OPTIMUS Health Care WIC Program

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1450 Barnum Avenue, Suite 205
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Phone: (203) 333-9200
Fax: (203) 638-3616

Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Third Saturday of each month 9:00 a.m.-1 p.m.

Services

• Individual time to speak with a nutritionist or trained professional about your diet or your child’s diet.
• Breastfeeding support and information.
• Opportunity to meet and talk to other moms with young children.
• Referrals to health care and other social service programs.
• An eWIC card to buy healthy food for you or your children.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends).
Breastfeeding women(up to infant’s 1 st birthday).
Non-breastfeeding postpartum women(up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends).
Infants**(up to 1st birthday). WIC serves 45 percent of all infants born in the United States.
Children** up to their 5th birthday (fathers, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply for WIC for their children).
**Note: fathers, grandparents, foster parents or other guardians may apply.

WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS?

· Live in Connecticut, but you do not need to be a U.S. citizen.
· Complete a nutrition assessment with WIC staff.
· Must meet the WIC income guidelines which are set at or below 185% of the federal
· Poverty income limit.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

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 online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.