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Products:  Reimbursement Information

nutrition and autismAt Nutricia, we know that reimbursement of medical foods is an important piece in families’ lives, influences medical decisions and contributes to better health and diet. Depending on your state and insurance plan, your child’s specialized medical foods may qualify for reimbursement.

State Reimbursement Programs

To see if you qualify for various state health programs, simply click on the product you are inquiring about: Neocate Infant DHA and ARA, Neocate One +, Neocate Junior, EO28 Splash and Pepdite Junior.

Reimbursement Legislation

The following states now require that insurance companies reimburse families for Neocate. The details of each law are different, so click on your state below to find out more.

Arizona
Connecticut
Illinois
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts

Minnesota
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Rhode Island


These important laws came to be thanks in large part to the many parents and families who got involved in the legislative process, sharing their stories with their communities and elected officials.

To learn how you can get involved in your state, visit www.childrensmagic.org.

Other cost assistance options include WIC (Women, Infants and Children), Flex Spending Accounts and Tax Deductions.

Instructions for Applying for Insurance Reimbursement

View detailed information (PDF) on how to go about applying for insurance reimbursement.

Sample letters of Medical Necessity (Word templates)

Flexible Spending Accounts

A Flexible Spending Account is a benefit offered by some employers that allows you to direct a portion of your pay into a tax-free account to be used throughout the year for out-of-pocket expenses. This includes certain Healthcare expenses that are not covered by your insurance plan. The range of coverage depends on the employer and while some have a narrow scope of expenses they will cover, others will cover anything remotely considered medical. Certain plans will reimburse you for medical foods if they are submitted with evidence of medical necessity. Your doctor can write a note describing your child’s medical condition and necessity for medical foods. 

Tax Deductions

Check with your tax advisor to determine if your child’s medical food is eligible to be claimed as a medical expense. Usually, the cost difference between a prescribed specialized food and the alternative food is eligible for deduction. For example, the cost difference between a specialized formula like Neocate Junior or E028 Splash and a milk-based, nutritionally complete formula could be calculated and deducted as medical expenses. In addition, some parents are able to deduct shipping or driving costs spent to attain the specialized food which cannot be purchased locally. TACA’s website has a great section on tax strategies for parents of kids with special needs:
http://www.talkaboutcuringautism.org/resources/tax-strategies/
tax-strategies-for-parents-of-special-needs-children.htm
.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children)

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, more commonly known as WIC, is a national program providing nutrition services to low income women, infants and children. States receive Federal grants to provide nutrition education, supplemental foods and Healthcare referrals to qualifying families. To apply, contact your state agency via their website or toll free phone number.

AL

Division of WIC  
Bureau of Family Health Services  
Alabama Department of Public Health  
RSA Tower, Suite 1300, P.O. Box 303017  
Montgomery, AL  36130-3017

Toll-free in-state: 1-888-942-4673 (1-888-WIC HOPE)
Fax:  (334) 206-2914  
Website:
http://www.adph.org/wic/

AK

Department of Health and Social Services
Office of Children's Services
Family Nutrition Programs - WIC  
P.O. Box 110612  
Juneau, AK  99811-0612  

TDD:  (907) 586-4265 
Fax:  (907) 465-3416 
Website:
http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dpa/
programs/nutri/WIC/default.htm

AZ

USDA Nutrition Programs
AZ Department of Health Services
150 North 18th Avenue, Suite 310
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-252-5WIC or 1-800-252-5942
Fax: (602) 542-1890 or 1804
Website:
http://www.azwic.gov/

AR

USDA Nutrition Programs
AZ Department of Health Services
150 North 18th Avenue, Suite 310
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-252-5WIC or 1-800-252-5942
Fax: (602) 542-1890 or 1804
Website:
http://www.azwic.gov/

CA

California WIC Program
Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 997375
West Sacramento, CA 95899-7375

Toll-free in-state: 1-888-WICWORKS or 1-888-942-9675
Fax: (916) 263-3321
Website:
http://www.wicworks.ca.gov/ 

CO

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
FCHSD-NS-A4
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, Colorado 80246-1530 p

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-688-7777
Fax: (303) 756-9926
Website:
http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/ps/wic/index.asp

CT

State WIC Program  
Department of Public Health  
410 Capitol Avenue MS #11WIC, P.O. Box 340308  
Hartford, CT  06134-0308  

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-741-2142
Fax: (860) 509-8391  
Website:  
http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3137&q=395460

DE

Delaware Health & Social Services  
Division of Public Health ; WIC Program  
Blue Hen Corporate Center  
655 Bay Road, Suite 4-B  
Dover, DE  19901 

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-222-2189 
Fax:  (302)739-3970  
Website:
http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/
dph/chca/dphwichominf01.html

DC

WIC State Agency
2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, Suite 409, Washington, DC  20020

Toll-free: 1-800-345-1WIC or 1-800-345-1942
Fax:  (202) 698-2314
Website:
http://doh.dc.gov/doh/cwp/view,A,3,Q,573282.asp

FL

Bureau of WIC and Nutrition Services  
Florida Department of Health  
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #A-16, HSFW
Tallahassee, FL  32399-1726  

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-342-3556 
Fax:  (850) 922-3936  
Website: 
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/family/wic/

GA

WIC Branch; Division of Public Health  
Georgia Department of Human Resources
Two Peachtree Street, NW, 10th Floor, Suite 476
Atlanta, GA  30303  

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-228-9173 
Fax: (404) 657-2910  
Website:
http://health.state.ga.us/programs/wic/index.asp

HI

WIC Services Branch; Department of Health  235 South Beretania Street, Suite 701
Honolulu, HI  96813  

Toll-free in-state:  1-888-820-6425  
TDD:  (808) 586-8175 
Fax:  (808) 586-8189  
Website: 
http://www.hawaiiwic.com

ID

Idaho WIC Program
Bureau of Clinical and Preventive Services
Department of Health and Welfare
450 W. State Street – 1st  Floor, P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036   

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-926-2588
TDD: (208) 332-7205
Fax: (208) 332-7362
Website:
http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Default.aspx

IL

Bureau of Family Nutrition; Office of Family Health  Illinois Department of Human Services
535 West Jefferson Street  
Springfield, IL  62702  

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-323-4769
Fax:  (217) 785-5247  
Website:
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30513

IN

Indiana State Dept. of Health
2 North Meridian Street, Section 2J
Indianapolis, IN  46204  

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-522-0874
Fax:  (317) 233-5609  
Website: 
http://www.in.gov/isdh/programs/wic/

IA

Bureau of Nutrition and WIC  
Iowa Department of Public Health  
Lucas State Office Building, 5th Floor
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA  50319-0075  

Toll-free in-state:  1-800-532-1579
Fax:  (515) 281-4913  
Website: 
http://www.idph.state.ia.us/wic/default.asp

KS

Nutrition and WIC Services  
Kansas Department of Health & Environment 
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 220
Topeka, KS 66612-1274

Toll-free in-state:  1-800-332-6262
Fax:  (785) 296-1326
Website:
http://www.kdheks.gov/nws-wic/index.asp

KY

Nutrition Services Branch                                           Division of Maternal and Child Health  
Kentucky Department of Public Health Cabinet for Health Services  
275 East Main Street  HS2W-C
Frankfort, KY  40621

Toll-free in-state:  1-800-462-6122
Fax: (502) 564-8389  
Website:
http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/ach/ns/wic.htm

LA

Louisiana Office of Public Health
Department of Health and Hospitals
628 North 4th Street Bin #4 Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Voice:  (225) 342-7893
Fax: (225) 342-8312
Website:
http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?ID=320

ME

Maine WIC Nutrition Program; Division of Family Health
Department of Health and Human Services, 11SHS
286 Water Street, 6th Floor
Augusta, ME 04333

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-437-9300
Fax: (207) 287-3993
Website:
http://www.WICforME.com

MD

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene  
201 West Preston Street P.O. Box 13528  
Baltimore, MD  21203-3528  

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-242-4WIC or 1-800-242-4942
Fax: (410) 333-5243   
Website:
http://mdwic.org

MA

Massachusetts WIC Program  
Massachusetts Department of Public Health  250 Washington Street, 6th Floor  
Boston, MA  02108-4619  

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-WIC-1007 or 1-800-942-1007 
Fax:  (617) 624-6179  
Website: 
http://www.mass.gov/wic

MI

WIC Division 
Michigan Dept. of Community Health 
Lewis Cass Building; 320 S. Walnut St., 6th Floor
Lansing, MI  48913

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-942-1636
Fax:  (517) 335-8835  
Website:
http://www.michigan.gov/wic

MN

Minnesota Department of Health  
85 East Seventh Place  
P.O. Box 64882  
St. Paul, MN  55164-0882  

Toll-free in-state:  1-800-WIC-4030 or 1-800-942-4030
Fax:  (651) 215-8951  
Website:
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/wic/index.asp

MS

WIC Program; State Department of Health  
570 East Woodrow Wilson
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS  39215-1700 

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-721-7222 
Voice:  (601) 576-7100
Fax:  (601) 576-7900
Email:  kburk@msdh.state.ms.us
Website:
http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/msdhsite/

MO

WIC & Nutrition Services
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
930 Wildwood, P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO  65102-0570 

Toll-free for participants searching for clinics/services : 
1-800-TEL-LINK (800-835-5465)
Toll-free State office: 1-800-392-8209 
Fax:  (573) 751-1470
Website:
http://www.dhss.mo.gov/wic/

MT

Family & Community Health Bureau
Montana Dept. of Public Health & Human Services P.O. Box 202951
Helena, MT  59620-2951

Toll-free in-state:   1-800-433-4298 
Fax:  (406) 444-0239  
Website:
http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/PHSD/family-health/
nutrition-wic/nutrition-wic-index.shtml

NE

Office of Family Health
Nebraska Health & Human Services                               301 Centennial Mall South P.O. Box 95044
Lincoln, NE  68509-5044  

Toll-free in-state:   1-800-942-1171 
Fax:  (402) 471-7049  
Website:
http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/nutrition/WICindex.htm

NV

Nevada WIC Program  
Health Division  
3427 Goni Road, Suite 108 
Carson City, NV  89706

Toll-free in-state:  1-800-8-NEV-WIC or 1-800-863-8942 
Fax:  (775) 684-4246  
Website:
http://health.nv.gov/WIC.htm

NH

Nutrition and Health Promotion Section
NH Division of Public Health Services
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301-6504

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-WIC-4321 or 1-800-942-4321
Fax: (603) 271-4779
Website:
http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/DHHS/WIC/default.htm 

NJ

New Jersey State WIC Program  
Department of Health  CN 364  
Trenton, NJ  08625-0364  

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-328-3838
Fax:  (609) 292-3580 or 9288 
Website:
http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/wic/index.shtml

NM

New Mexico Department of Health
Family, Food and Nutrition Section
2040 South Pacheco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Toll-free in-state: 866-867-3124
Fax: (505)476-8900
Website:
http://www.health.state.nm.us/phd/wicsite/index.php

NY

Bureau of Supplemental Food Programs  
Division of Nutrition  
New York State Department of Health  
150 Broadway, Flr 6, West  
Albany, NY  12204-2719  

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-522-5006 
Fax:  (518) 402-7348
Website:
http://www.health.state.ny.us/prevention/nutrition/wic/

NC

Nutrition Services Branch
NC Division of Public Health
Dept. of Health and Human Services  
1914 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699-1914

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-367-2229
Fax:  (919) 870-4818
Website:
http://www.nutritionnc.com/wic/

ND

Maternal and Child Health  
North Dakota State Department of Health
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 301
Bismarck, ND  58505-0200  

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-472-2286
Fax:  (701) 328-1412  
Website:
http://www.health.state.nd.us/wic/

OH

Bureau of Nutrition Services
Ohio Department of Health  
246 North High Street  P.O. Box 118  
Columbus, OH  43216-0118  

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-755-GROW or 1-800-755-4769 
Fax:  (614) 564-2470 
Website:
http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhPrograms/
ns/wicn/wic1.aspx

OK

Oklahoma State Department of Health  
WIC Service
2401 NW 23rd Street, Suite 70
Oklahoma City, OK  73107-2475

Toll-free in-state: 1-888-655-2942 
Fax:  (405) 271-5763  
Website: 
http://www.ok.gov/health/
Child_and_Family_Health/WIC/

OR

Oregon WIC Program  
Nutrition and Health Screening
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 865  
Portland, OR  97232

Toll-free in-state:  1-800-SAFENET or 1-800-723-3638
Fax:  (971) 673-0071
Website:
http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/ph/wic

PA

Pennsylvania Department of Health
Division of WIC
2150 Herr Street, 1st Floor, Suite B
Harrisburg, PA 17103

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-WIC WINS or 1-800-942-9467 Fax: (717) 705-0462
Website:
http://www.pawic.com

PR

WIC Program
Puerto Rico Department of Health
PO Box 25220 San Juan, PR 00928-5220

Voice: (787) 766-2805
fax: (787) 751-5229 or 763-1444

RI

WIC Program-Division of Family Health
RI Department of Health
Cannon Building ; 3 Capitol Hill, Room 302
Providence, RI 02908-5097

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-942-7434
TDD: 1-800-745-5555
Fax: (401) 222-1442
Website:
http://www.health.ri.gov/family/wic/index.php

SC

Division of WIC Services 
South Carolina Dept. of Health & Environmental Control
Mills/Jarrett Complex  
P.O. Box 101106 , 1751 Calhoun Street  
Columbia, SC  29201-2911  

Toll-free in-state: 1-800 868-0404 
Fax:  (803) 898-0383  
Website:
http://www.scdhec.net/health/mch/wic/index.htm
 

SD

Division of Health Services  
South Dakota Department of Health  
615 East 4th Capitol

Pierre, SD  57501-5070  

Toll-free in-state:  1-800-738-2301
Fax: (605) 775-5683
Website:  
http://doh.sd.gov/WIC/default.aspx

TN

Supplemental Nutrition Program Nutrition Services Section  
Tennessee Department of Health  
Cordell Hull Building, 5th Floor  
425 Fifth Avenue, North  
Nashville, TN  37247-5310

Toll-free : 1-800-342-5942
Fax:  (615) 532-7189  
Website:
http://health.state.tn.us/wic/index.htm 

TX

Nutrition Services Section
Texas Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 149347, Mail Code 1933
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

Toll-free-in-state: 1-800-WIC-FOR-U or 1-800-942-3678
Toll-free-out-of-state: 877-341-4491
Fax: (512) 341-4447
Website:
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/wichd/

UT

Division of Family Health Services
Utah State Department of Health  
P.O. Box 141013  
Salt Lake City, UT  84114-1013

Toll-free in-state:  1-877-WIC-KIDS or 1-877-942-5437
Fax:  (801) 538-6729  
Website: 
http://www.health.utah.gov/wic/

VT

Vermont WIC Program  
Division of  Community Public Health Department of Health  P.O. Box 70  
108 Cherry Street  
Burlington, VT  05402-0070  

Toll-free in-state:  1-800-464-4343 extension 7333
Fax:  (802) 863-7229  
Website:
http://healthvermont.gov/family/wic/wic_vt.aspx

VA

Division of  WIC & Community Nutrition Services
Virginia Department of Health  
109 Governor Street, 9th Floor  
Richmond, VA  23219

Toll-free in-state: 1-888-WIC FOOD or 1-888-942-3663  
TDD: 1-800-828-1120 
Fax:  (804) 864-7854
Website:
http://www.vahealth.org/wic

WA

Washington State WIC Nutrition Program
Office of Community Wellness and Prevention
Washington State Dept. of Health
P.O. Box 47886  Olympia, WA  98504-7886  

Toll-free in-state:  1-800-841-1410
TDD:  1-800-833-6388 
Fax:  (360) 236-2345
Website:
http://www.doh.wa.gov/cfh/WIC/default.htm

WV

Bureau for Public Health
Office of Nutrition Services/WIC Program
350 Capitol Street, Room 519
Charleston, WV  25301-3717  

Voice:  (304) 558-0030  
Fax:  (304) 558-1541  
Email:  DFerris@wvdhhr.org
Website:
http://www.wvdhhr.org/ons

WI

Wisconsin WIC Program  
Wisconsin Dept. of Health & Family Services
1 W. Wilson Street, P.O. Box 2659  
Madison, WI  53701-2659  

Toll-free in-state: 1-800-722-2295
Fax:  (608) 266-3125  
Website:
http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/wic

WY

Community and Rural Health Division
Department of Health
6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 510
Cheyenne, WY  82002-0050  

Toll-free in-state:  1-800-994-4769
Fax:  (307) 777-5643  
Website: 
http://wdh.state.wy.us/familyhealth/wic/index.asp

 

 

 

 
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