Applying for WIC benefits

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

WIC benefits are available to women who are pregnant, just had a baby, and to children under the age of five whose household meets income guidelines. The sooner you apply, the sooner you can receive benefits that will prepare you and your child for a healthy outcome. Women who apply early in their pregnancy are more likely to have a healthy baby. Children who stay on WIC until the age of five, are better prepared and more likely to succeed in school.

WIC Benefits

  • Meet with a nutritionist (infants and children are weighed, measured, and have an iron screening);
  • Get support for breastfeeding your baby;
  • Learn about eating healthy;
  • Receive a “food prescription” designed for your specific nutritional needs;
  • Receive checks redeemable for healthy foods at participating WIC vendor stores, and
  • Get referrals to helpful services for your family.

Fathers, grandparents, and foster parents can also apply for WIC to receive benefits for infants and children in their care.

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