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WIC is the supplemental food assistance program for Women, Infants, and Children. Designed to promote health and prevent nutrition related health problems, WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding information and referrals to families who participate.


Who Are We?

WIC is the supplemental food assistance program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is designed to promote health and prevent nutrition related health problems by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding information and referrals. Families who participate also receive an eWIC card that they can use to purchase healthy foods at the grocery store. For additional information, please click here

Who is Eligible?

Connecticut families who's household income is below current limits, families that have a child under the age of five, women who are either pregnant or recently delivered, and families who can demonstrate a nutrition related risk or need. Those who apply will need to demonstrate eligibility by coming to the office to show documentation as well as meet with a nutritionist for assessment.

For more details on what you get with WIC check out our WIC Benefits page.

How do I Apply?

If you are a new participant to the WIC program, please call one of our main offices as listed below, to schedule an appointment or you may fill out the application through the link provided below and we will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Please note that if you are a current or previous participant to the WIC program, please call us to schedule an appointment. 

We are currently receiving a higher than normal call volume. If you do not reach a staff member, please leave us a clear message with name & phone number so we can return your call as soon as possible. Thank you.

At your appointment, we'll need to confirm your eligibility for the program. Please be sure to bring the following documents with you: 

  • The person or children you want to enroll in WIC

  • ID of the authorized individual on the account (Guardian), and ID for each member of the family you want to enroll in WIC.

  • Proof if your household income (pay stubs, bank statements, W2, or letter from your employer. Eligibility for Husky A insurance or SNAP may also be used as proof of income.)

  • Proof of residency (Connecticut Issued ID, Utility Bill showing your address, any other official documentation showing that you live in Connecticut)

  • Medical forms. You may need to bring paperwork from the doctor or pediatrician with current blood work information, proof of pregnancy, weight and length measurements, or a WIC prescription if a special formula or medical food is needed.


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Bristol Office

The Bristol office is located at 11 Bellevue Avenue, Bristol, CT. 06010
Telephone Number: 860.585.3280
Email Address: bristolwic@bristolhospital .org

Our hours are:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm
Wednesday from 8 am to 6 pm
Friday from 8 am to 1 pm
4th Saturday of every month from 9 am to 1 pm

Torrington Office

The Torrington office is located at 350 Main Street Suite C, Torrington, CT. 06790
Telephone Number: 860.489.1138
Email Address: torringtonwic@bristolhospital .org

Our hours are:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
3rd Thursday of every month from 8:30 am to 12 noon
Tuesday from 8 am to 6 pm
Friday from 8 am to 12 noon
3rd Saturday of every month from 8 am to 12 noon

Additional Information

How do I shop with WIC?

If you're new to WIC and using the eWIC card for the first time, it can be confusing to know how to use the eWIC card as well as what foods are WIC approved. So, we've provided some tips below on shopping using your eWIC card.

Who is/are my Family Beneficiaries?

Every time we load benefits on your card in the WIC clinic we will print out a Family Benefits List for you. This list will show show you what foods are available on your current food package, when you can use each month of benefits and when you're due for an appointment with us.

How do I check my balance?

Checking your balance before you start shopping will help prevent confusion at the time of checkout. There are four different ways you can check your balance. You can:

  • Check your balance by looking at your receipt from your most recent WIC purchase,

  • Check your balance by using the My Benefits feature in the WIC Shopper app,

  • Check your balance by calling 1-855-222-0510, or

  • Check your balance by creating an account on the EBT website here.

What is the WIC Shopper App?

The WIC shopper has special features for WIC participants to help make shopping easier. The app can be downloaded on your smartphone and or tablet here. From the app, you can:

  • Under Scan Barcode, you are able to scan the barcode(s) of a(an) item(s) to verify if the item(s) is(are) WIC approved,

  • Under My Benefits, you can check your current balance,

  • Under New WIC Food Guide, you can check this to see the full description of all WIC eligible items. Please note that not every item listed will be available for every WIC participant, therefore you must check under My Benefits to see what your are eligible for, 

  • Under Cereal Calculator, you can calculate your eligibility for cereal,

  • Under the I Couldn't Buy This feature, you will be able to fill out the form to alert the state WIC office of a problem or potential problem with WIC items at the store,

  • Under My Appointments, you will be able to see when your upcoming appointment details,

  • Under WIC Stores, you can connect to the the GPS feature on your phone to locate WIC stores near you.

How do I report a problem?

Don't wait until your next WIC appointment to report an issue.  If you're unable to get a WIC food item at the store, or would like to file a complaint about a WIC vendor, let us know.  You can call us at the WIC office, or use the WIC Shopper App and click on the "I couldn't buy this" button.

What is WIC SMART?

WIC Smart is an app that you can download to your smartphone and or tablet to utilize for nutrition tips and education. Families enrolled in the WIC program with a child over 1 years old may be eligible to use the WIC SMART app in place of a follow up visit to the WIC clinic for review. 

To access the WIC Smart app, visit www.wicsmart.com or download the WIC SMART app on your smartphone or tablet App Store. To login, you must use the account number provided to you by your WIC Nutritionist. 

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement for WIC

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found on-line at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.

To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by mail to:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

Or, by fax to (202) 690-7442

Or by email to: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

Declaración de no discriminación del USDA para WIC

Para todos los demás programas de asistencia de nutrición del FNS, agencias estatales o locales y sus subreceptores, deben publicar la siguiente Declaración de No Discriminación: De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles. La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339. Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resource-files/usda-program-discrimination-complaint-form-spanish.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al(866)632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre deldemandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la accióndiscriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles(ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles.

El formularioAD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

O fax (202) 690-7442 o (833) 256-1665

O correo electronico program.intake@usda.gov

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.