In order to promote and comply with Galveston County’s Order of Essential Services and Activities and public health concerns with COVID-19, the Galveston County Health District is closed to the public through April 30.
Galveston’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) offices are currently closed to the public. Services are available in Texas City and Dickinson by appointment only Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Please call 409. 763.7207.
Texas City WIC Office
9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, Texas, 77591
Dickinson WIC Office
2401 Termini Street
Dickinson, Texas 77539
Our Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) division provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
WIC is Going Paperless!
At WIC, we are always working to serve you better, for a healthier Texas. Our new computer system will provide:
- Appointment reminders by phone, text or email.
- New and improved growth charts so you can see how your child is growing healthy and strong.
- Shopping lists in English and Spanish.
- And more!
What WIC Offers
- Supports you and your child from pregnancy to delivery to raising a toddler.
- Shares ways to stay healthy by offering classes, children’s activities, cooking demonstrations, and shopping tips.
- Connects you to other families to talk about healthy goals.
- Answers your questions about good nutrition for your family.
- Gives you personal attention from WIC breastfeeding experts, and extra benefits like breast pumps and special food packages.
- Helps you find other health-care services near you.
- Helps you buy the foods that you and your children need to stay healthy.
Get Healthy Foods and More!
There’s more to Texas WIC benefits than helping your family buy healthy foods. You can take online classes, meet with other families, and get one-on-one nutrition counseling so you can make smart choices and delicious family meals!
To be eligible, applicants must meet income guidelines, a residency requirement, and be individually determined to be at “nutrition risk” by a health professional. If you qualify, you’ll get a food package specially designed to meet your needs, and a Texas WIC card to use at the grocery store. It keeps track of your WIC food benefits and works just like a debit card.
Texas WIC food packages are full of the nutrients your family needs to grow healthy and strong, like fiber, calcium, and iron. Your food package could include:
- Fruits and vegetables
- 100% fruit and vegetable juices
- Milk, cheese, and yogurt
- Whole grains like brown rice, whole-wheat tortillas, whole-wheat pasta, and whole-wheat bread
- Healthy cereals
- Peanut butter
- Canned fish
- Baby foods and formula
Click here to learn more about our free breastfeeding support group, Mother's Milk Club!