Optimus Health Care - Wic Program
1450 Barnum Avenue
Bridgeport, CT - 06608
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The Official WIC program is available to low to moderate income pregnant women, recently delivered women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk. Fathers can also bring their children to apply for WIC. You may apply for WIC if you are working or unemployed. Check the Income Guidelines Table to see if you are eligible for WIC. This website was created for women looking for WIC information and locations. We are also working towards adding other locations and services that may help out women.
Office Information: Office hours Wednesday/Thursday/Friday (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.), Monday/Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Who is eligible?
Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends). Breastfeeding women (up to infant’s 1 st birthday).Non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends).Infants (up to 1st birthday). WIC serves 45 percent of all infants born in the United States. Children up to their 5th birthday (fathers, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply for WIC for their children).
What are the benefits?Individual time to speak with a nutritionist or trained professional about your diet or your child s diet. Breastfeeding support and information.Opportunity to meet and talk to other moms with young children.Referrals to health care and other social service programs.An eWIC card to buy healthy food for you or your children.
PUBLIC COMMENT FOR THE CONNECTICUT WIC STATE PLAN
The Department of Public Health annually prepares a State Plan for the operation of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The Department is currently in the process of developing this plan for the period October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. The public is encouraged to provide comments/suggestions by submitting written comments by July 15, 2016. CT WIC State Plan Anyone who wishes to submit written comments is requested to do so prior toJuly 15, 2016. Email to: Carol Castro email@example.comMail to: CT Department of Public Health 410 Capitol Avenue, MS#11WICHartford, CT 06134Questions: (860) 509-7187 Fax (860) 509-8391
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