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Colorado WIC ProgramWomen, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children. The WIC Program is a nutrition program that provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy food and other services free of charge to Colorado families who qualify. Learn more by watching a quick Welcome to WIC Video in English or Spanish.

Denver WIC Locations

Eastside Community Health Center
501 28th Street
Denver, CO 80205 | Map It
M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Zip Codes in Denver County

Lowry Community Health Center
1001 Yosemite Street
Denver, CO 80203 | Map It
M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Zip Codes: 80220, 80230, 80231, 80247

Montbello Community Health Center
12600 E. Albrook Drive
Denver, CO 80239 | Map It
M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zip Codes: 80238, 80239, 80249

Southwest Family Health Center
Opening April 2016
1339 S. Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80219

Westside Community Health Center
1100 Federal Boulevard
Denver, CO 80204 | Map It
M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zip Codes: 80236, 80219, 80223, 80204, 80227

This program has been successful in improving the health of participants and reducing health care costs through the following services:

  • Personalized nutrition consultations
  • Breastfeeding classes, information, and referrals
  • Peer counseling for breastfeeding support. A WIC peer counselor is a WIC mother just like you. She lives in your community and has breastfed her own baby. She has been carefully selected by WIC to talk to moms about feeding their babies and give you support to meet your goals for feeding your baby.
  • Vouchers to purchase nutritious, allowable foods
  • Nutrition and health education on a variety of topics, such as meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby and shopping on a budget
  • Referrals for medical, dental care, health insurance, childcare, housing and other services that can benefit the whole family
  •  Collaboration with medical professionals to ensure consistent and quality care

Apply For WIC

The WIC Program is for all kinds of families. If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under 5 years of age, married and single, working or not, you can apply for WIC. Call 303-602-6550 to schedule an appointment with one of our Denver County WIC locations.

To be eligible for the Denver WIC program, you must be:

  • Pregnant, breastfeeding (up to one year after the delivery of baby) or a postpartum woman (up to six months after the delivery of baby) or an infant or a child up to five years of age
  • A resident of Denver County
  • Income-eligible. (Participants of other programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, TANF may automatically be income-eligible)
  • Able to provide acceptable documentation, including proof of identification, income and residence 

Your First WIC Visit

When you and your child attend your first WIC appointment, you may expect the following:

  • The appointment will be about an hour in length
  • A WIC professional will screen your income, residence, and identification qualifications
  • You and your children will be screened for height, weight and hemoglobin (finger sticks to check your, or your child’s, blood for anemia)
  • You will receive nutrition and/or breastfeeding guidance
  • You will receive WIC checks to use that day at your local grocery store to purchase specific nutritious foods