A bundle of joy in the form of a new Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Clinic arrived today as Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) hosted a grand opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting to commemorate the new location of the Visalia WIC Clinic. With speakers on hand from the Tulare County Board of Supervisors, Tulare County Office of Education, and HHSA, with the ribbon-cutting conducted by the Visalia Chamber of Commerce, the new arrival was met with celebration. VISALIA
"This new WIC Clinic location represents the County's continuing mission to improve access to our constituents," said Pete Vander Poel, Supervisor, District Two and Vice-Chairman, Tulare County Board of Supervisors.
"There are nine WIC locations in Tulare County total, and we’ve received a warm welcome from the community as this new Visalia location will be capable of serving a greater number of clients," added Phil Cox, Supervisor, District Three, Tulare County Board of Supervisors. "The location was primarily chosen to better accommodate the needs of our community. It’s close to public transportation and it contributes to the city's continued revitalization of north Visalia."
Providing a new location and improving services for WIC clients, the Visalia WIC Clinic features approximately 8,000 of square feet, providing a confidential environment for clients and staff members. Additionally, the location on 1819 N. Dinuba Boulevard, next door to Tulare County HHSA Human Services Department’s Visalia District Office, continues the County’s mission of excellent customer service by improving public services and making them more accessible.
The WIC program is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children to eat well and stay healthy. The WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program is for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and post-partum women and children under age five who have a nutritional risk.