Applying for WIC benefits

To apply, call for an appointment at a local WIC office.

WIC benefits are available to pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and/or infants and children under the age of five whose household meets income guidelines. Even if the mother is not currently pregnant or breastfeeding, children under age five may still be eligible for benefits.

WIC Benefits

  • meet with a nutritionist (infants and children are weighed, measured, and have an iron screening);
  • learn about eating healthy;
  • receive a “food prescription” designed for their specific nutritional needs;
  • receive checks redeemable for healthy foods at participating WIC vendor stores, and
  • get referrals to helpful services for their family.

Fathers, grandparents, and foster parents can also apply for WIC to receive supplemental nutrition benefits for infants and children who are five years old or younger in their care.

Children who are WIC participants must accompany their parent/guardian to appointments for continued screenings for iron in the blood and growth development.