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Toll-Free Line Helps WIC Clients Locate Clinics

News Release
September 21, 2008

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program clients displaced by disasters such as Hurricane Ike and the floods in Presidio can call (800) WIC-FORU – (800) 942-3678 – toll free to find the location of the nearest WIC clinic.

Calls are answered from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, according to Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) officials.

Clients may continue to access WIC benefits through either their electronic benefits card or by vouchers.

WIC is a nutrition program that helps low-income pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well and learn about nutrition.


(News Media: For more information, contact Emily Palmer, DSHS Assistant Press Officer, 512-532-4969 or 512-458-7400.)

Last updated November 22, 2010