WIC Modifying Services To Reduce COVID 19 Exposure
WIC is modifying its services to help reduce the spread and exposure of COVID 19 in El Paso.
WIC - The City of El Paso Department of Public Health’s Women, Infants and Children program is closing four centers and keeping nine open while also transitioning to curbside service to limit direct contact and help reduce the spread and exposure of COVID 19.
WIC provides much needed supplemental foods, breastfeeding support and social service referrals to women and their children under the age of 5.
At this time, the Henderson, Canutillo, Montana Vista, and San Elizario WIC centers will be closed due to low participation; however, services will be delivered at one of the other centers. WIC is also continuing to accept new applications for services especially for residents who may be adversely affected by the stay home order.
Anyone affected by the closing of the four centers will be directed to visit one of the following locations that remain open:
- Lee Trevino Center, 1840 Lee Trevino
- Ysleta Center, 110 Candelaria
- Sunrise Center, 8500 Dyer #54
- North Loop Center, 8010 N. Loop
- Pershing Center, 3707 Pershing
- Fort Bliss Center, Building 51 Slater
- Americas Center, 10039 North Loop
- Westside Center, 5195 Mace
- George Dieter Center, 1757 George Dieter #109-111
Now that WIC staff will operate via curbside service they will be contacting participants to schedule appointments. Documentation required such as income, residency and personal ID will be requested electronically when possible. Residents without internet access can still bring their documentation, which will then be reviewed in person or by phone.
For those that do not have phone access, transportation or encounter other challenges, food benefits can be mailed to after their current address is confirmed. For more information call the Customer Service Center at 915- 212-4942, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit EPHealth.com or EPSalud.com.