WIC (Women, Infants and Children)

What is WIC?
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program which provides services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their 5th birthday based on nutritional risk and income eligibility. 

 

What benefits does WIC offer?

  • Health Screenings (Height/Weight/Hemoglobin Check)
  • Nutritional Risk Assessment
  • Nutrition Education and Counseling
  • Breastfeeding support, education and assistance
  • Free or loaned breast pumps
  • Referrals to community based programs
  • Supplemental Food Vouchers


Who is eligible to receive WIC benefits?.

  • Pregnant women
  • Postpartum women
    • Up to 6 months after pregnancy loss
    • Breastfeeding women (up to 1 year after delivery)
    • Non-breastfeeding women ( up to 6 months after delivery)
  • Infants/Children from birth to five years
    • All applicants must meet income eligibility guidelines.
    • Individuals who meet income and category guidelines will be assessed for nutritional risk factors
    • You do not have to be a US citizen to participate in WIC

 

 

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