Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
The Northeast Texas Public Health District (NETPHD) WIC Program has 17 clinics in 11 counties throughout East Texas. To make a WIC appointment in Smith County (Tyler/Bullard/Lindale), call 903-592-7635 or 903-533-1319. To make an appointment in other Counties, please call:
What is WIC?
A nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy.
WIC provides health information and referrals; nutrition assessment and counseling; healthy foods for women, infants, and children; and breastfeeding counseling and training.
Why is WIC important?
We need a healthy generation of children who can be productive citizens when they get older. We need children who are free from infections disease, chronic illnesses and obesity. A generation of healthy children would free our State from tremendous future health care costs. WIC saves money because it reduces the number of premature babies that cost a great deal in public Medicaid dollars and in human suffering.
Who is eligible and who can apply?
Fathers of children under the age of 5 are encouraged to enroll their children in the WIC program. Just like any other parent or guardian, fathers can bring their children to appointments, attend nutrition classes, and receive and redeem benefits for their children. Active participation by fathers is a great help in keeping WIC children healthy.