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San Marcos to turn over administration of Bastrop WIC


The city of Austin will take over administration of the Women, Infants and Children Program in Elgin and Bastrop from the city of San Marco starting Feb. 4.

Clients of the two clinics will see no change in services, said DerryAnn Gonzales, San Marcos’ WIC Program Manager. “In order to continue to serve all our clients in an efficient and cost effective manner, San Marcos chose to relinquish this service area. The City of Austin, closer to Bastrop, will continue the high standards of WIC services.”

The WIC offices at 443 Highway 21 in Bastrop and at 218 S. Main in Elgin will close at their usual noon time on Friday, Jan. 30 and reopen on Wednesday, February 4 under the management of the city of Austin.

WIC provides food, health care referrals and nutritional education to low income pregnant and postpartum women and their children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

WIC is an equal opportunity provider funded through the federal Women, Infants and Children’s program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Health.

The city of San Marcos manages WIC programs in four other counties, including Hays, Caldwell, Comal, and Guadalupe Counties. Some 11,500 women and their children are served each month.

For information, call the WIC offices in Bastrop at (512) 321-6144 or Elgin at (512) 285-4960. The San Marcos office number is (512) 393-8043 and the Austin WIC office is (512) 972-4942.