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.)