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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)


What is WIC?

A Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children.

Women: Pregnant, Post Partum or Breast-feeding
Infants: Under one year of age (birth to 11 months)
Children: Under five years of age - once child turns five years old, he/she is no longer eligible for the WIC Program

Who is eligible for WIC?

You must meet income guidelines which are based on family size and family gross income. Proof of income must be provided, such as check stubs, current Medicaid card, Military Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), unemployment benefits statement. Proof of income must be current.
You must have a Medical/Nutritional risk as determined by a Nutritionist. The Nutritionist uses information from the medical referral form that has been completed and signed by your doctor during your medical exam. This referral form must list current height, weight and hematocrit (blood work.)

What you need to bring to a WIC appointment:

  1. Medical referral form which has been completed by your doctor. The medical information on this form CANNOT be over two months old. You may print copies of the blank referral forms by selecting Infants & Children form or Pregnant and Postpartum Women form and then print from your browser's print icon.
  2. Click here to see Proof of income information.
  3. Click here to see Proof of identification information.
  4. WIC ID folder - if you have been on WIC before or now have some on the WIC Program

Other Information:

Once you are added to the WIC Program, you will be recertified every six months using the same procedures listed above. You can be taken off the WIC Program if:

  • You do not pick up your WIC vouchers.
  • During any subsequent appointment, if you no longer meet the financial or nutritional risk eligibility criteria.

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Last Updated: 08-24-2011

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