NATIVE HEALTH’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program helps keep pregnant, breastfeeding women, and children under age five healthy.
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 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: NATIVE HEALTH Central, NHW Community Health Center, NATIVE HEALTH Mesa and Guadalupe Tribal Building. Please call 1-800-470-5930.
To participate in WIC, applicants must meet the following qualifications:
To register for NATIVE HEALTH WIC, please bring the following:
All clients receive nutrition education to improve the eating habits and overall health of participants and their families.
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.
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:
WIC provides referrals to important community resources, such as doctors, dentists, and programs like cash assistance (TANF), food stamps (SNAP), and AHCCCS.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877- 8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28- 17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.