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The Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

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WIC is an equal opportunity program for:

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Babies and children under age five

The WIC Program has openings!

Find your WIC Clinic

Find the phone number and address for the WIC Clinic closest to where you live or work. Or, you may call the Family Health Hotline to learn more! We are open Monday-Friday. 1-800-322-2588

Did you know?

  • With WIC you can get monthly checks for up to $100 worth of healthy foods when two in your family are enrolled. Each person gets checks for up to $50 worth of healthy foods. You’ll be able to use your checks at the grocery store the same day as your first visit!
  • Working families, those on unemployment, and military families can get WIC. See the income guidelines below to learn if your family is eligible.
  • If you get DSHS Medical, TANF, or basic food (food stamps) you are automatically eligible for WIC
  • Getting WIC will not affect your immigration status.
  • It’s easy to apply. WIC even takes care of the paperwork.

Income Guidelines:

Add one for each unborn child

Family Size Monthly Income
1 $1,679
2 $2,268
3 $2,857
4 $3,446
5 $4,035
6 $4,624
7 $5,213
8 $5,802
9 $6,391
10 $6,980
11+ $589 each

Income guidelines effective April 1,2011

WIC is more than food

The friendly, caring people at WIC offer you other services too:

  • If you are a breastfeeding mother, WIC will help with healthy foods and other support for you and your baby.
  • WIC will give you nutrition tips to help you and your family eat well and stay healthy.
  • WIC can tell you about many other services available in your community.

WIC food list

You can use your checks from WIC at your local grocery store.
The healthy foods WIC provides include:

Fresh fruits Whole wheat bread
Fresh vegetables Peanut butter
Milk Tortillas
Eggs Canned tuna
Cheese Dried beans and peas and lentils
Fruit juices Breakfast cereal
Infant formula for babies who are not breastfed Jarred baby foods

Use the Benefit Finder to see if you may qualify for other benefits in addition to WIC.