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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
WIC is a free program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and operated by the Washington State Department of Health. It supports eligible pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under 5.
Through WIC, you can get:
- Monthly checks to use towards many healthy foods
- Health screenings and referrals
- Ideas on how to be more active together as a family
- Nutrition advice for children with food allergies
- Kid-friendly recipes
- Education about the special benefits of breastfeeding and support for breastfeeding mothers
- No-cost, one-on-one meetings with a nutritionist
Who’s eligible for WIC?
Eligibility depends on household size and income. You might be eligible if you or your family are on Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Basic Food. Foster children are also eligible for WIC.
Many working families and military families are eligible for WIC. Don’t assume that you make too much to qualify for WIC — it’s easy to find out if you qualify.
To find out if you’re eligible:
- Call the Family Health Hotline at 1-800-322-2588
- Text “WIC” to 96859
- Visit ParentHelp123’s Resource Finder