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Changing Your Infant Formula Food Package



If You Are Moving to a Utah WIC Clinic

Beginning October 1, 2007 Utah County WIC clinics will provide only certain Similac formulas, except in a case of certain medical conditions. Utah WIC does not allow low-iron formulas.

The reason for providing one brand name is due to contracting and rebates. This allows WIC to better stay within budget and help more people. There are many different formulas that are approved to be safe for infants.

The following formulas are under current Utah WIC contract and do not require a prescription:

  • Similac Advance
  • Similac Sensitive
  • Similac Sensitive R.S.
  • Similac Go & Grow (for infants 9-12 months of age)
  • Isomil Advance Soy
  • Similac Go & Grow Soy (for infants 9-12 months of age)

In situations where another formula is needed a prescription is required from your doctor or other qualified medical professional for any non-contract formula.

If a child over the age of one needs to continue on formula or a supplement, a prescription is required.

Utah WIC requires a prescription from a doctor or other qualified medical professional if a non-contract formula or supplement is needed. If a child over the age of one needs to continue on formula or a supplement, a prescription is required. The prescription is required to have:

  • Date prescription was written.
  • Name of individual needing non-contract formula or supplement.
  • A diagnosis, or reason why non-contract formula or supplement is needed.
  • Length of time the non-contract formula or supplement will be needed. The prescription can be written for up to 6 months before a new prescription is required.
  • Quantity of non-contract formula or supplement needed.
  • Signature of doctor or other qualified medical professional.



If You Are Moving to a WIC Clinic Outside of Utah

Please contact your new WIC Clinic about its policy for infant formula and prescriptions.

 

Other Changes to Your WIC Food Package



If You Are Moving to a Utah WIC Clinic

What foods do Utah WIC clinics provide?

Utah WIC clinics provide food vouchers each month that are redeemed in local grocery stores to buy nutritious foods. WIC approved foods include:

  • Cheese
  • Dried beans or peas
  • Eggs
  • Iron-fortified cereal
  • Milk
  • Peanut butter
  • 100% juice
  • Iron-fortified infant formula  
  • Carrots, for exclusively breastfeeding mothers
  • Tuna, for exclusively breastfeeding mothers

Different food packages are issued to different clients to help meet their needs. You may receive different foods depending on if you are breastfeeding or not. A woman, infant, and child will each receive different food packages. A WIC nutritionist will determine which food package you will receive.  


What if I have a food allergy or need changes to the foods Utah WIC clinics provide?

In some situations, a special food letter may be issued to you to allow you to get foods that are not part of the regular food packages and not listed on the food card. These changes may be possible if a person:

  • Has a food allergy or intolerance
  • Has inadequate growth
  • Has a medical or nutrition condition that requires different foods
  • Is homeless

A WIC nutritionist will help you know if you are eligible for different foods. If you are eligible you may receive a different food package, a Special Food Letter, or you may need a prescription for certain formulas or foods.

Utah WIC requires a completed Formula and Food Authorization Form from a medical doctor or other qualified medical professional if a non-contract formula or supplement is needed.

 

If You Are Moving to a WIC Clinic Outside of Utah

Please contact your new WIC Clinic about its policy for infant formula and prescriptions.

 

North County WIC Clinic

599 South 500 East
American Fork, UT 84003

801-851-7320
801-851-7329 (fax)

Provo WIC Clinic

151 South University Ave Ste 2100
Provo, UT 84601

801-851-7300
801-851-7303 (fax)

Orem WIC Clinic

816 N 980 W
Orem, UT 84057

801-851-7340
801-851-7346 (fax)

South County WIC Clinic

910 E 100 N, #125
Payson, UT 84651

801-851-7360
801-465-0911 (fax)