more information.

We operate three WIC clinics at the following locations, days, and times. Walk-ins are welcome at all locations:

NHW Community Health Center

2423 West Dunlap Avenue, Suite 140
Mondays: 8:00 a.m.–5 p.m.*
Wednesdays: 7:00 a.m.–5 p.m.*
Fridays: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.*
Call (602) 279-5351, ext. 3507 to make an appointment.

NATIVE HEALTH Mesa
777 West Southern Avenue, Building C, Suite 301 – Mesa, AZ
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.*
Call (602) 263-1558 to make an appointment.

16th Street (Phoenix Indian Medical Center)
4212 North 16th Street (16th Street/Indian School Road)
Mondays:  7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.*
Tuesdays:  8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.*
Wednesdays:  7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.* 
Thursdays, Thursdays: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.*
Fridays: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.*
Call (602) 263-1558 to make an appointment.

NATIVE HEALTH WIC in Guadalupe
9405 South Avenida del Yaqui – Guadalupe
Call (602) 263-1558 to make an appointment.

*Times are subject to change.

 
Do I Qualify for WIC?

To participate in WIC, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Client category: Pregnant women, post-partum women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children under age five
  • Live in our service area: Residents of Maricopa County and those temporarily residing in Maricopa County
  • Meet income guidelines
 
Register for WIC

To register for NATIVE HEALTH WIC, please bring the following:

  • Identification for the caregiver and infant/child applicant – for example a driver’s license or state issued ID, birth certificate, social security card, immunization record, or tribal ID.
  • Proof of residency – for example a utility bill, driver’s license or state issued ID, or rent/lease agreement
  • Proof of income– for example an eligibility letter from AHCCCS or SNAP (Food Stamps), pay stubs for the previous 30 days, or most recent year’s income tax return.
  • Immunization record- for infants and children.
 
Nutrition Education

All clients receive nutrition education to improve the eating habits and overall health of participants and their families.  

Food Benefits
Food benefits will differ depending on the nutritional need and stage of your baby’s life cycle. Benefits may include milk, cheese, eggs, cereal, beans, peanut butter, fresh fruits and vegetables, infant fruits and vegetables, infant cereal etc. Benefits can be redeemed at local stores using an eWIC card.

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.

Benefits of WIC
Research shows, compared to their peers, WIC clients have:

  • Fewer premature births and low birthweight rates
  • Higher intake of important vitamins & minerals, like iron and Vitamin C, which are important for health
  • A greater chance of receiving medical care and immunizations
  • Improved mental development of children

Referrals
WIC provides referrals to important community resources, such as doctors, dentists, and programs like cash assistance (TANF), food stamps (SNAP), and AHCCCS.

 
For more information

Please direct any questions, concerns, and/or complaints regarding the WIC program to: Nicole Vaudrin, NATIVE HEALTH’s WIC Supervisor at (602) 263-1558, ext. 3703 or email: NVaudrin@nachci.com.

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

fax: (202) 690-7442

email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.