East Side Clinic

Head Start
Fort Worth, TX
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1100 Bridgewood Drive
Fort Worth, TX - 76112

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About East Side Clinic

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 Hours:

2ND MON/4TH MON/TUE/WED/THU/FRI: 9:00-6:00

LUNCH 13:00-14:00
SAT: 8:00-5:00 1 SAT/MONTH

WIC Eligibility:

About Fathers

Are services free?

Yes!

All WIC services are free to those who are eligible.

Who provides the services?

The Department of State Health Services runs the Texas WIC program and provides funds to agencies across the state who run local WIC offices.

All kinds of agencies offer WIC services such as local health departments, county and city agencies, migrant health centers, community action agencies, and hospitals.

Many local offices are open in the evenings and on Saturdays so that clients do not have to miss work.

There are over 300 full-time, permanent WIC offices and more than 200 other part-time satellite sites, so finding a WIC clinic close to you shouldn't be a problem.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Guidelines .

WIC uses two main categories of nutritional risk:

(1) medically-based risks such as a history of poor pregnancy outcome, underweight status, or iron-deficiency anemia, and

(2) diet-based risks such as poor eating habits that can lead to poor nutritional and health status.

Clients will be counseled at WIC about these risks and the outcome influenced by nutrition education and nutritious foods provided by WIC.

Live in Texas.

WIC clients usually receive services in the county where they live. U.s. citizenship is not a requirement for eligibility.

Clients must apply in person except in certain limited cases.

How to Become a WIC Client:

  1. Pregnant woman,

  2. breastfeeding a baby less than one year of age,

  3. a postpartum woman (one who had a baby within the last six months), or have an infant or a child who is less than 5 years old

If yes, call 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.

Call or go by the clinic to make an appointment for a pregnant woman, breastfeeding woman, postpartum woman, infant, or child less than 5 years of age. 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 includes 

Applicants and certain family members who receive Medicaid, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, or Food Stamps automatically meet income eligibility by bringing acceptable proof of their participation in one of these programs—they do not have to bring other income documents.

At the time of your appointment, bring documentation of where you live with your current physical address, such as a utility or credit-card bill, rent receipt, or business letter.

At the time of your appointment, bring one document of identification for each person applying for WIC benefits and the adult responsible for the benefits.

Examples of acceptable identification documents are a birth certificate, a driver s license, an immunization card, an employee or school identification card with picture, a Social Security card, or hospital records.

During the appointment the applicant will undergo a simple health screen including height and weight measurement, a finger stick to screen for low iron, a medical and health history and a diet recall and history to determine nutritional risk.

At the end of his or her appointment, an applicant will receive counseling and referral to appropriate health and human services, if applicable.

WIC Program eligibility will also be determined.

Food benefits will be provided to those eligible.

If you have any questions about the above information, lack some item above, or have a special situation, call or go by the clinic before your appointment so the staff may assist you with your situation.

Not bringing in all the documentation at the time of your appointment may delay eligibility determination and benefits.

A complete screen must be done before eligibility can be determined.

WIC Provides and 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.

Many clinics offer classes especially for children. Men who have family members participating in the program are welcome to attend nutrition classes.

Some of the topics clients can learn about:

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,

  1. how to breastfeed while still working,

  2. Dad’s role in supporting breastfeeding,

  3. tips for teens who breastfeed,

  4. how to pump and store breast milk, and much more.

Nutritious Foods

WIC provides benefits each month which are taken to grocery stores and used to buy nutritious foods.

WIC foods include iron-fortified infant formula and infant cereal, iron-fortified adult cereal, vitamin C–rich fruit and vegetable juice, milk, eggs, cheese, beans, and peanut butter.

Different food packages are issued to different clients.

For example, mothers who are totally breastfeeding their babies without formula are issued tuna and carrots in addition to other foods.

Referrals WIC refers clients to a variety of health and social services agencies and programs.

WIC staff can help clients find these services.

Some examples are:

  1. Medicaid, Food Stamps,

  2. Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF),

  3. Child health insurance,

  4. Family planning,

  5. Migrant health services,

  6. Prenatal care,

  7. Texas Health Steps (EPSDT)Medical and dental services

  8. 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 Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Some WIC clinics also provide vouchers for clients to shop at farmers’ markets to buy fresh vegetables and fruits — usually during the spring and summer months.

This service is not available statewide, due to limited funding.

Health Benefits of WIC Studies show that WIC plays an important role in improving birth outcomes and containing health-care costs.

WIC has a positive impact on children’s diets.

WIC improves infant-feeding practices by actively promoting breastfeeding as the best method of feeding infants.

WIC clients have improved rates of childhood immunizations and a regular source of health care.

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Anonymous - Feb 18, 2020

I’ve came twice and they’re never open

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