WIC is OPEN FOR PHONE APPOINTMENTS
WIC is here to support you. All offices are currently open for phone appointments only. If you have an upcoming WIC appointment, your local WIC office will call to complete your appointment over the phone. Please answer when the WIC office calls you. If you have changed your phone number, please contact your local WIC office to provide them with a number they can best reach you at. If you have missed an appointment call your local WIC office for instructions. You can find your local WIC office phone number in the “Find a WIC Office” button with this app or call 1-800-741-2142. Due to a higher call volume you may have to leave a voice message.
Important message regarding shopping for WIC foods/formula. Please be aware that while some stores may have limited food items on their shelves WIC vendors have notified us that they are receiving deliveries daily. If you cannot locate a WIC approved item you may have to try a different day/time or another WIC approved store. For a complete list of WIC approved stores visit the “WIC Stores” button with this app or https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/WIC/Retailers. Please do not wait until the end of your benefit month to shop as you may be lose out on some of your WIC items.
Expanded Connecticut WIC Food Options During COVID-19
The COVID-19 disaster has made it harder to find some items in the grocery store, including some WIC foods. To help families during this time, Connecticut WIC is temporarily expanding WIC-approved foods in the following categories:
More 100% Whole Wheat Bread & 100% Whole Grain Bread options
Choose Size 16 ounces up to 24 ounces
Arnold, Oroweat, Aunt Millie’s, Big Y, Country Health, Freihofer’s, Koepplinger’s, Open Nature, Pepperidge Farm, PICS by Price Chopper, Sara Lee, Signature Select, Stop & Shop, Stroehmann, Village Health, Wonder, Nature’s Own
If you cannot find a 16 oz WIC bread, regardless of the size, any bread between 16 and 24 ounces will only count as 16 ounces towards your Whole Grain benefit.
WIC-approved eggs now include Medium, Extra-large and Jumbo sizes Permanently Added
WIC approved cheese now includes 8 oz and 16 oz packages Any Brand of Shredded and String cheese
WIC approved juice now includes Juicy Juice 100% Package size 128 fl oz Permanently Added
Flavors: Apple, Fruit Punch, Kiwi Strawberry
If you or your family members are experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath or other flu like symptoms-call your health care provider or local health department.