Supplemental Food Program for Woman, Infants and Children (WIC)

Provides vouchers to purchase nutritionally appropriate foods and nutrition education to pregnant and post-partum women and children under age five.

Who Qualifies?

  • Pregnant women
  • Mothers with babies under 6 months old
  • Mothers who are breastfeeding
  • Babies
  • Children under age 5 who are at nutritional risk
  • Fathers, grandparents and foster parents can also apply for WIC for children in their care
  • Citizen and immigrant information is not required

Income and Resource Limits

There is no resource test in WIC.  Income must be within the limits in the chart,  In addition, a woman or child who is receiving RIte Care is considered to have income within the limits.

How to Apply

WIC sites are located at community health centers, St. Joseph Health Center and Woman and Infants Hospital.  For more information or the nearest office contact the Department of Health, 1-800-942-7434.

Income Guidelines, WIC

(April 2017 – June 30, 2018)

Family Size* Maximum Income (Annual)
1 $22,311
2 $30,044
3 $37,777
4 $45,510
5 $53,243
6 $60,976
7 $68,709
 8 $76,442
Each Add’l Member  $7,733

*Pregnant woman counts as 2