Herminia Palacio, MD, M.P.H.

Executive Director

Public Health & Environmental Services

2223 West Loop South

Houston, Texas 77027

 
 
Phone: (713) 439-6000

Fax: (713) 439-6080

 

 

May 15, 2003

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         CONTACT:  Vicki Bowie

                                                                                                                                 (713) 439-6144

 

                                                                                                                                           Rita Obey

                                                                                                                                 (713) 439-6293

 

 

HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES OPENS NEW WIC CENTER ON VETERANS MEMORIAL DRIVE

 

 

            Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services announces the opening of a new WIC center on May 1st at 11509 Veterans Memorial Drive, Suite 400. This location is within the Emerald Plaza complex, and will be known as the Emerald Plaza WIC Center.

 

            WIC, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children provides nutrition education and food vouchers to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five who have a nutritional need.  WIC also provides breastfeeding assistance, and referrals for health and social services.  The income guidelines for WIC allow a family of four to earn as much as $34,040 annually and still be eligible for the program.  Often working parents who do not qualify for other kinds of assistance are eligible for WIC.

 

            Following are the hours of operation for the Emerald Plaza WIC Center.

                              

                                   Monday-Tuesday               8:00 am-7:00 pm

                                   Wednesday-Thursday         8:00 am-5:00 pm

                                   Friday, 4th Saturday            8:00 am-12 Noon

                                   Week following the 4th Saturday: Closed Friday

 

For more information about WIC or to make an appointment, call (281) 444-0764.