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Mary Gomez, MN

 

Contact Us

health@cochise.az.gov
 

Toll Free
1-800-423-7271

 

Benson   
126 W. 5th Street 
Benson, AZ 85602

(520) 586-8200

 

Bisbee  

(Main Office)
1415 Melody Lane Bldg. A 
Bisbee, AZ 85603
(520) 432-9400


Douglas  
1012 North G Avenue Ste 101
Douglas, AZ 85607
(520) 805-5600
 

 

Sierra Vista  

4115 E. Foothills Drive
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
(520) 803-3900


Willcox 
450 S. Haskell Avenue
Willcox, AZ 85643
(520) 384-7100
 

Cochise Health & Social Services

WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children 

Director Renee Cooper, MS, R.D.

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Arizona WIC Program

 

Arizona Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) 

WIC is a federally funded program which provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, community referrals and nutritious foods. With a complete nutrition assessment participants are provided an individualized food package to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle (see list below). 

For more information on the WIC Program or to scheudle an appointment please call 1-877-WIC-CHSS (1-877-942-2477), se habla espanol.

WIC foods include:

  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Beans/Peanut Butter
  • Eggs
  • Cereal
  • 100% Fruit Juice
  • Tuna (for breastfeeding women)
  • Carrots (for breastfeeding women)
  • Infant formula
  • Infant juice and cereal

Health Assessment includes:

  • Monitoring height and weight
  • Checking hemoglobin levels
  • Dietary assessment
  • Health history

Nutrition Education includes:

  • Setting a nutrition goal with client
  • Working on a care plan with client
  • Giving written information on good nutrition and health

Residents eligible to apply to the WIC Program include:

  • Meet income guidelines
  • Must be at nutritional risk
  • Must be a resident of Cochise County
  • Women & Children requirements: Pregnant women, Breastfeeding women, Postpartum women to 12 months (if she's breastfeeding), Infants, Children under 5 years of age

Please note: All participants must meet income guidelines and have resident status in Cochise County. There is no charge for eligibility screening. 

How to Become a WIC Client

  • Call 1-877-WIC-CHSS (1-877-942-2477) or 1-800-2525-WIC to set up an appointment with your local County WIC office.  (See a full listing of WIC offices below.)
  • Bring proof of income. One of the following for everyone who works: Paycheck, Tax return, Letter from employer
  • Individuals with proof of AHCCCS, TANF, or Food Stamps meet WIC income eligibility and must provide notice of action letter at WIC enrollment.
  • Bring proof of residence. One of the following: Driver's License with correct address, Utility bill or other piece of business mail
  • Bring proof of identity. One of the following: Photo ID, Official identification, Birth document for infants and children
  • Undergo a simple health screening to determine nutritional risk.

Cochise County WIC Offices

Bisbee
1415 Melody Lane, Bldg A
Bisbee, AZ 85603-3090

1-877-WIC-CHSS (1-877-942-2477)

Benson        
126 W. 5th Street, Suite 3
Benson, AZ 85602

1-877-WIC-CHSS (1-877-942-2477)

Douglas
1012 North G. Ave., Ste 101 Douglas, AZ 85607

1-877-WIC-CHSS (1-877-942-2477)

Sierra Vista
4115 E. Foothills Dr.
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

1-877-WIC-CHSS (1-877-942-2477)

Willcox
450 W. Haskell
Willcox, AZ 85643

1-877-WIC-CHSS (1-877-942-2477)

Farmer's Market Nutrition Program 

The Farmer's Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides women and children who participate in WIC, $30 worth of vouchers they can redeem for locally grown fruits and vegetables at the Farmer's markets.  Currently, WIC clients can redeem their vouchers in the Sierra Vista, Bisbee or Elfrida markets. 

 

Commodity Supplemental Food Program

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is another program administered the ADHS for clients no longer eligible for WIC, including post-partum women who are no longer breastfeeding and children ages 5 to 6. It also includes seniors, 60 years of age and over who are low income and are considered at risk for malnutrition. Once certified, they receive one food box per month. These can be picked up at the Health Department in Sierra Vista, the Benson Food Bank, and Douglas residents can also participate by signing up at the Douglas Health Department. This program is administered through various agencies, and is also funded by USDA, through the ADHS, Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Nutrition Services.

The following link takes you to the ADHS webpage Commodity Supplemental Food Program where you can obtain detailed information on how ADHS administers this program.  Also, this link to the USDA web page features information on this program and easy recipes using commodity foods. Click on the food you're interested in preparing, and nutrition and recipe information will appear. USDA Food & Nutrition Service - Food Distribution Programs 

 

Related Links

 

Arizona Women, Infants & Children Program

Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Arizona Nutrition Network

Arizona Breastfeeding Coalition

Breastfeeding.com

La Leche League

American Dietetic Association

Community Food & Nutrition Program

Sesame Street Stay Healthy