The state of Colorado, under the administration of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, offers their own Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program to their residents. WIC is a program designed to educate pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, children below the age of 5 and infants about general health and nutrition.

The Colorado WIC Program provides:

• Nutrition education and personalized consultation that includes support and counseling for breastfeeding women
• Healthy WIC food packages including low-fat milk, fruit juice, cereals, eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, peanut butter, whole grains and beans.

  • Screening and assessment of their health status
  • Referrals to other health-related programs and services that could benefit their family

Colorado WIC Program Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the state’s WIC Program, you must:

  • Be a resident of Colorado
  • Be at nutritional risk
  • Have a combined household income of or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines

To make sure that you are eligible for the program, you can take the Online Pre-Screening Tool or make an appointment with your local WIC clinic.

At the appointment, you must bring the following:

  • Infant or child you are applying for
  • Infant or child’s immunization records
  • Proof of identification (valid/original copy of driver’s license, Colorado ID card, passport or social security card) 
  • Proof of address (1 document with current physical address)
  • Proof of income (paychecks or W2 form)

For other inquiries and concerns regarding the Colorado WIC Program, visit their website or call (303) 692-2400.