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Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, offered by the CT Department of Public Health and administered locally throughout Northeast Connecticut by Day Kimball Healthcare. WIC provides nutrition and breastfeeding education and assistance to women prenatally and up to one year after giving birth, and nutrition assistance to children up to age five. 

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What Does WIC Provide?

  • Nutrition education through consultations with a nutritionist 
  • Breastfeeding education and assistance through consultations with a lactation consultant
  • Vouchers for the purchase of supplemental healthy foods. Infant formula supplements are also provided for babies who are formula fed.
  • Referrals for health care and other social services

 

Who is Eligible?

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women, up to one year after giving birth
  • Non-breastfeeding women, up to six months after giving birth
  • Children up to age 5 (fathers and other non-eligible guardians can register eligible children for the program)
  • WIC is an income-eligible program, meaning clients are accepted based upon their income. Individuals that receive health insurance through HUSKY A are automatically eligible for WIC. View the current income requirements >

 

How Do I Participate and What Should I Expect?

To participate in the WIC program, you will be asked to provide proof of income, residency, proper identification, and recent medical information. Please be sure to bring your proof of income, proof of residency, identification and recent medical information (particularly height, weight and hemoglobin) to your first appointment.

Upon verification of eligibility, you will then visit with a WIC nutritionist to talk about your family's diet. The nutritionist will provide educational resources and tips to help you in providing good nutrition for both yourself and your children. If you are a breastfeeding mother, you may also meet with a lactation consultant, who will provide information and assistance in meeting any breastfeeding challenges. 

At the end of the appointment the nutritionist will provide WIC food vouchers for the purchase of approved foods at local grocery stores. View the CT WIC approved foods list >

For more information, visit the CT Department of Public Health WIC webpage >

 

Contact the WIC Program at Day Kimball Healthcare 

Please call for an appointment and to determine which of our locations works best for you. We travel to our satellite offices each week. If we do not answer the phone during our office hours, we may be busy with clients. Please leave a message with your name and phone number and we will be sure to return your call within one business day. 

Office Hours
Monday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone:(860) 928-3660 or (860) 774-7860

Fax: (860) 963-6325

Email: Kera at kmorissette@daykimball.org

Main Office
Community Services Center
Day Kimball Hospital Campus
320 Pomfret Street
Putnam, CT 06260


Satellite Locations
Killingly Community Center
185 Broad Street, Danielson

Plainfield Family Resource Center
651 Norwich Road, Plainfield

TEEG
15 Thatcher Road, North Grosvnerdale

 

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