Pueblo Community Health Center and Pueblo WIC Team Up
(Pueblo, CO, Oct. 5, 2021) – Pueblo Community Health Center (PCHC) and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), a program of the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment have teamed up to better serve Pueblo County. Starting October 6, 2021, and every Wednesday thereafter, a WIC representative will be available for appointments at the PCHC Colorado Clinic between 9 AM and 5 PM.
A customer satisfaction survey conducted by the Colorado WIC office in 2019 revealed travel obstacles as a common issue for Pueblo WIC participants. Teaming up with PCHC will help many overcome this obstacle due to the central location of the clinic. This clinic also assists in reducing the amount of travel for those who are PCHC patients and WIC participants. Both PCHC and WIC help service those qualifying in low-income guidelines in Pueblo.
WIC was established as a permanent program in 1974 to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk. This mission is carried out by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health and other social services.
“We are really excited to be able to offer WIC services on site for our new moms, babies and children. We are looking forward to collaborating with our colleagues at WIC,” said Wendy Raso, CNM, Director of Perinatal Services at PCHC.
“This partnership has the potential to make it easier for participants to make their appointments, and time spent traveling to each appointment by promoting one point of care. I am most looking forward to being able to make connections with PCHC staff, provide more information about the WIC program to their patients and provide WIC services in a location that may better fit the participants’ needs,” said Zoie Barcus, WIC Public Health Dietitian.
For more information regarding Pueblo WIC please visit https://county.pueblo.org/public-health/wic and follow Pueblo WIC on Facebook and Instagram. To find out more about PCHC and what services they provide please visit www.pueblochc.org.
Pueblo Community Health Center’s mission has been the same since 1983: To provide primary health care to those in need. In 2020, over 23,000 patients received care at a PCHC facility. To learn more about PCHC and its Foundation, please visit www.pueblochc.org and like or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.