Frequently Asked Questions

What is WIC?
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, post-partum and children under 5 years old

Who can come to my WIC appointment if I can’t?
You can assign an alternate person that can come to your WIC appointments, pick up your checks and shop for you.

I missed my appointment.  What do I do?
We can reschedule an appointment for you, or you may walk in at any of our 6 sites.

Do I have to be a US citizen or resident to qualify?
No, Immigration status is not a determining factor nor do we report to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).

Does WIC report eligibility to other programs?
No, WIC is a non- reporting agency.  It is not necessary to be a citizen to receive WIC benefits

Am I eligible for WIC if I get food stamps?
Yes, you can participate in both programs.  Food stamps will not be affected if you qualify for WIC

My child is over 1 year old.  Can he still get WIC?
Yes, any child who qualifies can get WIC through the age of 5.

I didn’t get my child’s WIC referral filled out.  Can I still get WIC?
Yes, bring your child and we will weigh and measure your child at WIC.  You can bring the results of the blood test another time.