The Women, Infants, & Children Program, also known as WIC, helps Idaho families by providing checks to buy healthy foods from local grocery stores. WIC also provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and help finding other healthcare and community services. Monthly benefits depend on the age of the child (from birth to a child’s 5th birthday), and the status of the mother (pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum). WIC services are provided by the seven Idaho Public Health Districts and two Native American Health Agencies. There are more than 50 clinics located across the state.
APPLY OVER THE PHONE OR IN PERSON:
- Call or visit the closest WIC clinic
Be prepared to provide this information with the application:
- ID Card
- Proof of Idaho Address
- Proof of Pregnancy
- Household Income
To qualify for WIC, a family must:
- Live in Idaho
- Show proof of identity
- Meet certain income guidelines
- Be an infant or child under the age of 5
- Be pregnant, currently breastfeeding a child under 1, or had a baby within the past 6 months
If you think you qualify for WIC, please call or visit the closest WIC clinic for an appointment or to apply.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider.