WIC Information for Healthcare Providers

The WIC program provides special formulas to adults and children with qualifying medical conditions. The formula program is coordinated with the healthcare provider based on sound scientific rationale to benefit WIC participants. The WIC nutritionist will follow up with providers to ensure the appropriate food prescription is provided to a client with special needs.

Qualifying Medical Conditions for Special Formulas

  • Prematurity, low birth weight, and failure to thrive
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Malabsorption disorders
  • Immune system disorders

Not a Qualifying Medical Condition

  • Formula intolerance or food allergy that does not require a special formula
  • Food intolerance in a woman or child that can be managed with a regular food package
  • Need or desire to enhance nutrient intake or manage body weight