Herminia Palacio, MD, M.P.H.
Public Health & Environmental Services
2223 West Loop South
Houston, Texas 77027
Phone: (713) 439-6000
Fax: (713) 439-6080
May 15, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Vicki Bowie
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.